Mexico is one of Latin America's oldest winemaking countries, but grapegrowing there has at times been a bumpy road. Catholic missionaries and conquistadores from Spain began cultivating grapes in the early 1500s, and land grant recipients in the colony were required to plant vines.
Valle de Guadalupe instead of Napa, one of the places that are about to be the next 'it' spots - Jake Kilroy, The Venue Report
Vena Cava winery in Baja's Guadalupe Valley, is sleek and totally modern. It's one of a growing number of wineries that's designed to give visitors a memorable visual experience — not just a taste of fine wine.
I made my first trip to Mexican wine country last month expecting to play the part of Lady Bountiful. My idea was that I would go, explore, report and publicise these little-known wines to the world outside, thereby extending a helping hand to a nascent wine industry.
Phil and Eileen Gregory have a six-room inn, La Villa del Valle ( lavilladelvalle.com), and a winery, Vena Cava , which focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
The Guadalupe Valley today is not just about a wine country coming of age. It is about a dynamic, unheralded desert region of industrious entrepreneurs and farmers, precarious water supplies, unexpected, dramatic modern architecture, and natural beauty.
La vitivinícola bajacaliforniana Vena Cava se llevó el premio al Mejor Vino Mexicano con su Cabernet Sauvignon cosecha 2014 en el concurso The Toast of The Coast de la Feria del Condado de San Diego, presentada por Albertsons | Vons.
La Villa del Valle, a splendid six-room inn cradled by the desert mountains where we stayed two pleasantly drowsy days. This six-room desert inn has an outdoor pool and yoga studio, excellent Mexican breakfasts, a winery made from recycled boats, and an acclaimed restaurant, Corazón de Tierra.
wine calls and off we slog, back up to that "fog moistened valley", the home of Mexico's oldest vineyards, where Spanish friars started making altar wine in the 18th century. "The Guadalupe valley is a small vacuum of international wine makers,"