3/8/2019 – CNN Travel
By Sucheta Rawal
(CNN) — Located 45 miles south of Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, the town of Tequila is known as the birthplace of the drink that bears its name.
The picturesque township, with its colorful buildings and cobblestone streets, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The federal government of Mexico calls it Pueblo Magico or Magical Town.
It’s here that casual sippers drink this aromatic spirit, but there’s one secret they may not know: Without the women of Tequila, there’d be no tequila.
The cultivation and annual replanting of the agave blooms in the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit and Aguascalientes in Mexico, has historically been left to the women of Tequila.