Baja California Wines? Our Secret Best Shared.
Now a less-guarded secret we consider best shared, the remarkable wines of Baja California surprise and delight serious eonophiles and casual wine enthusiasts alike. Visit any of Cabos more important dining spots, and peruse the wine list for wines of Mexico (and perhaps ask sommelliere for guidance), and be prepared to be pleasantly bowled over.
Well you may ask, “How do they grow grapes in the desert?”. Simple answer: They don’t. The wines of Baja are grown at higher altitudes with cooler weather, where the moisture conducive to growing grapes of very high quality exists. Particularly in the Mexican state of Baja California Norte just above the 30th parallel, where Pacific Ocean fog crawls up into the Valle de Guadalupe, Valle de Santo Tomás and environs, a climate perfect for growing wine grapes of many sorts is created. And so, the Baja wine movement thrives.
Here, there are over one hundred and fifty wineries, almost all in the “small” range of bottling (under 100,000 cases per year), producing very high-quality single-varietal wines from grapes grown on the granite-rich alluvial soil, as well as creating some decidedly non-traditional-yet-fascinating blends worthy of trial and exploration!
Mexico’s wine route in Baja Norte “Ruta del Vino”, offers wine adventures, fine dining and stylish lodging. Labeled road markers connect over fifty wineries from Tecate down through Ensenada, including the famed Valle de Guadalupe region. Winery tourism is growing in popularity here, and many accommodations and high-end eateries are available to complement your wine tasting experience. Should you choose to drive the Baja California peninsula on your way to tour Cabo Real estate with us, we highly recommend adding a few days to your journey to experience what many consider a great new frontier in wine craft as practiced in northern Baja Norte.