Of course, visitors know Mexico is famous for its tequila, mezcal, and sotol. But, what about the country’s wine? NIZUC Resort & Spa, a luxury resort in Cancun, is working to educate their guests on Mexico’s burgeoning wine scene that’s rooted in Baja California.
Each Monday at 1:30 p.m., NIZUC guests can experience a Mexican Wine Journey at Ramona, a restaurant that offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional Mexican cuisine served in a spectacular setting. Throughout the journey, Ramona’s sommelier guides guests on a tasting of four Mexican wines, which change week to week. Tasting often include the NIZUC’s house wines produced by Bodegas de Santo Tomas, the second oldest wine producer in Mexico founded in 1888. Wines include:
- Nizuc White by Bodegas de Santo Tomas, Chardonnay
- Nizuc Rosado by Bodegas de Santo Tomas, Valle de Santo Tomas, grenache, barbaera
- Nizuc Tinto by Bodegas de Santo Tomas, Valle de Santo Tomas, cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
NIZUC Resort & Spa, which opened in March 2013, offers a 29-acre private beachfront escape just fifteen minutes from the Cancun Airport. Numerous artistic talents collaborated to create a destination that fuses a uniquely modern sensibility with an authentic Mayan ethos – a perfect blend of site-specific architecture and design that is evident throughout the property’s 274 suites and villas, as well as its meticulously appointed public areas. The resort’s extensive collection of amenities boasts multiple pools, a stunning 30,000 square-foot ESPA facility with dedicated hydrotherapy rooms, as well as six world-class restaurants including Mexican, Peruvian, Italian, Asian and La Punta Grill & Lounge. NIZUC has two secluded white sand beaches with on-site water sports, and is surrounded by the region’s natural wonders, archaeological sites and amazing attractions including the world’s first Underwater Art Museum.
So, next time you’re in Mexico, hold off on the margarita and try a glass of Mexican wine with your meal.
For more information or reservations, please visit www.nizuc.com.