50 miles southeast of San Diego, is a center of Mexican wine growing
with a convenient day trip to the beach and nearby winery visits
complete with tours and tasting.
A must-see visit during the summer
is the Fiestas
de la Vendimia, the vintage festival in August, which
is fun for both locals and tourists alike.
an increasing number of wine connoisseurs from California wine country make
regular trips to the region - which has been recently giving its
Northern neighbor a run for the money in terms of wine quality
and consistency. The varieties of red wine produced in the Baja California region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruby Cabernet, Zinfandel Grenache and Mission. The white wines are Chenin Blanc, Palomino, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Saint Emilion and Malaga.
Around the Web, find out why everyone else is suddenly talking about the wines of Baja, the newest 300 year-old secret from Mexico ...
Ensenada Wineries, Festivals and Wine Tasting - Looking
for wineries in the Ensenada area? That includes San Vicente,
Santo Tomás and Guadalupe, probably the best known of Mexico's
wine areas. Check out the map with contact information and location
details. The Fiestas de la Vendimia lasts for 10 days
in early August and gives you a chance to sample the young vintages.
Baja Wine Country - The Wine X style comes through
in the punchy prose that gets the point across that wines from
Baja are "good in an 'I-would-actually-buy-this' way!"
A nice skip through history, then it's on to reviews of the top wineries leading
to several recommendations to sample for yourself. Now you can't
say no one told you...
Wineries - Ignore the stuff on the top of the page
and scroll down to the meat. The list of Baja wineries is extensive
and, while there are no links to the sites, there are some contact
email addresses and telephone numbers.