Hello All! We welcome you to come travel with us this month to Mexico! Each month we travel to a different region to bring you different styles and tastes of wine. When you come to visit us, get your passport book, and after enjoying your flight get your passport stamped with each region.

Take a look below to see what Mexican red wines we are featuring for you!

Mejico Red Blend, Baja California – Mejico was produced by Cava Maciel. Cava Maciel was started by Jorge Eduardo Maciel, when he discovered his passion for wine after a trip to Italy. He then decided to start his wine journey by creating his own wines in his parent’s garage. Paoloni Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot Blend – Paoloni is a family owned boutique winery. They are located on the northern side of the valley. His winery is located on granite soil, which brings more minerality into the wines.

Paolo started his winery in 1988, and he lives on site where he takes pride in maintaining his vineyards. Paolo ferments this Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks, and then transfers the into French Oak Vats and ages them for 18 months. Paolo also practices sustainable farming. This wine is a great addition to our Mexico flight because it shows varietal correctness.

Casa Madero “3V” – Casa Madero is located in Valle de Parras, a wine region in the mountains of Sierra Madre Oriental. Mexico is North America’s oldest wine producing country, producing grapes since 1521. Casa Madero was established in 1597 as Hacienda San Lorenzo, when the governor gave them an envelope sealed with permission to plant vines from King Felipe II of Spain. The estate switched ownership 13 times, but was purchased and renovated by Don Madero in 1893. Madero accomplished wonderful things in the time he owned the estate, such as founding a girl’s home.

When the Mexican Revolution began in 1910, the estate was owned by Don Madero’s grandson, Fransico Madero. He later became president of Mexico! In 1991, the Shiraz grape was planted in Casa Madero’s Estate. In 1997, Casa Madero celebrated their 400 years! They began implementing new technologies and by 1999 Casa Madero’s wines were presented in 27 countries. The 3V was first launched in 2007, exclusively for first class by Mexicana de Aviacion. In 2010 they were awarded an ISO Certification, as the first winery to have quality processes with national certifications. As you can see, Casa Madero has quite the history behind them.

In 2016, they renewed their label. That label is the one you see on the 2021 3V. The label is textured in honor of the walls of Hacienda San Lorenzo. The writing is the manuscripts extracted from the book of Las Mercedes. We thought Casa Madero’s 3V would be a special addition to our Mexico wine flight with all of their history and the quality of their wine.

L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah – L.A. Cetto is located in Valle de Guadalupe. L.A. Cetto is currently one of the largest wine producers in Baja California. Angelo Cetto came from Italy in 1928 as an immigrant to pursue his wine knowledge and dream to begin his own winery in Baja California. The terroir was tough for Angelo at first, so he started by releasing sherry and port. Angelo was blessed with America declaring the prohibition, so Americans would cross the border to Valle de Guadalupe, where they were allowed to drink. This helped Angelo as he had just begun to make wine, he had a market coming right to him. In the coming years, it was easy for Angelo to increase his production and quality of wine.

Sierra Blanca by LA Cetto – This is an 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc originated in Loire Valley, France. This Sauvignon Blanc was harvested from Las Bellotas, Guadelupe Valley. It is aged in French Oak barrels for 75 days with lees. The palate of this sauvignon blanc is unctuous and offers great acidity. There are notes of herbaceousness and citrus. This wine pairs well with goat cheese, ceviche’s, and pasta with seafoods.

Paoloni Chardonnay – Paoloni uses fresh water from the surrounding mountains to water their vineyards. Paoloni sources all of his grapes from his own estate, which is south facing on the side of a mountain. Paoloni is located just 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Paoloni uses his name for exporting his wines, but his Estate is called “Villa Montefiori”. In 1998, he began to plant Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Brunello, aglianico, and chardonnay that was brought over from Italy and France. This chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel, with natural yeast on lees. It aged 6 months in stainless steel.

Casa Madero Chardonnay – Casa Madero owns and operates the oldest vineyards and winery in the entire American Continent. 73 years after Hernan Cortez conquered the Aztecs, Don Lorenzo Garcia explored the north of Mexico, and in the midst of a desert, came across a veritable oasis with water springs and abundance of native vines, from whose grapes the first American wine was ever produced. The place was called “Santa Maria de las Parras”, or Holy Mary of the vines, as Parras is Spanish for vines.

On the 19th of August 1597, Don Lorenzo García took formal possession of a land grant issued to him by Philip II King of Spain, with the express purpose of establishing a vineyard to produce wine and brandy, thus asserting his claim and peaceful use of the land he had settled earlier, thus giving formal birth to the Hacienda de San Lorenzo, which today is Casa Madero. This beautiful Chardonnay has light straw yellow with golden flashes. Fruity character that evokes guava, mango, star fruit, peach, apple, pineapple and pear, as well as white flowers, chamomile and hints of honey. Intense, fruity and floral on the palate. Refreshing and with good persistence on the finish.

LA Cetto Chardonnay – In 1928, Don Angelo Cetto initiated the most important wine tradition in the country. With great faith, and confidence in the soil of Baja California, he gave himself the task of starting his own wine revolution in the region. In 1963 Cetto’s Wine, under the leadership of Don Luis Augustin Cetto spearheaded a rapid modernization and vast transformation of oenology. Being the wine pioneer in the Valle de Guadalupe, Cetto concentrated on the introduction of a variety of fine grapes and in exploring the diverse terrains and climates of the region. He crowned his wine-making process by founding L.A Cetto Winery in 1975. His great purpose to give Mexico the best Baja California has to offer.

Currently, Luis Alberto is the third generation of this wine crafting tradition. He is completely dedicated to the tradition that his grandfather started. He shares the vision of Don Luis and in a short time has expanded to 27 international markets such as, France, Spain, Germany, United States, Canada to name a few. LA Cetto’s wines have received more than 150 awards from some of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world. Three generations with a tradition of wine crafting excellence. Pale yellow with greenish hues, excellent brilliance with aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, including orange and mango. On the palate it is slightly mellowing, persistent and balanced with fruity notes.