๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ TEQUILA

Tequila
The official town of Tequila – a 3 hour drive from the Coast – Museum Tasting and how it is produced barrels and Tequila Tastings. Tequila Train

The 34,658 ha site, between the foothills of the Tequila Volcano and the deep valley of the Rio Grande River, is part of an expansive landscape of blue agave, shaped by the culture of the plant used since the 16th century to produce tequila spirit and for at least 2,000 years to make fermented drinks and cloth.

Tequila

Within the landscape are working distilleries reflecting the growth in the international consumption of tequila in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, the agave culture is seen as part of national identity. The area encloses a living, working landscape of blue agave fields and the urban settlements of Tequila, Arenal, and Amatitan with large distilleries where the agave โ€˜pineapple’ is fermented and distilled.
Tequila
The property is also a testimony to the Teuchitlan cultures which shaped the Tequila area from AD 200-900, notably through the creation of terraces for agriculture, housing, temples, ceremonial mounds and ball courts.

Tequila

Tequila is produced by removing the heart of the plant in its seventh to fourteenth year 
Harvested piรฑas normally weigh 80โ€“200 pounds   This heart is stripped of its leaves and heated to convert the inulin to sugars.

True tequila is made from blue agave. The production of tequila is divided into seven steps: harvesting, cooking, fermentation, distillation, aging and bottling

Tequila

 

Best to stay overnight and savor the offerings.