Monday, April 06, 2009

Wines of Mexico Fest

The 2009 Wines of Mexico Fest will take place on Thursday, April 2 2009 at the Metropolitan Hotel. The tasting will give Vancouverites an opportunity to try some of the best wines from our sunny southern neighbour. Tickets are only $35 through

Mexico has been producing wine for more than five centuries. In recent years the quality of Mexican wines has attracted international attention, and Mexico has won medals in many prestigious international competitions including the Challenge International de Vin, California’s Orange County Fair, and the Selections Mondiales. The Wines of Mexico Fest in Vancouver will showcase wines from select Mexican wineries, including Monte Xanic, Bodegas de Santo Tomas, and L.A. Cetto.

The Monte Xanic winery prides itself on being a pioneer in winemaking process and technology. It is located in Mexico’s most prestigious winemaking region, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California. The winery’s methods produce premium and ultra-premium wines that perfectly express the terroir of this exquisite area.

Bodegas de Santo Tomas, founded in 1888, has been producing wine longer than any other winery currently operating in Mexico. The first vines in the Santo Thomas Valley were planted by Dominican missionaries who settled the Baja area around 1697. Bodegas de Santo Tomas is well-known on the international stage for its high-quality wines.

L.A. Cetto winery, located in the Guadalupe Valley in Baja California, currently exports to over 25 countries. With 75 years of winemaking tradition behind them, they are one of the largest wineries in Mexico and have won a total of 132 international awards for their wines.

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