Upon the arrival of the Spanish conquerors to the coasts of Mexico in 1519, the only grapes they encountered were those of wild vines. Accustomed to wine, the Spanish promptly initiated the production of this delightful fermented juice from seeds and pods carried from Cortes’ homeland. A new tradition was born. Owner of a Mediterranean microclimate, elevation and soil ideal for wine making, Baja California’s wine country houses world recognized wineries adding to over 80% of Mexico’s production. Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes are cultivated primarily for the production of prime white wines, while Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlo, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Carignan, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Zinfandel offer superb reds. Guadalupe Valley is a land where rows of vineyards behind colorful roses set way to infinite granite boulders upon rolling hills that embellish the landscape and the aroma of grape-laden vines permeate the crisp fresh air. It is a place whose enamoring beauty has attracted chefs, artists and enologists who have adopted this territory as their home, establishing a fast growing, indulging industry that involves organic ranches, fine arts, viticulture and culinary arts.
Salud, amor, dinero y el tiempo para disfrutarlos!