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PRODUCERS

Casa Madero

A Prized Possession
Mexican winery Casa Madero is the oldest and considers itself the best of its
kind, but the journey is just beginning. By Angela Forsyth

Casa Madero believes that from planting the vineyard to manipulating the grape, every move is a step toward improving the quality of future production.

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ocated in Valle de Parras - a small but fertile region of the
Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains - is the oldest winery of the
Americas: Casa Madero. It is 416 years old with a rich history and a unique story. With 454 medals, this historical treasure also is the most-decorated winery in Mexico. Fifth-generation descendant Daniel Milmo is proud to be co-director and head of
the commercial department for a business that is 100 percent family
owned and 100 percent Mexican.
company profile
"Being the oldest winery in the
Americas is a unique story that
Casa Madero
www.madero.com.mx
makes me feel very proud to lead its
HQ: Santa Catarina, N.L., Mexico
strategic direction," Milmo states. "I
Employees: 293
Product: Wine
do believe it has much potential. It
Daniel Milmo, co-owner and
has a history so rich and unique, but
commercial director: "Being the
oldest winery in the Americas is a
it has also been highly recognized,
unique story that makes me feel
and the amount of awards we've
very proud to lead its strategic
direction."
received is something that also
makes me proud. The culture of wine

is just beginning here so I do believe we
have many, many more years."

One for the History Books
Originally called Hacienda San
Lorenzo, the Casa Madero estate was
founded by Spanish conquistadors in
1597 as a Jesuit mission with the purpose of planting vineyards for wine and
brandy. Evaristo Madero purchased the
vineyard in 1893, transferring the reins
to a lineage that includes Mexican
President Francisco I. Madero. During
his time as property owner, the grandson of Evaristo was elected in 1911.
Flash forward to 1997, when Casa
Madero celebrated its 400-year-anniversary by releasing its first harvest of Casa
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