About The Tequila Factory
The Tequila Factory in Rocky Point is an extension of a 3 generation family owned and operated brewery, this is what is called a “Tequila Artesanal”, in other words a very unique tequila made in small quantities, with no chemicals added and from 100% blue agave.
At the Tequila Factory in Puerto Penasco we give you a spoken video tour of how tequila is produced and answer any question you may have about tequila. After that there is a tequila tasting from 6 types of tequilas (blanco, reposado, anejo, triple distilled, antiguo & gold) and 9 different flavors of tequila.
Things to do:
- Take a spoken video tour of how tequila is made followed by a Q&A
- Taste different tequilas (6 types/9 flavors)
- Take a photo and become part of the photo wall
Come to the Tequila Factory and Experience the Taste of Mexico
Opened daily from 10am to 6pm. Contact us via email or call (638) 388 0606.
You can find us in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Sonora, Mex. Blvd. Juarez & 12th Street, in Plaza California.
About Our Tequila
This results from the joint venture of Manny’s Beach Club with La Cava de los Compadres tequila brewer. With the idea of making the best tequila in Mexico, 100% agave (without any chemicals). With more than 50 years of experience making tequila, and using a slow process to acquire its quality many have named it “Manny’s sipping tequila”.
We have tequila blanco, reposado, añejo, antiguo, triple distilled, gold and tequila barrels. We also have 9 flavored tequilas: coffee, caramel, piña colada, almond, raspberry, apple, pomegranate, quince and peach. We also have agave miel (syrup or honey).
About Tequila, Jalisco (Where tequila is made)
Tequila is a municipality in the central part of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. The municipal seat is the city of Santiago de Tequila, generally called Tequila without further qualification. The city of Santiago de Tequila is located 50 km away from Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city.
The municipality is located between 20°25’00 and 21°12’30 north, and between 103°36’00 and 104°03’30 west, covering 1,364 km². Its height above sea level ranges from 700 to 2900 meters.
The area had been long settled – by Chichimeca, Otomi, Toltec, and Nahua Native Americans – when conquistador Cristóbal de Oñate arrived in 1530. A group of Franciscans founded the town of Santiago de Tequila on 15 April 1530.
The district’s first tequila factory was established in 1600.
Tequila means “lava hill” in the Mexican-Indian language, and the agave plants in this region are grown on a dormant volcano. The volcano rises to a height of 3,000 meters, or 9,000 feet, above sea level. This volcano is of the type of strato volcano or composite volcano. The Tequila Volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. That eruption covered the area in rich volcanic soil, making the area ideal for the growth of blue agave, the most popular crop of the region.
About Tequila Production
Tequila was first produced in the 16th century, it’s an alcoholic drink made from the fermented and distilled sap of on the species of the Agave Tequiliana, the Weber Blue Agave. The agave plant can also be called Maguey.
The Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, which they called octli (later, and more popularly called pulque), long before the Spanish arrived in 1521. When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill this agave drink to produce North America’s first indigenous distilled spirit.
The tequila that is popular today was first mass-produced in the early 1800s in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The process of tequila can be separated like this:
- Jima (Harvest)
- 100% Agave
- Mixto (at least 51% agave)
- Triple Distilled
- A piña or “pineapple” (the center of the agave) of approximately 150 pounds will produce 2.5 gallons of tequila.
- After 7 or 8 years the plant is harvested and starts the process to turn into a tequila, it takes almost a decade to produce a bottle of blanco tequila.