Posts Categorized: Valle de Guadalupe

Malva: Modern Mexican, Rustic Kitchen

Valle de Guadalupe restaurant layers flavors using only hyper-local ingredients By: W. Scott Koenig The perennial and edible herb malva—known in English as mallow—grows wild in the Valle de Guadalupe and is one of the earliest cited plants in recorded history. Wikipedia credits a physician from the third century BC as proclaiming, “The mallow nourishes,… Read more »

French Winemaker, Mexican Terroir

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Bodegas Henri Lurton finds firmament in Baja California’s wine country   By W. Scott Koenig There’s a traditional French saying that proposes, “Qui n’avance pas, recule,” or “He who does not advance, recedes.” Henri Lurton, owner of the century old Grand Cru Classé Château Brane-Cantenac in Margaux, France, took that adage to heart when he… Read more »

Riding Baja: Summer Motorcycling Destinations

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Temperatures in Central and Southern Baja soar to over 100 degrees in the summer so stick to the north until the mercury drops in October. Here are come cool—in both senses of the word—destinations. Guadalupe Valley Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe produces 90% of all of the wine that comes from Mexico and is growing famous… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Boutique Wineries in Valle de Guadalupe

Lechuza Winery Valle de Guadalupe

There are currently over 120 wineries in the Valle de Guadalupe, which means that while there are plenty of options, it can be challenging to know the best places to go. We’ve picked some our favorite boutique wineries that capture the true essence of the valley with rustic charm, intimate atmospheres, and great wines. For a wine… Read more »

La Cocina de Doña Esthela

La Cocina de Dona Esthela

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com   While glamorous campestres with famous chefs may be the trend for restaurants in the Valle de Guadalupe these days, sometimes nothing beats a traditional, homemade meal. If you’re looking for an authentic meal with the soul that characterizes local Mexican food, then check out La Cocina de Doña Esthela. The… Read more »

Concurso de Paellas, Valle de Guadalupe

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Every year, as the Valle de Guadalupe Fiestas de la Vendimia draw to a close, the Concurso de Paellas (Paella Contest) serves as the grand culmination of the festival. As the last event on the calendar for the annual wine fest, the Paella Contest makes sure that the Vendimia goes out in style. Held at… Read more »

Adobe Food Truck

Adobe Food Truck

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com While the beloved boutique bed & breakfast and winery Adobe Guadalupe has been a favorite of Valle de Guadalupe insiders for years, there was one always one drawback – its exclusivity. There was no public tasting room or restaurant, so anyone who wasn’t staying at the hotel couldn’t get farther than… Read more »

Cabañas CuatroCuatros

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By Caitlin Trimble Photos by Antonio Flores During the last week of October, I spent the weekend at Cabañas CuatroCuatros. Located eight miles away from Ensenada and 18 miles from the Guadalupe Valley, this concept resort is easily viewable from the road and stands out for its circular shaped vineyards, dotted with wooden sailboats used… Read more »

Las Nubes Winery

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By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com Of the many times that I’ve been to the Valle de Guadalupe, I almost always end up Las Nubes winery. Friends from the U.S. are in town? Las Nubes. Taking down groups on tours for work? Las Nubes. Just an easy Sunday afternoon in the valley for fun? Las Nubes. It’s… Read more »