The city of San Miguel de Allende is surrounded by an expansive wine-growing area. Wine making began in Mexico with the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. While there were indigenous grapes in Mexico before the Spanish arrived, the grape vines the Spanish brought from Europe to Mexico were much better suited for wine making.
There are four top vineyards located just outside of San Miguel de Allende, which make perfect day trips.
Cuna de Tierra
Cuna de Tierra, started in 2005, is San Miguel de Allende’s most well-known vineyard. The vineyard’s flagship wine, Cuna de Tierra, won a Gold Medal at Les Citadellas du Vin in 2015, putting the vineyard on the map.
The Dos Buhos vineyard, formerly a cattle ranch, is now a local favorite for wine, local art, history, and design. The establishment produces 5,000+ bottles of wine per year, and they’re distinguished by using organic farming techniques, which use no preservatives in the fermentation process. now incorporates local art, history and beauty into its design and location. They produce around 5,000 bottles a year using organic farming techniques, manual harvesting and the introduction of natural yeasts with no preservatives in the fermentation process.
Tours of the Dos Buhos vineyard can be arranged Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm for 350 pesos per person.
Rancho Toyan is both a vineyard and a farm growing various types of organic produce. Visitors enjoy touring their creepy, underground wine cellar. This small vineyard offers 6 different wines: a 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Sauvgnon Blanc, 2013 Merlot, a 2011 Merlot-Cabernet blend, 2014 Chardoney-Sauvignon Blanc and a 2015 Sauvignon Blanc.
Santissima Trindidad & Viñedos San Lucas
Santissima Trinidad and Viñedos San Lucas is a unique project that is a combination vineyard and residential community. All residents of the luxury neighborhood have the opportunity to participate in the wine making process, or to take classes at the vineyard.
The vineyard produces a boutique production of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. .