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SAN JUANITO

Queretaro’s Harvest Season Begins

 

Mariana Figueroa

Photos: Aron Covaliu

 

Queretaro (June 19, 2018) - The harvest season in the vineyards of Queretaro is about to begin and, in this context, next Saturday, June 23, the San Juanito vineyard will celebrate the patron it’s named after.

   This is one of the youngest vineyards in the state and, still, it has already stood out above others of longer tradition in international competitions, where its wines have already won 19 prizes, among them a gold medal for the 2014 San Juanito Syrah Malbec, awarded by the prestigious Bacchus International Wine Competition, held in Madrid in 2016, and in which 1,800 labels from 21 countries competed.

"In less than two years San Juanito becomes the vineyard with more awards in Queretaro; older vineyards don’t have them yet, because the San Juanito vineyard knows how to do things well, knows how to do quality things", said yesterday Miguel Ángel González, president of the Association of Tourist Entrepreneurs of Bernal, in a press conference.​

The vineyard celebrates San Juan as it is traditionally done in Spain, Portugal and other European countries, said Antonio Treviño Salazar, sales director of the vineyard.

   "In the San Juan celebration they usually place emphasis on the sun because it has the shortest night of the year, and it is the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year in our hemisphere."

   For this Saturday’s event, the vineyard will open its doors from 9:30 in the morning. There you can learn about the wine making process, taste some of the award-winning labels and pair the wine with the snacks that will be specially designed for each label and based on Queretaro's gastronomy. The traditional stomping of the grapes will also be carried out.

   The painter Esmeralda Neresis will exhibit some of her works, and the Los Lixies quintet will perform blues and jazz. The young vineyard has a small five-room hotel for those who want to spend the night there.

You can't miss it! 

Day of San Juan

Place: San Juanito Vineyard - Old Road to San Juan # 357, San José de La Laja, Tequisquiapan

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Costs: Presale - Adults 980 and children 300 pesos / Day of the event - Adults 1,100 and children 400 pesos

More information: www.sanjuanito.com.mx / 559149-5009 / lbalderas@sanjuanito.com.mx

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