El Paso, TX, Jan 4, 2016 – Tigua Inc. has created a line of new wines named for the tribe, part of the pueblo’s effort to expand its businesses.
The Tigua wines were developed by the economic development branch of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in collaboration with Ron McGinnis Winery, a boutique winery located in Napa Valley, California. In June 2014, Tigua Inc. purchased the grapes from Mabry Vineyards and Amber Knolls Vineyard in the Los Carneros wine region, which spans the southern portions of Napa and Sonoma counties within sight of San Francisco Bay. The area is known for its cultivation of chardonnay grapes.
“We continue to look for ways to diversify the Tigua business,” said John Baily, CEO of Tigua Inc. “The things we do now we do very well, and this is just another opportunity to continue to get the name out into the marketplace and expand our business in the El Paso area.” Mr. Baily plans to market the wines initially to the 19 Native American pueblos in New Mexico and hopes to see it offered as a house wine in some of the pueblos’ casinos, including the tribe’s Speaking Rock Entertainment Center in El Paso’s Mission Valley.
Tigua wines has three varieties: a dry chardonnay, a sweeter, oaked chardonnay and a cabernet sauvignon. Tigua wines are currently being sold at the Tigua Smoke Shop at 144 S. Zaragoza in the Mission Valley. Tigua Wines are also available to Native American Casino and Resort properties throughout the United States. These fine wines are also featured in our Pueblo’s Speaking Rock Entertainment Center and Tigua Smoke Shop in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Tigua is currently vetting potential Beverage Distributors to make our wines available in mainstream beverage outlets nationwide.
For more information and Dealer inquiries, please email John Baily