Chihuahua hosts top wine competition

19/01/2020

Chihuahua will host the most important wine competition in the world, Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, as part of the 25 congresses and conventions that were confirmed for this 2020.

Chihuahua will host the world's most important wine competition. Photo: El Heraldo de Juarez
Chihuahua will host the world's most important wine competition. Photo: El Heraldo de Juarez

According to the Economy and Tourism Unit of the municipal government, the final number of events to be held in the city is not final, because as the year progresses, more are added while others are about to apply through the Convention Bureau, the municipal government of Chihuahua and State Tourism.

Among those confirmed is the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles to be held during the second half of the year, which aims to celebrate the richness of wine, food, and culture of Mexico, through the best wines in the country, in addition to offering a quality guide for consumers around the world.

Likewise, the Binational Tourist Connection event will be held from February 19 to 21, as well as the Pediatric Pneumology Congress and Pediatric Dentistry Congress.

While in the world of sports, the city will host the National Mountain and Road Cycling Championship, Mexican American Football Season, National Baseball Tournament and the National Cachibol Tournament, whose dates will be revealed soon.

It should be noted that the economic impact of these events is still unknown due to the lack of details on how many people are expected from each of the organizers.

CHIHUAHUA BECOMES A GREAT WINE PRODUCER

Chihuahua has become one of the wine-producing entities, to date it has 54 labels from 23 wine-producing estates, reaching almost 220 thousand bottles per year.

The entity is located among the seven main wine regions thanks to vineyards of Bachiniva, Delicias, Sacramento, Encinillas and Chihuahua.
The entity is located among the seven main wine regions thanks to vineyards of Bachiniva, Delicias, Sacramento, Encinillas and Chihuahua.

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.

By Mexicanist