Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Visit Casa Madero winery
Casa Madero is not only a winery with a fascinating history, but a weekend retreat for the wealthy owner’s family. This fall, I had the unique opportunity to stay there and experience how the Mexican gentry have lived for generations! The Casa Madero Winery occupies the oldest vineyard on the North American Continent, in the valley of San Lorenzo, 8 kms north of Parras de la Fuente in the State of Coahuila in North Eastern Mexico. Their temperate weather, 1700 metres above sea-level, and the spring fed earth make it ideal for pomegranate, pecan, walnut and grape growing.
I was fortunate to stay at the winery in the Posada Casa Grande de la Hacienda de San Lorenzo, the twenty-five bedroom weekend retreat of the Madero family. In this beautiful setting the five thousand extended members of the Madero family come for their annual reunion. The reunion is held by the illuminated swimming pool surrounded by a colourful display of purple bougainvillea bushes.
More here: http://www.madero.com.mx/