Our Wines Are Winners!

Mexican wineries submitted 18 wines to the Brussels World Wine Competition and bagged 18 medals, six of them gold.

This year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles attracted 9,080 entries from 50 countries competing for grand gold, gold and silver medals.

A panel of 320 international judges — journalists, buyers, sommeliers and various winos — gave Spanish wines the highest number of medals, followed by France, Italy, Portugal and Chile. China, which doubled its medal count this year, was in the top 10.

 

wine.jpgThe gold medal-winning Mexican wines were:
 Casa Grande Chardonnay 2016, Parras Valley, Coahuila;
 Casa Madero Chardonnay 2016, Parras Valley, Coahuila;
 Casta Tinta Syrah 2014, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;
 Duetto 2011 (Santo Tomás), Baja Calfornia;
 Hilo Negro ZigZag 2014, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;
 Solera Blanco (Santo Tomás), Valle de Santo Tomás, Baja California.
Mexico’s silver medal winners:
 Cardón 2014, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;
 Casa Grande Shiraz 2013, Parras Valley, Coahuila;
 Casta Blanca 2016, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;
 Casta Negra 2013, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;
 Cuna De Tierra 2014, Guanajuato;
 Cuna De Tierra Nebbiolo 2014, Guanajuato;
 L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Privada 2013, Baja California;
 L.A. Cetto Nebbiolo Reserva Privada 2013, Baja California;
 L.A. Cetto Petite Syrah 2015, Baja California;
 L.A. Cetto Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Baja California;
 Monte Xanic Sauvignon Blanc Viña Kristel 2016, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;
 Tierra Adentro Syrah Merlot Tempranillo 2013, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California.
 

So, where are these Baja winners? All in northern Baja. We have five vineyards in southern Baja, but they’re new and will take some time to produce good wine. And, of course, we will need a winery to stomp and bottle to grapes. We had one, briefly, in Todos Santos but it closed. Anyone want to step up to the plate?