In 2005, in an effort to help struggling communities and give them an economic advantage, the Mexican government designated 35 areas as the Denomination of Origin (NOM) for the production of bacanora.
In our effort to contribute to the growth of the bacanora industry, and it’s sustainability, we have planted thousands of Angustifolia Haw, (agave Pacifica) plants. The initial planting was in May of 2020.
These agave plants are within the NOM and once they reach maturity will be used to produce our Sunora Bacanora. In the past, these wild agave plants were harvested from remote areas, but not replaced, which is not sustainable. We will be adding thousands of more plants in April. If things go according to current plans, each existing plant will produce (on average) eight “pups”, or baby agave plants.
The 35 Areas within the Denomination of Origin (NOM) for Bacanora
1. Arizpe 2. Opodepe 3. banámichi 4. Huépac 5. San Felipe De Jesus 6. Rayón 7. Aconchi 8. Baviácora 9. San Miguel De Hocasitas 10. Ures 11. Moctezuma 12. Villa Hidalgo 13. Huachineras 14. Cumpas 15. Huásabas 16. Granados 17. Bacadéhuachi 18. Nácori Chico 19. Divisaderos 20. Tepache 21. Sahuaripa 22. Bacanora 23. Arivechi 24. Villa Pesqueria 25. Soyopa 26. Mzatan 27. La Colorada 28. Ónavas 29. San Javier 30. San Pedro de la Cueva 31. Suaqui Grande 32. Yécora 33. Rosario 34. Quieriego 35. Alamos
We at Sunora are striving to be one of the leaders of best practices within the industry, sustainability, respect for the environment and job creation in the region.
All of this care and concern allows us to produce a finely crafted spirit. We welcome you to try our bacanora and share it with friends.
Thank you for following along with us – Cheers to good health and happiness – ¡Salud!
Additional Drone Footage of the farm in San Rafael, Mexico.