Long Weekend in Mexico Wine Country

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  • Mexico

  • Food & Wine

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Vineyard

  • Foodie

  • Outdoors

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Curator’s statement

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's wine country, located an hour an a half south of San Diego, has captured my heart with its charming vineyards, stunning landscapes, contemporary restaurants and delicious wines. This region is known for producing some of the best wines in Mexico and for the well known chefs who move from across the country. The valley is home to some of the most innovative and unique wineries as well as restaurants, each offering its own distinct character and style. Whether it's sipping on a glass of bold red wine while admiring the breathtaking views or indulging in a farm-to-table meal paired with a crisp white wine, Valle de Guadalupe has something for everyone. I can't wait to help you experience the magic of the valley and explore all that it has to offer.

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Where to stay in Valle de Guadalupe

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Encuentro Guadalupe

Located on top of the Baja California mountains and amid an ecological reserve, this minimalistic hotel offers majestic views of the heart of Valle de Guadalupe.

Bruma Valle de Guadalupe

Set in the wine vineyards of Guadalupe Valley, this sophisticated hotel with 8 rustic-chic suites honors the nature surrounding it.

Contemplación Hotel Boutique

A welcoming hotel attached to its own winery with private cabin accommodations.

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Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

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  • Wine tastings - My personal favorites have been Villa Montefiori, Monte Xanic and Vinisterra. You can work with me to coordinate a driver to take you to the wineries - this is a great way to get a locals take and expertise on the area!

  • Visit the Coast - Ensenada is 30 minutes away from the Valle and is a great place to spend an afternoon if you're looking for local street tacos, breweries and ocean views.

  • Explore the mountains - take a hike through the rolling mountains surrounding the Valle or better yet, tap into your adventurous side and book an off-roading ATV tour.

  • Spa day - most hotels have spas or massage services that will come to your room to enjoy a treatment in the comfort of your own suite. Whats a better way to prepare for a long day of wine drinking than a relaxing massage or facial?

Places to eat & drink in Valle de Guadalupe

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  • Animalón: Enjoy a tasting menu of wood fired courses and wine pairings under a 200-year old oak tree and twinkly lights.

  • Deckman’s en El Mogor: Set outside of a rustic barn, Deckmans is known for delicacies such as oysters, bone marrow, and barbecued steak. You wont leave hungry or disappointed.

  • Paraíso Restaurant: I think they have the best views of the valle. Perched on a hillside, travelers claim Paraiso is one of the best kept secrets of the region. You'll find a mix of simple contemporary dishes and unique Mole options.

Need to Know

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