The best wines of Mexico

Discover the best wines of Mexico as well as the best winemakers of Mexico and estates of Mexico to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Mexico and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Mexico by region

Looking for a good wine of Mexico among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Mexico. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Mexico with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Mexico

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Mexico

Red wines from the region of Mexico go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or pork such as recipes of beef/bechamel lasagna, leg of lamb with baked potatoes or tartiflette (from a real savoyard).

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Mexico

On the nose the red wine of the region of Mexico. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, vegetal or toasty and sometimes also flavors of prune, cinnamon or dark fruit. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Mexico. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Mexico

  • 2003 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.42/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.40/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Mexico

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tempranillo
  • Nebbiolo
  • Merlot
  • Zinfandel
  • Malbec

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Mexico

A wine route planned in the region of Mexico? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Mexico.

Discovering the wine region of Mexico

The Vitis vinifera Vine and the concept of winemaking arrived in Mexico with the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. Before the colony's wine production could meet local demand, wine was imported from Spanish vineyards, which maintained a healthy Flow of ships and trade between Spain and Nueva Espana ("New Spain" as Mexico was called at the time). This trade was so important that the King of Spain, King Carlos II, banned commercial wine production to keep it going. Local wine production was only allowed for ceremonial purposes, but it was this legal exception that kept a tiny Mexican wine industry going until the early 19th century, when Mexico gained its independence from Spain.

The first Mexican vineyards were planted around the town of Parras de la Fuente, which translates as "vineyards of the spring," nestled in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains. The wine regions of modern Mexico are now located in the slightly cooler, ocean-moderated Climate of northwestern Baja California, far west of the original wine-growing areas. Ninety percent of Mexican wine is now produced at the northern end of the Long, thin Baja California peninsula, in the valleys of Guadalupe, Calafia, Santo Tomas, San Vicente and San Antonio de las Minas. There are also scattered vineyards in La Laguna and further South in Zacateca and Aguascalientes where table Grapes are more common.

Because of the hot, sunny climate, irrigation is required in almost all locations; most Mexican vineyards are at a latitude similar to the deserts of Iraq and the northern Sahara. Rainfall is low, with the driest areas receiving as little as 200 millimeters (8 inches) per year. The entire region, with the exception of the northwestern corner of Baja California, is classified as a hot arid desert on the Koppen climate classification scale; viticulture is made possible by the presence of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Gulf of California to the east. There are no native vinifera varieties in the Americas, so Mexican wine is produced from "international" varieties of French, Spanish and Italian origin.

Great white wines of Mexico

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Mexico

White wines from the region of Mexico go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of baked salmon with tomato, bouillabaisse like in marseille or mushroom, bacon and gruyere quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Mexico

On the nose the white wine of the region of Mexico. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, microbio or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit, tropical fruit or non oak. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Mexico. is a powerful mainly marked by the residual sugar.

The best vintages in white wine of Mexico

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.11/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.09/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.00/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Mexico

  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Muscatel

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Mexico

A wine route planned in the region of Mexico? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Mexico.

Discover the grape variety: Nebbiolo

A very old grape variety grown in the Italian Piedmont. It has a great resemblance with the Freisa, which also comes from the same Italian region. Among the various massal selections made in Italy, we find lampia, michet and rosé. It can be found in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Mexico, the United States (California), Australia, etc. In France, it is practically unknown, perhaps because it is a delicate and demanding grape variety with, among other things, a fairly long phenological cycle.

Great sparkling wines of Mexico

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Mexico

Sparkling wines from the region of Mexico go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of home-made coq au vin, salmon and avocado chirashi or chicken tagine with apricots and almonds.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Mexico

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Mexico. often reveals types of flavors of tree fruit, non oak or earth and sometimes also flavors of microbio, oak or floral.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Mexico

  • 2010 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.82/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Mexico

  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Macabeo
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel
  • Barbera

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Mexico

A wine route planned in the region of Mexico? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Mexico.

The word of the wine: Ladle

Said of a wine that is not clear due to the presence of colloidal suspensions that prevent the passage of light.

Great pink wines of Mexico

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Mexico

Pink wines from the region of Mexico go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of pljeskavica (balkan hamburger), pan-fried lamb heart or cicadas at the chib.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Mexico

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Mexico. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of oak, tree fruit or spices.

The best vintages in pink wine of Mexico

  • 1989 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.92/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.89/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.87/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Mexico

  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Tempranillo
  • Zinfandel

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Mexico

A wine route planned in the region of Mexico? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Mexico.

Discover the grape variety: Nebbiolo

A very old grape variety grown in the Italian Piedmont. It has a great resemblance with the Freisa, which also comes from the same Italian region. Among the various massal selections made in Italy, we find lampia, michet and rosé. It can be found in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Mexico, the United States (California), Australia, etc. In France, it is practically unknown, perhaps because it is a delicate and demanding grape variety with, among other things, a fairly long phenological cycle.

Great sweet wines of Mexico

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Mexico

Sweet wines from the region of Mexico go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or spicy food such as recipes of salmon and spinach gratin, small cuttlefish a la plancha or chicken colombo (west indies).

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Mexico

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Mexico. often reveals types of flavors of earth, oak or non oak and sometimes also flavors of microbio, tree fruit or spices.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Mexico

  • 2001 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.06/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.06/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.05/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.00/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Mexico

  • Chenin Blanc
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Sémillon
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cariñena
  • Chardonnay

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Mexico

A wine route planned in the region of Mexico? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Mexico.

The word of the wine: Traditional method

Also known as the Champagne method, this is the elaboration of sparkling wines according to the second fermentation method in the bottle.

Great natural sweet wines of Mexico

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Mexico

Natural sweet wines from the region of Mexico go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, spicy food or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of beef lark, dal lentils with coconut milk or duck legs with green olives.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Mexico

  • 2008 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.56/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Mexico

  • Carignan
  • Petite Sirah

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Mexico

A wine route planned in the region of Mexico? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Mexico.

Discover the grape variety: Chenin blanc

It most certainly originates from the Anjou region and is registered in the official catalogue of wine grape varieties on the A1 list. It can also be found in South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Chile, the United States (California), New Zealand, etc. It is said to be a descendant of Savagnin and to have sauvignonasse as its second parent (Jean-Michel Boursiquot 2019). On the other hand, Chenin blanc is the half-brother of verdelho and sauvignon blanc and is the father of colombard.

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