San Miguel de Allende Wineries

Seeing Red in Guanajuato

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Mention Bordeaux, Napa and Tuscany, and wine will surely be the first thought that comes to mind. After all, these long established wine regions have a reputation of producing some of the world’s finest vino.

Nestled in a fertile valley between two mountain ranges, the warm, sunny days and cool nights make the area a prime wine-growing region, and it’s only a matter of time before the name Guanajuato joins the prestigious lineup above. To help speed up the process, the 4th annual Tinto Bajio wine festival will take place in the gardens of Hotsson Hotel in León on May 27th and 28th.

Over 60 Mexican wineries from around the country will be represented, including those found along the Guanajuato Wine Route that wends its way through the lovely cobbled streets and colorful colonial-style architecture of San Miguel de Allende. The festival presents a perfect opportunity for wine lovers and aficionados to meet with the artisanal wine makers and learn more about the history and current production of wine in Mexico. As a bonus, wines will also be sold at a discounted price for festival attendees.

There’s no such thing as a wine festival without food, and Tinto Bajio is no exception. Locally made, gourmet products ranging from handmade cheeses to freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil will be available in the festival’s marketplace, all perfect accompaniments for the various vintages at hand.

The festival will also feature live music and kids’ entertainment, and tickets can be purchased at the door.

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