Mexico may be better known for its beer and tequila, but it is also home to the oldest wine industry
in the Americas. In fact, there are several wine-producing regions
in the country, with excellent vineyards in the states of Guanajuato, Querétaro and Coahuila. Yet the undoubted epicenter of Mexico’s wine country is found on the peninsula of Baja California, where multiple vineyards, wine museums and tasting rooms compete for supremacy. Here’s our rundown of Mexico’s most incredible wines.
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Just 15 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, La Lomita winery was founded in 2009 and currently produces eight distinct labels including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. All the wines are produced from grapes grown and processed entirely on the property. The most celebrated wine offered at La Lomita is a vintage Grenache called Pagano. A bold, minty wine, with hints of blueberry and strawberry, a glass of Pagano truly envelops the senses.
La Lomita, Comunidad de San Marcos, Fraccionamiento 13, San Antonio de las Minas, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico +52 646 156 8466
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