The road northeast from Ensenada, Mexico, to the Guadalupe Valley doesn’t feel like a route to wine country. The landscape is dry and scrubby — this is a desert, after all. Then the highway crests a hill, and the valley stretches below. It bears some resemblance to populated pockets of California’s Mojave Desert — splashes of green interspersed with brown emptiness. But in the Guadalupe Valley, many of those green expanses are vineyards.
THE MERCURY NEWS, 2016