VALLE DE GUADALUPE (KGTV) -- 10News Anchor Kimberly Hunt paid a visit to the stunning Valle de Guadalupe to learn about the blossoming wine industry. It's the beautiful wine region less than two hours south of the U.S/Mexico border in San Diego.
She traveled to one of the oldest wineries in the area and the first to create a premium wine, called Monte Xanic. She also spent time with star chef Javier Plascencia who owns a group of restaurants which are changing the cuisine of the country to a style called "Baja Med."
Last year more than 160,000 people visited Valle de Guadalupe. Every year, that number triples.
As more and more tourists explore the valley, hotels, restaurants and wineries are popping up to keep up with the demand. Today Valle de Guadalupe has 150 wineries.
Kimberly spent time with Monte Xanic CEO Hans Backhoff in the vineyards of the winery where they grow numerous varieties of red grapes as well as the very popular whites of the valley - Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc.
Kimberly met Javier Plascencia at his famed Valle restaurant Finca Altozano, known for regional cuisine fresh from the ranches, orchards, and gardens of the valley.
If you want a beautiful view of Valle de Guadalupe we invite you to watch. Who knows, it may even beckon you. Cheers!