Dear Mezcal Enthusiasts—

Like many tequila lovers before me, everything changed once I tried mezcal. I immediately fell for the bold taste, the smoky notes, and the unique flavor of this powerful spirit. I also loved that mezcal is a little bit unexpected, definitely a more intriguing drink than most.

Mezcal has a rich history, and learning more connected me deeply with my Mexican roots. Mezcal is the national spirit of Mexico and is considered a coveted and special drink. While many people are familiar with tequila, it is actually a type of mezcal. From milestone celebrations to a drink after work, whether sipped neat or mixed in a great cocktail—mezcal is the good stuff that has been part of life’s moments for generations.. There is a saying that sums it up: “For everything bad, mezcal. For everything good, mezcal."

As much as I love this agave-based liquor, I found that many versions are a little too rugged, too strong, or too smoky. I wanted to create a modern take on mezcal, with a flavor that is complex and playful, while honoring the authentic core and tradition. What began as a passion project, turned into a quest to make my own, traveling through the mountains of Oaxaca to create it. I visited countless farms, agave fields, distilleries, and ultimately met with many talented producers. After years of research, I teamed up with an amazing female-led production team to create what I believe is the perfect mezcal.

I hope you enjoy Doña Vega Mezcal as much as I do. I can’t wait for you to try it. Share your pics with us on social @mezcaldonavega

Cheers,

Signature

Our chosen, handpicked agave is found in an altitude outside of Oaxaca.

In the hands of Doña Vega, the Espadín Capone agave produces a mysterious and delicious drinking experience, full bodied, with smoke and minerals, yet remarkably smooth and balanced.

Wild grown Espadín agave plants typically mature at 3-4 years, we mature between 8-9 years.

Each piña of Espadín—the usable core, stripped of its spiky blades—yields only about ten bottles of mezcal.

Doña Vega is organic and artisanal, a perfect fit for the rapidly growing farm to table movement.

Following production, Doña Vega is stored in oak barrels, which adds richness to the flavor of our mezcal.

The method of production employed to create Doña Vega mezcal dates back to the Spanish conquest.

Hand selected agave piñas are roasted for four days in stone-lined earthen oven pits over a low, steady fire.

Doña Vega is a small-batch artisanal mezcal made in copper stills which yield about 280 liters per distillation at maximum capacity.

Sonya and Guillaume observe the fermentation of Doña Vega. Ground agave is mixed with mountain spring water and ferments in wooden vats for three days.

Though Doña Vega is without question modern at its core, there still exists a profound adherence to the traditions of Mexico.

Doña Vega is produced in a small town outside Oaxaca- Santiago Matatlàn by a family who has passed down the tradition for five generations. Our producer is a woman, which stands out from the other mezcaleras. Her three daughters attended college, which is far from the norm in Oaxaca. One a lawyer, one a nurse, and the youngest finishing school. A break with the past we proudly support.

Doña Vega exists where unique people gather, where there is connection, curiosity, spontaneity and passion, where history and tradition meet modern life.

Doña Vega Mezcal promises the excitement of a new experience while staying true to tradition. It's our vision of what a modern mezcal can be.

Our chosen, handpicked agave is found in an altitude outside of Oaxaca.

Each piña of Espadín—the usable core, stripped of its spiky blades—yields only about ten bottles of mezcal.

The method of production employed to create Doña Vega mezcal dates back to the Spanish conquest.

Sonya and Guillaume observe the fermentation of Doña Vega. Ground agave is mixed with mountain spring water and ferments in wooden vats for three days.

Doña Vega exists where unique people gather, where there is connection, curiosity, spontaneity and passion, where history and tradition meet modern life.

In the hands of Doña Vega, the Espadín Capone agave produces a mysterious and delicious drinking experience, full bodied, with smoke and minerals, yet remarkably smooth and balanced.

Doña Vega is organic and artisanal, a perfect fit for the rapidly growing farm to table movement.

Hand selected agave piñas are roasted for four days in stone-lined earthen oven pits over a low, steady fire.

Though Doña Vega is without question modern at its core, there still exists a profound adherence to the traditions of Mexico.

Doña Vega Mezcal promises the excitement of a new experience while staying true to tradition. It's our vision of what a modern mezcal can be.

Wild grown Espadín agave plants typically mature at 3-4 years, we mature between 8-9 years.

Following production, Doña Vega is stored in oak barrels, which adds richness to the flavor of our mezcal.

Doña Vega is a small-batch artisanal mezcal made in copper stills which yield about 280 liters per distillation at maximum capacity.

Doña Vega is produced in a small town outside Oaxaca- Santiago Matatlàn by a family who has passed down the tradition for five generations. Our producer is a woman, which stands out from the other mezcaleras. Her three daughters attended college, which is far from the norm in Oaxaca. One a lawyer, one a nurse, and the youngest finishing school. A break with the past we proudly support.

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