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Wineries of Valle De Guadalupe Part Dos

Wineries of Valle De Guadalupe Part Dos

The valle is crushing the world of food and wine!

We had another full day of adventure, food, wine tasting and off roading fun roaming the roads around the Ruta De Vino aka Valle De Guadalupe in Baja last weekend. Revisited a couple favorites as well as checked into a few new spots. With over 100 wineries now and counting it's hard to keep up, but are going to have a blast trying! This region of mexico is only an 90 minute drive from the U.S/ Mexico border but is a world away from Los Angeles. Planning a visit this summer, here are a few of our recommendations. 

View from Tres Mujeres Winery on our overcast day.

View from Tres Mujeres Winery on our overcast day.

The latest addition to their chain (first one is in downtown Rosarito) la Estancia is on to something here. This massive cabin serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all with a view. Offering Indoor as well as outdoor seating, the place has tons of charm, cabins for rent and even a lake you can go check out (you will need a 4 wheel drive to get there) 

La Estancia Restaurant. Cabins also available for rent at $250 a night for a 3 bedroom.

La Estancia Restaurant. Cabins also available for rent at $250 a night for a 3 bedroom.

We never pass up an opportunity to take the girls off road.

We never pass up an opportunity to take the girls off road.

With our dinner reservations made in the morning we barely made the cut for dinner at Restaurante Tre Gallian, as it is a sell out. Their fix menu was a serious treat with dish after dish being brought out in the perfect portion and all with a unique taste. We had all the below plus 3 different types of fresh made ravioli, Prosciutto, carpaccio, Rib Eye Steak and a foursome of desserts that left us all speachless. 

5 of the 10 courses we experienced at Restaurante Tre Galline, reservations a must!

5 of the 10 courses we experienced at Restaurante Tre Galline, reservations a must!

Since we are avid off roaders we like to take the roads less traveled while exploring the area, but all the wineries are accessible by car (though our way is much funner).

Tres Mujeres has beautiful hand made things and food under the pine trees. Sol Y Barro never disappoints and offers yummy food as well.

Tres Mujeres has beautiful hand made things and food under the pine trees. Sol Y Barro never disappoints and offers yummy food as well.

Another great treat on the way back to the states is Puerto Nuevo and their "Puerto Nuevo Style" Lobster. The plate below holds a medium lobster that will set you back about $25 and includes all the fixings plus hand made flour tortillas. Our group also ordered a sweet one than came in at a kilo (2.2 lbs.) cost $50, beyond cheap!

And if the food and wine in the Valle isn't enough, there is always Puerto Nuevo Lobster waiting.

And if the food and wine in the Valle isn't enough, there is always Puerto Nuevo Lobster waiting.

Oh we did sample many wines and with all the wineries so close to each other you can try several during one trip. We made a day of it hitting 6 different spots all together tasting, exploring and eating along the way. Most places now offer food or light appetizers and many are cooking up fresh things on outdoor grills right in front of you. It's a great place to experience with your special someone or in a larger group. We have only run into a few places that are not kid friendly and the majority are pet friendly as well (our friends always take their dog along for the ride too) Hasta la Proxima baja! Until next time Baja.......  

Our friends at Ciele are having a party celebrating their new craft beer!

Our friends at Ciele are having a party celebrating their new craft beer!

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Healthier Grilling with Mangalista by Mosefund

Healthier Grilling with Mangalista by Mosefund