We are committed to always providing the most fulfilling experiences for our adult guests at Hotel Mousai and Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta. One of the ways we do that is through the Signature Experiences we offer.
Our luxurious five-star resort, with one of the best wine cellars in Puerto Vallarta, has fully-trained wine stewards working at each of the resort’s gourmet restaurants. Guests will be able to take advantage of their knowledge and expertise at our special Wine Tasting event.
Did you know that the word wine comes from the Latin word vinum, which is believed to come from the Greek oinos and even from the Sanskrit vêna. Wherever the origins of its name come from, wine is widely known to bring various health benefits and it is associated with longevity. Therefore it has been proven that drinking wine is actually good for you, in moderation, of course.
Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or are completely new to wine tasting, you will love this experience. One of our trained wine stewards will take you on a journey of the palate with a selection of four different types of specially selected wines at Bocados Stk every Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. During the tasting, your wine steward will explain the types of grapes used to make each selection and provide information about the vineyards and vintages of each wine.
The wine cellar at Bocados STK is stocked with a variety of artisan Mexican wines as well as imports from around the world. During this wine tasting, guests will taste three selected premium wines from Mexico, the United States, and Argentina. The fourth wine option will vary weekly between, France, Italy, Australia or Chile. The regular premium wine options to be sampled will be: Rivero González Tinto (Mexico), Beringer Pinot Noir (USA), and Alamos Chardonnay (Argentina). The tasting will be paired with a selection of cheese and fruit that will enhance the flavor of the wine.
While Mexican wine might seem new, it actually has been in production since the early 1500s. It has a long and complicated history and during the invasion of Hernan Cortés, the conquistadors and Jesuit missionaries established many small vineyards throughout Mexico. In 1685 an order from King Phillip II prohibited the planting of additional vineyards to prevent competition with Spanish wines shipped to the colonies. This slowed the development of the Mexican wine industry and it was not until the 1980s that wine production in Mexico really took off with the implementation of modern techniques. Today, about 90 per cent of Mexican wines are produced in northern Baja, which has more favorable conditions for growing a variety of grapes.
Take advantage of the opportunity to sample delicious wines and socialize with other guests while you learn about the fermentation and winemaking process. You’ll also get some great wine pairing tips. For those interested in a more personalized lesson, private tastings are available upon request.
Every Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, reservation required.
$95 USD per person