These Unique Conditions, When Respected, Give A Wine Character
Baja and Temecula have incredibly similar characteristics. Our climates are best described as a mild maritime-influenced desert, where issues such as harmful UV rays, lack of water and increasing temperature can impact wine quality.
To better understand this unrelenting terroir, we sat down with longtime resident of Temecula and expert viticulturist Peter Poole.
Sustainability is an overwhelming theme in recent history, and is connected to terroir. Although difficult to obtain in the winemaking realm, it’s far from impossible and in fact necessary to produce a responsible product. The heat that Valle de Guadalupe and Temecula Valley endure make tasks like irrigation and aging all the more costly, not to mention water and energy consuming.