Guanajuato Wine Route
San Miguel de Allende is not only a World Heritage Site and one of Mexico’s premier destinations located in the state of Guanajuato, it’s the starting line for the Guanajuato Wine Route. During many of the Guanajuato wine tours you will find out how and why this wine region is booming and why it’s becoming so popular among wine lovers, both locals and foreigners alike.
You will discover a new appreciation for what is about to become another draw to the new exploding “foodie” scene in San Miguel de Allende…and now you can do it with a glass of wine in your hand. There are four wineries that essentially make up this tour just outside of the colonial treasure known as San Miguel de Allende.
Exploring the Wineries along the Guanajuato Mexico Wine Route
One of the most popular wineries in the San Miguel area is the Vega Manchon winery known by the name on its wine label, Cuna de Tierra. Vega Manchon winery is only 20-minutes from San Miguel de Allende in the town of Dolores Hidalgo. After a visit to Vega Manchon’s wine cellar you will find phenomenal wine tasting and pairings with local artisan and gourmet foods, including freshwater lobster.
You also need to stop by the unique and artistic flavor of the Bodega Dos Buhos (Two Owls) where art and a really good wine selection collide into a fun stop on the tour. Dos Buhos is a winery located only 6-kms from San Miguel de Allende. Owner Diane Maycotte and her husband both have backgrounds and childhoods filled with music, art, culture and creativity making the Dos Buhos winery an obvious extension of these great ‘loves’. The art and architecture of the winery and the wine tasting room are renditions of works of art by local San Miguel de Allende artists.
The circuit typically ends at Vinicola Toyan, a winery situated 8 KM from San Miguel de Allende on the Queretaro highway. Here, you’ll discover a beautiful wine cellar that was designed by Martha Molina, the general manager, who says that the two meteorites fragments located on the property give her wines the right balance of energy. You will find the meteorites displayed at the entrance to the wine cellar to help enhance the wine’s organic body and flavor.
The Vendimias (harvests) in the Guanajuato wine region take place in late July and early August and draws local and international wine lovers who are encouraged to celebrate with wine tasting, grape stomping, winery tours and music. The vineyards and wine region in and around San Miguel de Allende are a perfect getaway for lovers of wine, food and the Mexican culture. Enjoy your tour!