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Valle de Guadalupe, like all of the most prestigious wine growing regions in the world, is a place of incredible beauty.

Mexico is the first place in the New World where grapes were planted to make wine, but you’ve probably only started to hear about Mexican wines recently. Much of this has to do with the deep outreach undertaken by Beso Imports to thoroughly explore the region for its gems and our deep commitment to proper handling of the wines from winery cellar to distributor doorstep. Thanks to this, the US population has the the opportunity to experience the wines from this unsung region in prime condition. In the face of expanded access to its wines and a subsequent wave of recognition Mexico has significantly increased their quality with all of its wine regions currently undergoing a renaissance with many wineries dedicating themselves to levels of quality not seen before. And, in case you are only peaking down the rabbit hole of wines from Nortern Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, don’t forget that 13 other states in Mexico are currently planted with grapes to make wine. Having explored all of Mexico’s wine regions extensively, Beso Imports currently imports wines from 4 states in Mexico, 3 of which are in the high elevation central plain called El Bahio.

As wine and food enthusiasts from around the globe continue to flock to the valleys, vineyards, and restaurants being written up in magazines and newspapers from coast to coast, the era of the region being a "secret" is about to end.

 

(Click HERE for a list of recent articles about Mexican wines).

Regardless of whether you heard about it from an article in Wine Spectator, Seattle Times, New York Times, or Vogue, you likely haven't had a chance to try the wines for yourself...until now. ​As a new guard of youthful palates and trend bending vintners continue to reshape the way the world thinks of wine, nearly everyone seems oriented towards finding something more pure, more honest, and more representative of place. The small parcels of land that make up the patchwork of vineyard sites we work with serve as an excellent foundation from which to make wines that speak loudly that they are from "somewhere". It is this "somewhereness" that we are all looking for, and which demands so much of the winemakers aspiring to achieve this attribute in their wines. Often times it is with a lighter touch, rather than a heavier one that this quality emerges, but regardless it is always a product of sensitivity. What perhaps impresses a first-time explorer of Mexican wines the most is the prevalence of this sensitivity and the distinctive quality it yields to so many of its wines.

Beso Imports has taken the time to taste through the vast offerings from the 400 + wineries to arrive at a portfolio that focuses entirely on wines from Mexico. We now offer exclusive import of over 200 wines from 31 boutique estates to 5 major markets in the US (see the distribution page for details on who we work with currently) . Most of these wines are available in the US for the first time, and they offer a quality at every price point that are striking to say the least.

While there is no substitute to tasting the wines for yourself, here are a few facts about Mexico’s history with wine that leading rolls their development.

  • Mexico’s winemaking history extends back over 200 years. This little-known fact is hard to believe, but it's true. Grapes first went in the ground in 1521. Today this history results in old vines, character driven fruit, and a community with a history that parallels its wine.

  • Geographical conditions such as high elevation vineyards or proximity to the Pacific temper the climate of the best sites giving them ideal conditions for growing wine.

  • A robust community of talented and passionate viticulturists who are oriented towards small productions, using largely organic farming techniques, to make high quality wines that speak of place.

  • A broad grape diversity and a spirit for both the singularity of monovarietal expressions well as new and creative blending.

Beso Imports has made it their mission to navigate the region with onsite experience grounded in personal direct relationships with winery owners and their vintners. Every wine that makes it into our portfolio does so after having been tasted by us personally during many visits to the estates. We take the time to familiarize ourselves with the principal members of the wine making team, their wines, their wine making practices, as well as the land they cultivate and the philosophy that drives them.  We are proud to say that the practices and people behind these wines are just as interesting as the wines themselves - driving their appeal with a quality that is both authentic and just downright delicious.

Our current portfolio consists of wineries that are dedicated to world-class levels of quality, making them the elite candidates for import into the US market. We seek out wineries who:

  • Run operations that are focused on sustainability both in their framing and winemaking practices as well as the value they add to the lives of their employees and their local communities in general.

  • Seek to produce wines that do not imitate. All of the wineries we work with base their approach to winemaking as a project of maximizing an expression of place from their vines through the careful cultivation of their fruit and delicate hand in the winery.

  • Deliver the highest quality at every price point.

  • Have a personal story that is inspiring, sensitive to the land and the vine, and driven by a dedication to excellence.

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While relatively new to the US market, many wines Beso is importing have already found homes on the premiere wine lists of the America's most highly regarded restaurants such as The French Laundry (California), Republica (Oregon), Canlis (Washington), and Comedor (Texas). Many more are on the lips of those intrigued by the world of wine. At Beso, we are continually in the process of refining our portfolio as wineries emerge who are dedicated to the principles on which we base our relationships. From modest, fun, fruit forward wines, to wines of the highest levels of sophistication, Beso has wines for everyone. Better yet, a number of them are unabashedly world class wines that are surprisingly affordable.

 

If, like many others, you are looking for a source of the delicious wines of Mexico in the US market, Beso is the right place. It is with great pleasure that Beso brings to you . . . the wines of Mexico.

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