Valle de Guadalupe Mexico’s Wine Capital in the Heart of Baja California
One hour south of Tijuana, you will find famous Valle de Guadalupe Mexico’s Wine Capital.
Vines were first planted by monks here in 1579 but by 1699, the king of Spain prohibited making wine except for the church.
320 years later there are an estimated 120 wineries in Baja California, and you should visit most of them.
- Monte Xanic is a pioneer in the Mexican wine revolution and Baja California’s most award-winning winery. This is one of the top Baja California wineries to visit.
- Santo Tomás, tour the first winery where wine was produced located in the legendary Santo Tomás Valley. Enjoy an extraordinary ride on a cart pulled by a tractor in the grape fields.
- The Chateau Camou winery is settled upon a small canyon and most of its red and white wines are Bordeaux-style varieties that grow well in this region.
- With an unsurpassed landscape, surrounded by vineyards and mountains, El Cielo Resort and boutique offers guests the opportunity to take their senses to the limit, always in the company of the best Mexican wines and an innovative gastronomic proposal.
- A gravity-fed winery, Decantos is a magnificent modern structure that sits on a hill and with floor to ceiling glass windows around the circular building therefore, the views are amazing.
- Viña de Frannes, started in 2015, is a modern winery with traditional touches, so sit outside looking at the views of the vineyards while peacefully sipping the wines.
Where to stay while visiting Valle de Guadalupe Mexico’s wine capital…
- Driving down the road, you cannot miss Encuentro Guadalupe. The 22 minimalistic loft rooms sit on stilts spaced along the hill providing guests with an unforgettable experience.
- Cuatro Cuatros is a development two kilometers from Ensenada, designed for all those who want to enjoy the best views and scenarios of nature in the most literal style of glamping.
- Bruma is a tranquil boutique hotel designed by eight childhood friends located at the northern end of the Valley. A delicious home-cooked meal is provided each morning. Hop on one of the free bicycles and ride through the vineyards.
… and if eating well is your thing, Valle de Guadalupe Mexico’s wine capital also has incredible places for you to feast at …
- Finca Altozano is set in a natural environment, so using only products and ingredients from the region, Chef Javier Plascencia roasts, smokers and grills in the open kitchen to produce incredible flavors.
- Traslomita presents a delicate and fresh proposal of flavors, blends, textures, colors, and above all creativity and good taste.
- Located on the Mogor Ranch, all of the wine, vegetables, herbs, lamb, olive oil and eggs used at the Deckman’s en el Mogor restaurant are estate grown or produced.