Escondido Valley
This viticultural area is located in Pecos County Texas and covers approximately 32,000 acres along Interstate highway 10. The landscape of this AVA is dominated by higher elevations in the south and considerably lower elevation in the north and northeast. The topography of the Escondido Valley AVA is unique, as the valley floor is about 2,700 feet above sea level.

The area has approximately 250 acres of vineyards. Soils in this region can be described as calcerous, very deep, well-drained and moderately permeable. They are loamy, with a terrain ranging from nearly level to gently sloping. The climate here is quite warm during the long growing season, although there are seldom extremes of temperature. Due to its elevation, it is also very dry, making irrigation paramount for successful viticulture. (Wine/Appellations)