The West is wine country

The West is home to the country's best wine regions. Explore them all and taste their best offerings, from the cult cabs of Napa to the Pinots of Willamette Valley

Top 15 secret wine country escapes

Experience wine country without the crowds in these under-the-radar spots for sipping

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Baja California, Mexico

Baja California, Mexico

Think of it as Baja beyond fish tacos. There’s some excellent wine now, too, as producers experiment with lesser-known grape varietals such asTempranillo. Better yet, it’s easy to get here, since 90 percent of Mexican wine comes from Baja’s emerging wine country, only about 70 miles from the California/Mexico border. The self-guided, easy-to-navigate winery route, La Ruta del Vino, includes about 20 wineries.

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