For this year’s edition, the record of 19 participating farms and 50,000 attendees at the harvests, which dates back to 2019, will be broken.
The head of the Ministry of Tourism, Mariela Morán Ocampo, announced the 2022 Harvest Season in Querétaro, in which 25 farms and wine producers will participate, who expect the visit of around 350,000 tourists and an estimated economic benefit of 315 million.
At a press conference, Mariela Morán explained that the vintages help to consolidate Querétaro as a national benchmark in wine tourism, a fundamental sector for the economic recovery of the state and that she also said, it enhances segments such as business and romance.
“ The harvests represent a great festival for the winegrowers, for the more than 1,500 workers in this sector who today form part of the Querétaro Wine Cluster -the first of its kind in the country- with extraordinary potential since we are national leaders in sparkling wine production; seven of the 18 municipalities of the state make up this route with 600 hectares of vineyards and more than 300 labels ”, explained Morán Ocampo.
The record of participating wineries since 2019 will be broken
The head of SECTUR recalled that Querétaro has been cataloged as the new Napa Valley due to the great growth and dynamism that its wine sector has achieved; Likewise, she mentioned that this year’s edition will break the record of 19 participating farms and 50,000 attendees at the harvests, which dates back to 2019.
Morán Ocampo invited the people of Queretaro, and visitors from other latitudes, to live memorable moments and significant experiences with their family and friends through the grape harvest and pairing with the 11 cheese factories that place the state as a very competitive wine and tourism product. national and international level.
At the time, the secretary of the Querétaro Wine Cluster, Eugenio Parrodi Wiechers, commented that harvests are the perfect opportunity for those interested to get to know the place where the grape is grown, appreciate the wine production process and later enjoy it. in a complete and unique experience.
In turn, the owner of the Tierra de Alonso vineyard, Fernando Alonso Fernández, said that through the harvests, visitors will be able to see why the state is today the number one wine tourism destination in the country, and appreciate how the vine bears fruit, after a year of care and hard work.