Posts Categorized: Valle de Guadalupe

Animalón Opens for Second Season

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LA chef Oscar Torres named Executive Chef of Valle de Guadalupe pop-up     By W. Scott Koenig ENSENADA, B.C. — Before describing the imaginative food, the transporting atmosphere and the overall experience of dining at Animalón—chef Javier Plascencia’s seasonal pop-up restaurant in the Valle de Guadalupe—let’s get one thing straight about “the tree.” To… Read more »

Fiestas de la Vendimia: Muestra del Vino

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As summer comes around each year, the entire Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe region is abuzz with wine harvest season and the slew of parties and events that accompany the harvest—The Fiestas de la Vendimia. Often referred to as just Vendimia, the wine harvest festival now consists of three weeks of winemaker dinners, elite parties,… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Restaurants with Views

While Baja California is home to some incredible food, there’s nothing like enjoying a delicious meal with a side of sweeping views. Here are a few of our favorite spots along the peninsula for enjoying impressive vistas while you eat and drink.   Finca Altozano (Valle de Guadalupe, BC) Information: www.fincaltozano.com, tel: 011-52-646-156-8045 Why We Love… Read more »

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

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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

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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 »