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Valle De Guadalupe Wineries In Baja An Introduction

Valle De Guadalupe Wineries In Baja An Introduction

Valle De Guadalupe, BC Mexico:

An Intro to the many beautiful sights and flavors to be had just a few hours drive from Los Angeles.

Valle De Guadalupe

      I have been traveling to the Northern most part of the Baja for over 27 years now. In the past ten years I've been visiting a gem of an area just outside Ensenada where amazing wineries and restaurants are popping up right and left. It is truly a beautiful area that is leading the way in outstanding wines and culinary treats that is definitely worth the trip.

     I'll be creating a series on the Valle, sharing my favorite stops along the Route De Vino (as it is called) and providing some tips on how to get the most out of your visit and what time of the year is best to go. Along with the many wineries and places to eat there are some pretty unique places to stay right in the Valle that will even further enhance your visit. Below is just a taste of what you can expect. 

View from Chateau Camou

View from Chateau Camou

Encuentro Guadalupe is a unique property with it's metal structures perched high atop the hill. There is a full bar and lounge for enjoying the views if you are not a guest of the hotel and they are serving up some pretty amazing food to go with that million dollar view. Hotel guests are treated to their own private chimenea (outdoor fire pit) and a pool that has the most stunning views.

Encuetro Guadalupe Accommodations with amazing views of the Valle

Encuetro Guadalupe Accommodations with amazing views of the Valle

Most wineries offer a tour of their facilities included with the tastings or degustacion in spanish

Most wineries offer a tour of their facilities included with the tastings or degustacion in spanish

   Not only is the Valle producing amazing award winning wines, there is a swift surge in the demand for micro breweries as well.  You will find many of the restaurants have their own brews or the wineries are pulling dual duty. Wine tasting for some, beer tasting for others. It's the best of both worlds in the Valle.

Fresh draft beer at Ciele

Fresh draft beer at Ciele

Ciele Micro Brews on site at it's location in the Valle

Ciele Micro Brews on site at it's location in the Valle

   Need more reason to tune back in to read more on the Valle and all it's offerings? Here is just a sampling of what's cooking at a couple of the restaurants there. From the traditional plates like Borrego Tatmado (baked lamb) and Crab Filled Burritos to a little finer flair. Many wineries offer up meat and cheese plates, you know to tide you over till the next stop.

Borrego Tamemado (Baked lamb in it's own juices)

Borrego Tamemado (Baked lamb in it's own juices)

Crab Filled Burritos with Micro Brew Cerveza De La casa (House beer)

Crab Filled Burritos with Micro Brew Cerveza De La casa (House beer)

     You can find the Valle on the MEX 3 highway Just off the MEX 1. An hours drive south of the border via the toll roads. I will have more info, details on some of my favorite stops and an entire map with points of interest in my next segment. So have you ever been to the wineries in Baja? 

There's a CHILL in the air at The Queen Mary

There's a CHILL in the air at The Queen Mary

A Progression In Courses The Garden Walk Anaheim

A Progression In Courses The Garden Walk Anaheim