Two of the most important international events revolving around the wonderful world of wine, the 43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine 2022 and the 100-year-old establishment of the National Assembly of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), will be held in Ensenada, Baja California, in November 2022 as determined by the 43 member states of the OIV.
The Congress of Vine and Wine brings together representatives of this international organization, a scientific and technical body of oenophile expert professionals who contribute to the global harmonization of practices and standards of wine production, table grapes and raisins, as well as other products such as vinegar and juices derived from the practices of viticulture.
“World attention will be focused on these paramount wine industry events, which will take place in our beautiful and bounteous Mexican countryside,” said the president of the Mexican Wine Council, Hans Backoff Guerrero. He continued, “We are expecting to host more than 1,500 national and international guests – scientists, researchers, specialists, producers and agro-industrialists – who will be dealing with relevant issues in their fields of wine interest, as well as the care of natural resources and oenological technology and innovation.”
Mexico’s winemaking tradition dates back to 1593 with the first winery for commercial production established in Parras, Coahuila. There are six internationally recognized oenological routes in the world, and some consider Ensenada, Baja California, as one of the best places to drink wine. Baja is the producer of 72% of Mexican wine, housing more than 150 scenic wineries. Mexico itself has 14 vine-producing states with more than 50 varieties in production, and its industry generates more than 500,000 jobs. In previous years, the World Congress of Vine and Wine awarded over 1,500 medals and badges to Mexican wines recognizing their outstanding quality.
“Hosting this celebration in Baja will reinforce our commitment to the wine industry and also bolster our vital tourism business as visitors from all over the world are introduced to Baja’s charms, beauty, culture and uniqueness,” said Mario Escobedo, the head of the Baja California State Secretary for Sustainable Economy and Tourism.
About Baja California
The State of Baja California occupies the northern half of the Baja California peninsula, providing some of Mexico’s most dramatic sea and landscapes. The State is made up of seven city municipalities, including its capital, Mexicali, along with Tijuana, Ensenada, San Felipe, Rosarito San Quintin and Tecate. From remote deserts and beaches to lush forests, the region is known for an array of outdoor activities, including spectacular camping, hiking, world-class surfing, sailing, deep sea fishing, and more. Baja California is also home to a growing gastronomy movement, with world-renowned restaurants and chefs, along with wineries and craft breweries that produce more than 80 percent of craft beer and 70 percent of wine in Mexico. In addition to tourism and hospitality, its unique bi-national location with California and Arizona to the north present collaborative business opportunities on a global scale. From manufacturing and healthcare to aerospace and technology, Baja California is at the forefront of cross-border economic development. For more information, please visit bajacalifornia.travel. Visitors can also join the conversation on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BajaCaliforniaTravelEng), Instagram (@bajacaliforniatraveleng), and Twitter (@bajatraveleng).