12 Guanajuato vineyards win 24 medals at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

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12 Guanajuato vineyards have notably excelled in the “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, earning a total of 24 medals in the categories of Grand Gold, Gold, and Silver.

The award-winning wineries include Pájaro Azul, Dos Búhos, Tres Raíces, Viñedo San Miguel, Los Remedios, San José Lavista, Bodegas Cuna de Tierra, La Santísima Trinidad, Casa Anza, Cavas Manchón, Vinícola El Paraíso, and La Santa Vid.

This achievement positions Guanajuato as the second destination with the highest number of distinctions in Mexico, surpassed only by Baja California.

During the “Wine Week” celebrated from June 4th to 9th, Governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo expressed his pride: “Guanajuato shone in the world of wine and became a great reference.”

This year, Guanajuato hosted the prestigious international wine tasting competition, blind-evaluating over 15,000 samples by professional tasters.

Juan José Álvarez Brunel, Secretary of Tourism for the State of Guanajuato, praised local viticulturists for their dedication and passion.

“We are very proud of what we have harvested in the State, in this great Land of Wines. Today, the work we have done, both publicly and privately, is reflected in the recognition of 12 Guanajuato wineries.”

Guanajuato ranked in the Top 5 among medal-winning countries, trailing behind Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal. The awarded Guanajuato wineries are:

Grand Gold Medals:

  • Dos Búhos Grenache Gran Reserva 2019
  • Pájaro Azul 2020

Gold Medals:

  • Guanamé Sauvignon Blanc 2023
  • Tres Raíces Sangiovese 2022
  • Tres Raíces Grenache 2021
  • La Santísima Trinidad Sauvignon Blanc 2022
  • La Santísima Trinidad Blend Blanco Joven 2023
  • La Santa Vid Reserva de la Casa 2020
  • Los Remedios Moscatel 2023
  • La Prieta 2022
  • Lavista Reserva Malbec 2019
  • Lavista Assemblage 2021

Silver Medals:

  • Tacuche 2021
  • Reverbero Blanco 2022
  • Tres Raíces Sauvignon Blanc 2023
  • Alto Nido by Guanamé 2022
  • Tres Raíces Sangiovese-Nebbiolo 2022
  • Dos Búhos Anaranjado Moscato Giallo 2021
  • Piedra de Oro 2021
  • Áurea Blanco 2023
  • Casa-Anza Gran Reserva 2019
  • Pago de Vega 2021
  • Cuna de Tierra Gran Nebbiolo 2020
  • Gran Pago de Vega 2021

Carlos Borboa Suárez, Director for Latin America and North America at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, emphasized that Guanajuato wines are of “exceptional qualitative level” and exhibit a “perfect balance of the senses.” According to Borboa, these wines can compete with labels from any region worldwide, showcasing Mexico’s oenological excellence, specifically in Guanajuato.

The competition revealed that Guanajuato is an emerging state in high-quality wine production, focusing not only on wine tourism but also on terroir quality and winemaking processes.

International judges praised Guanajuato vineyards for their beautiful landscapes and well-established cellars, highlighting the state’s brilliant potential to attract wine tourists from around the world.

With these achievements, Guanajuato continues to establish itself as a “Land of Wines,” capable of competing and excelling on the international wine stage, offering exceptional quality wines and unique wine tourism experiences.

Source: Zona Franca