Tasting with our host, Izaak, at the Baron Balche tasting room
I've been to Mexico plenty of times. The people are warm and welcoming, the food is amazing, and the beaches are beautiful. My visits to the coast have kept me coming back but I had no idea that just south of the border lies the area of Mexico responsible for 95% of its wine. Until recently many Americans considered it unsafe to use the San Ysidro border crossing south of San Diego. The crossing is the best way to access Baja but visitors are forced to pass through the notorious city of Tijuana to get to the 1 Highway south. Over the years, Mexico has worked hard to improve the safety of the city and today there is booming restaurant and entertainment scene and access to all of the delights of the area.