Sunday, June 07, 2009

Discover the wine region of Baja California, Mexico

One region has become the leader in reviving the reputation of Mexican wines, and, perhaps tellingly, it lies just above the 30th parallel. 90% of Mexican quality wine comes from northern Baja California, centering around the city of Ensenada.

The major winegrowing subregions – the Guadalupe, Calafia, San Vincente, and Santo Tom├ís Valleys – all lie close to the Pacific where they can benefit from the cooling ocean breezes and mists. Hot days and cool nights is a classic winegrowing combination throughout the world, allowing grapes to develop their sugars without a corresponding drop in acidity. All the valleys feature a mix of alluvial soils and decomposed granite.

More, here: http://mexicanwines.homestead.com/REGIONBaja.html

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