One of our favorite areas that we frequently visit to enjoy wine tasting is Valle de Guadalupe, the premier wine location of Mexico.
This charming rural region, also known as the Baja Wine Country or Wine Route, is located between the city of Ensenada and the town of Tecate, in Northern Baja California.
The meandering narrow road that leads to a wide range of wine-producing communities between Ensenada and Tecate, is known as "La Ruta del Vino" or "The Wine Route".
You will enjoy the climate that makes this area an excellent venue for a wide assortment of high quality local wines to be sampled.
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Take a lunch break or stop for dinner in any restaurant of this wine area and you will likely taste one of the many locally-grown varietals.
Sampling the wines of this bountiful area while enjoying its local cuisine is truly a delightful experience.
The viticulture of the valley is booming.
Some wines are establishing its own separate identity and being listed in national, international and local restaurants.
Some of the varieties of red wine produced in this northern Baja region are Zinfandel Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.
And some of the varieties of white wine are Riesling, Saint Emilion, Chenin Blanc, Palomino, Sauvignon Blanc.
Every year the wine growers of Ensenada celebrate the Wine Harvest.
It is a classic winery festival to highlight the culture of wine.
Several sport and cultural events are held such as wine tasting, wine tours, fishing tournaments, regattas, concerts, cook-offs and gourmet contests.
Fiestas de la Vendimia are held in August every year. These festivities last 17 days.
Since an average of more than 20,000 visitors are expected every year, we recommend you to book a hotel well in advance.
Lodging in the Wine Route
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