Did you know that Hacienda El Divisadero Raicilla is produced near Puerto Vallarta? It recently received the Gold Medal at the Top World Spirit Awards held in Paris, France. Judged by renowned taster Christophe Guitard, and sommeliers Myriam Huet and Mona Khalife, the international event put Puerto Vallarta on the map with the world’s best raicilla. Similar to tequila and mezcal, it is proudly produced in Jalisco, Mexico. For homeowners that live at the luxurious beachfront property Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit, make sure to sample raicilla during your next getaway to Mexico. Read more below about raicilla so you can start planning your next getaway to Riviera Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay.

Mexican Raicilla Receives Gold Medal Award

Located near Riviera Nayarit, Hacienda El Divisadero was founded in 1999 near the town of El Tuito. Jorge Luis Carbajal oversees the raicilla production that focuses on artisanal processes. The resulting raicilla is a 100 proof single-distilled alcohol that is flavorful and delicious spirit. As a result, it earned the Gold Medal award at the Top World Spirit Awards in Paris. Similar to tequila and mezcal, raicilla is a distilled spirit made from the agave plant produced in Jalisco, Mexico for more than 300 years. Raicilla is gaining international attention that will draw more visitors to vacation or buy second homes in Mexico, too. In addition to Vallarta, raicilla is also produced in other small towns in Puerto Vallarta including Mascota, San Sebastián del Oeste, Mixtlán, Talpa de Allende, Cabo Corrientes, and Chiquilistlán. The charming town of Mascota hosts an annual raicilla festival each year, too.

Villa La Estancia – Premium Beachfront Real Estate

It’s easy to see why Mexico is a popular location for foreigners that want to buy a second home in paradise. In Riviera Nayarit, the peaceful neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta has miles of beautiful beaches. There, Villa La Estancia has beachfront residences for sale that are solidly constructed and contain only the finest finishes. Plus, the property is a modern hotel-condo concept so that our homeowners enjoy exclusive access to world class amenities and services. That way, every day at your vacation home is a dream come true. Their beachfront residences are spacious, comfortable and have all the features that a second home should have. Plus, the property has excellent onsite restaurants and premiere services. Our valued Villa La Estancia homeowners love owning premium beachfront real estate and enjoying a relaxing lifestyle in Mexico.

The Best of Mexico

There are so many amazing qualities about Mexico that make it a top choice for homeowners who want to buy a vacation home. For starters, the country has a rich heritage and diverse culture. Plus, it has amazing traditional cuisine, warm and welcoming locals, and tons of natural beauty. Likewise, they also have a proud tradition of producing tequila, mezcal and raicilla. Recently, raicilla has earned international attention at the Top World Spirit Awards and is now protected by a Denomination of Origin. In terms of how the flavor of raicilla is formed, influential factors include the type of soil, topography, climate, water, yeasts, and the producer (“Maestro Raicillero”), too. Similarly, raicilla is colorless if it matures in glass, or yellowish if it matures in a wooden container.

It’s been a rough year and it’s time to invest in your future and buy a second home in Mexico. Wondering where to buy? Villa La Estancia is a top choice for expats. Their lovely and spacious beachfront residences are luxurious, comfortable and situated on one of the best beaches in Banderas Bay. With convenient access to Puerto Vallarta, Villa La Estancia offers individuals the chance to own beachfront real estate that they can enjoy now and in the future. Plus, we offer full and fractional ownership options for qualified applicants. In addition, we also have stringent COVID safety protocols in place so homeowners and guests are safe to enjoy some much needed downtime. Contact us at Villa La Estancia today to schedule a property tour. Don’t forget to try raicilla during your visit, too!