Located in the northern part of the State of Baja California, the Baja California Wine Country is blessed with the ideal Mediterranean climate for grape growing. Valle de Guadalupe property, located just north of Ensenada on the Ruta del Vino, is becoming very popular for buyers who seek to own their own piece of wine country.
There are few microclimates in Mexico that combine the unique characteristics of elevation, soil, seasons, and temperature. And, of course, love for the art of winemaking. Valle de Guadalupe, Valle de Calafia, and San Antonio de las Minas, make up the heart of the Baja California Wine Country. Also important are the Valleys of Santo Tomás and San Vicente Ferrer to the south, as well as Valley De Las Palmas to the north.
Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes are cultivated primarily for making excellent white wines, while Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Carignan, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Zinfandel are used for making our award winning reds.
The Baja California Wine Country offers a wide array of attractions, which go from tiny family wineries to large-scale winemakers. Gourmet restaurants located alongside family eateries, arts & crafts centers and museums make for interesting visits. Elegant Bed & Breakfasts, campgrounds and RV Parks give the visitor the option of staying in the heart of it all without straying far form the Ensenada Resorts.
In the Baja California Wine Country you will find a charming and diverse group of winemakers that range from small boutique-style to large industrialized operations. All of which poses the special magic of Mexican Winemaking. Visit the L. A. Cetto winery for a taste of their award winning Nebbiolo and Petite Sirah wines or visit Tres Mujeres Winery for a taste of some fine blends and artisanal wines.
Besides the hotels in nearby Ensenada or Tecate, there are excellent country accommodations ready for you right in the heart of the Baja California Wine Country. Adobe Guadalupe and Las Brisas del Valle are fine examples of places to stay.
The Baja California Wine Country offers a wide array of dinning options for the visitor, everything from down-home Mexican food served in a relaxed atmosphere to a fine dining experience with unique country elegance. Visit Laja, El Correcaminos or La Hacienda for a fine variety of foods from gourmet to traditional.
Shopping, like any other activity, can be fun and diverse. In addition to great wines, in the Baja California Wine Country you can find native Mexican handcrafts and great local produce. Many of the wineries have shops attached that sell clothing, food stuffs and wine.
The valley lends itself to many different lifestyles. You can find everything from the rural rancher and farmer of grapes for wines to the individual who wants to have a small home in a quiet area without the hassle of neighbors close to you. Visit the Valley and see what it holds for you and your family. You may decide that visiting isn’t enough and decide to move there.