Although we are a wine-forward website for the growing San Miguel de Allende wine scene, being in Mexico almost requires us to talk about enjoying Mexico most popular and most famous spirit, Tequila. And if we write about tequila, its got to be great tequila.
Today we are featuring a stand-out tequila and tasting room in SMA that you don’t want to miss, Casa Dragones and the Casa Dragones Tasting Room.
This six-seat destination for sipping tequila and signature cocktails is tucked away in the historic Dôce 18, former mansion that is now home to luxury boutiques, shops and restaurants in Centro San Miguel. Casa Dragones worked with the internationally acclaimed Meyer Davis architectural design firm to create the intimate Tasting Room, which features of course, Casa Dragones’ tequila.
Bertha Gonzalez Nieves is a master tequilera and the co-founder of Casa Dragones. She oversees the high tech process first hand. “I spent days trying to understand the process. You go with a verifier to a field, and they measure one side to another, then count the lines [of plants], then do a mathematical equation which they use to catalog the number of plants,” she boasts. “It gives you a sense of how well run the appellation of origin is.” Casa Dragones produces their tequila in small batches with no more than 500 cases in Tequila, Jalisco, MX.
Now, guests at Hotel Matilda can arrange a tour and tequila tasting or a private dinner with tequila pairings inside the historic home that once was the casa of the legendary Dragones cavalry of San Miguel de Allende, which inspired the tequila’s name.
As a matter of fact, Casa Dragones Tasting Room received a Special Mention for Hospitality – Bars & Nightclubs for the Architizer’s A+ Awards Honoring the Best Architecture, Spaces, & Products in 2017. Guests have to make a reservation to visit Casa Dragones Tasting Room for their sipping tasting experience of Casa Dragones Joven Sipping Tequila and Casa Dragones Blanco. Visitors can also choose dates when resident mixologists will be available for craft cocktail tastings.
Reservations can be made by contacting Concierge@CasaDragones.com