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Mexican Wine Country – Rated Best in The World!

Did you know that Mexican wine is rated just as high as some French and Spanish wines?

Most people don’t. Including myself until recently.

Not only does Mexico produce some of the world’s most famous spirits like Tequila and Mezcal, but this magical land is also a producer of some seriously good vino. In fact, most of Mexico produces wine to some extent.

Mexican Wine

Notable Wine Grapes In Mexico

Reds tend to be more popular, and some of the wine grapes include:

  • Bordeaux
  • Grenache
  • Tempranillo
  • Dolcetto
  • Syrah
  • Petite Syrah

Mexico has won notable gold medals in wine production from various pretigous sources like Concours International De Cabernets (CIDC) who awarded Vinos Don Leo the award of ‘Best Cabernet Sauvignon’ in the world!

Baja California takes the cake for being the highest producer of wine in Mexico in terms of quantity. Baja California produces 90% of all Mexican wine in the valley known as Valle de Guadalupe. Valle de Guadalupe is not only a popular expat city for retirees and friends up north looking for temperate climate while being close to the U.S.

You Can Live In Mexican Wine Country For Less!

rental in ensenada

Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe offer very low cost of living and a great quality of life! Many houses in the area rent for less $500/month and with the semi-arid climate you won’t need to have expensive utilites like air conditioning or electric heating. 

If you’ve never been to Valle de Guadalupe, you owe it to yourself to make a trip and enjoy Mexican wine country in its full glory. This area surrounding Ensenada has over 100 wineries, and top notch dining to accompany your glass. 

Dining in Ensenada

There are plenty of wine tours ranging in prices between $30-$250. And if you find yourself on a tour in the Valle de Guadalupe wine country, make sure you buy some souvenirs. Your neighbors and friends will appreciate it!

Top Wines In Mexico

Here are some of the top wines in the area according to WineMag all scoring higher than 90 Points.

  • Vinas de Garza Red Blend
  • Santos Brujos Tempranillo
  • Vinas de Garza Grimau Red

So imagine a life in Mexico where you can have world class conveniences like vineyards in your back yard, cheap housing, great dining, and within 1.5 hours to San Diego, California! 

That’s what you can have in this popular expat Haven, Ensenada Baja California. 

Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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