Valle de Guadalupe, nominated as Best Wine Region

It is currently competing against American and Canadian regions

Photo by: El Cielo Winery & Resort & Kelsey Knight on Unsplash

Baja Californian wine has become a key element both for tourists and residents, since it represents a great percentage of sales and even exports. These products have become famous worldwide thanks to several awards won in competitions.

On this occasion, the Valle de Guadalupe region is now part of a new competition to win first place as “Best Wine Region” according to USA Today: 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2022. Currently, it is competing for first place against several wine areas in the US and Cnada such as Sonoma County, Finger Lakes, Okanagan Valley, and more.

With voting still underway, Valle de Guadalupe is currently ranked fourth place, with first place being Walla Walla Valley in Washington; second place, Temecula Valley in California, and third place, just above the Ensenada area, Paso Robles, California.

Here is the list of the 20 nominees:

  • 1. Walla Walla Valley - Washington
  • 2. Temecula Valley - California
  • 3. Paso Robles - California
  • 4. Valle de Guadalupe - Baja California
  • 5. Sonoma County - California
  • 6. Texas Hill Country - Texas
  • 7. Dahlonega Plateau - Georgia
  • 8. Monticello - Virginia
  • 9. Finger Lakes - New York
  • 10. Okanagan Valley - British Columbia, Canada
  • 11. Old Mission Peninsula - Michigan
  • 12. Willamette Valley - Oregon
  • 13. Hendersonville - North Carolina
  • 14. Verde Valley - Arizona
  • 15. Napa Valley - California
  • 16. Anderson Valley/Mendocino County - California
  • 17. Santa Barbara County - California
  • 18. Outer Coastal Plain - New Jersey
  • 19. Niagara Peninsula - Ontario, Canada
  • 20. Hood River - Oregon

Voting for the 10 best places will end on July 18 at noon and winners will be announced on Friday, July 29, which means there is little time left to rank Valle de Guadalupe first place on this list.

Click here to vote for Valle de Guadalupe, though it should be noted that one can only vote once per day, per category, and per day.

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