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Baja's Romance Amid Reality

James Laube
Issue: April 30, 2014

Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe is reminiscent of Napa or Sonoma some 40 years ago. This sparsely populated region is ideal for winegrowing, with clean air, open space, diverse soils and a tranquil climate. Hundreds of acres of vineyards are planted each year as millions of dollars are spent on stylish new wineries and boxy warehouse cellars. This is a small wine boom in the making that may dramatically change the region, likely within a decade, if current trends continue. As more discover Guadalupe's charms, the romance of wine in this fertile, affordable high desert land will be increasingly tempting. Wine Spectator's James Laube explains.

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