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Valle de Guadalupe - The Ensenada wine country
By Hector Lara
Located in the north part of the state of Baja California, the route of wine (sp. Ruta del vino) it enjoys the mediterranean weather, perfect for growing grapevines. There are just a few places in Mexico that combine these unique features: the altitude, seasons, weather, and temperature - without forgetting the love of the art of making wine.
The first colonies on this region where the Kiliwa and Kumiai cultures, followed by missionaries and Mexicans who opened the route to the arrival of immigrants from Russia, Europe and the rest of Mexico. All this influences helped to create a unique characteristic of the route of wine.
Valleys of Calafia, Guadalupe and San Antonio de las Minas are the hearth of the wine route that also extends to the north of Valle de las Palmas (en. Palms valley) and south to the valleys of Santo Tomas and San Vicente Ferrer.
Both wines white and red are made with lots of dedication starting from the grapes Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Souvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, while reds typically uses Cabernet ouvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Genache, Carignan, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Zinfandel.
The wine route offers a wide range of attractions that goes from small familiar wineries to the great scale products. Reasons why you can find from a small familiar camping restaurants to the most fine table, and places for camping, ranch’s, artesian centers, museums, hotels B&B, wine boutiques, art galleries, Indian culture and natural places.
In this region you can enjoy a fun, active, exotic or romantic vacations in an interesting and secure place. The wine route is the perfect destiny for vacations for couples or family.
Ensenada Wine tasting tours
The tour starts with an introduction of Ensenada, why the name of “Ensenada”, the island, the main activities, the Ensenada weather. The main wineries in Ensenada are CETTO, DOMECQ and SANTO TOMAS. The last one was not in this tour.
Casa Pedro Domecq
Our first stop is in Domecq winery (Casa Pedro Domecq) that is located just 10 minutes north of Guadalupe Valley (highway #3). Established in the Guadalupe Valley long time ago, known by their products like Presidente Brandy, which is one of the most sold in the world and now producing wines. From 80’s to date its popularity has been recognized by other mayor wineries in the States, Mexico and other countries for his quality wine.
The barrels are the first place where the wine reposes just before they put it in bottles and let it rest for more time. Chatou 2002 is the best reds wines you can taste in this tour, after see the content: Tempranillo and Neviolo wines, make think “that is the wine I want to taste”. 15 minutes underground learning or trying to understand how things work when making wine. The different kind of grapes for wine and the selection of the time they have to let it rest for getting the exact point of mature.
Foreigners are gladly welcome
Wine country real estate? : Yes, there are real estate for sale on the Ensenada wine country, Valle de Guadalupe, San Antonio de las Minas, El Porvenir. Check
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|Baja Wine Country|
|In Ensenada, Mexico|