How Drought Could Doom Mexico’s Burgeoning Wine Industry
It’s a cellars market. The number of wineries in Valle de Guadalupe’s tripled in just four years, and an industry of tours and hotels has sprung up around the area’s wine culture, which produces 1.5 million cases annually. But an ongoing drought’s put that in danger, and it’s getting worse as more wineries open and the valley’s water supply is spread thin. With the government doing nothing, winemakers have taken on the problem themselves, with drought-friendly farming techniques and water-treatment collectives designed to squeeze every last drop from available resources.