Chihuahua becomes a great wine producer
Grape is one of the main products of the Mexican countryside and generator of jobs in the country, is an area of about 33,000 hectares: 66% of its production corresponds to table grapes, 11% to raisins and 23% to wine grapes, standing out as producing entities in the latter category: Baja California, Coahuila, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi and Chihuahua.
In Chihuahua, the producing areas are Bachíniva, Delicias, Sacramento, Encinillas and Chihuahua, with the varieties Chardonnay white grape and red grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, and Malbec.
It has several wineries, including: Viñedos y Bodegas Encinillas, Bodegas Pinesqué, Cavall 7, Bodegas Valles Villalpando, Boutique Reyes Mota, Hacienda de Bustillos, Cava Baltierra, Bodega Misión Cerocahui, Casa Piña Mora, Casa Pasado Meridiano, Casa Tres Ríos, Casa Chávez, Odille.
It can become an alternative crop because it uses a smaller amount of water and requires a large amount of labor, which translates into employment generation for Chihuahuenses.
The state will participate with 25 wine labels in the contest Mexico Selection in Brussels, which seeks to recognize the best wines and spirits in the country, in addition to Chihuahua will apply to host the next edition, in order to continue reflecting on the importance of this crop, production, the establishment of trade relations and the exchange of new techniques.
Chihuahua has land with rich properties to produce high-quality grapes for wine production, which can compete with anyone in the world.