Posts Categorized: Valle de Guadalupe

Festival of Shellfish & New Wine: A Delicious Anniversary

Ensenada celebrates festival’s 20th year April 29 – May 5 By: W. Scott Koenig   The port city of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico showcases its gastronomic bounty from the Pacific to its five wine valleys again this year during the 20th Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo (Festival of Shellfish and New Wine)…. Read more »

Weekend Baja Road Trips to Take This Winter

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When the winter blues hit, there’s no better cure than heading down to Baja for a weekend escape. Wine country, Sea of Cortez beaches, hot springs, and gray whales await! Here are some of our favorite short road trips to help inspire your next venture south of the border.   Valle de Guadalupe Why go:… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: Glamping

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For those who enjoy being close to nature, but have a hard time sacrificing amenities, glamping (glamour camping) is the perfect alternative. Here are some of our favorite spots on the peninsula for enjoying the natural wonder of Baja while still indulging in a little bit of luxury.   Gypsy Canyon Location: Todos Santos, BCS Information:… Read more »

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 »