Wedding Chapel Dulcinea wine is from vineyards granted by the King of Spain in 1597, the oldest winery in the Americas.
Seventy-three years after Cortez conquered the Aztecs, Don Lorenzo Garcia explored the north of Mexico, and in the midst of a desert, came across an oasis with water springs and native vines from whose grapes the first American wine was produced. The place was called “Santa Maria de las Parras”, or Holy Mary of the vines. On the 19th of August 1597, Don Lorenzo García took formal possession of a land grant issued to him by Philip II King of Spain, with the express purpose of establishing a vineyard to produce wine.
Considering that it takes seven years to get a crop of grapes for making wine and then a year to ferment the juice, the first glass from those new vineyards would have been lifted in 1605, the same year Don Quixote was published by Miguel de Cervantes.
The wine and the book came into simultaneous existence.
Lacy White Gown Of The Princess is our Dulcinea Chardonnay. It is crisp and clean and perfect for lifting and clinking after hearing the words, “I now pronounce you man and wife.”
Wedding Chapel Dulcinea wine is available in the Wizard Academy Press bookstore/gift shop on the campus of Wizard Academy, (just 150 yards from Chapel Dulcinea).
$19.95/bottle, $150/case, it makes the perfect wedding gift. There’s even a signature line for you to sign on the back label of each bottle so they’ll remember it was from you when they open it. Can you think of a better anniversary gift? While you’ve got your credit card out, why not get some for yourself? Dulcinea is the wine that makes every occasion special.
Many thanks to our bottling partners, José and Daniel Milmo, of Casa Madero in the Parras Valley.
“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’ Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the waterpots with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, ‘Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.’ And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, ‘Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!’ This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.” – John’s Gospel, chapter 2