City Guide: Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico
Valle de Guadalupe is the wine region in Baja California that is being dubbed the “Tuscany of Mexico.” Just a 2 hour drive from San Diego, and bursting at the seems with wineries and restaurants. Famed chefs are flocking to the region to open restaurants embodying the “farm-to-table” spirit and offering patrons dining experiences that one would only find in top-notch (read: expensive) restaurants stateside. I absolutely adored my quick weekend getaway in the valley! Wine, food, and sunsets, what else does a girl need?
Eat: I recommend the tasting menu at Malva for a dinner perched in a quasi-tree house in with an open kitchen turning out dish after dish of deliciousness. You can get 5 courses for about $40 and each one is fresh and exciting.
For a quick lunch head to the food truck Troika located outside Vena Cava winery. Grab a glass of chilled wine and tostada- you will not be disappointed! Another fabulous restaurant is Corazon de Tierra, located next to the B&B Villa del Valle and helmed by Chef Diego Hernandez and recently voted one of the Top 50 Restaurants in Latin America.
Play: Visit wineries! (Obvi.) You can spend your days slowly meandering from winery to winery down dusty country roads. Our top 3 winery recommendations are: Adobe Guadalupe Winery, Las Nubes Winery, and Vena Cava Winery.
Stay: The beautiful and luxurious Villa del Valle is a 6-bedroom villa nestled in the middle of the wine region. Restaurant Corazon de Tierra and winery Vena Cava are both located on the villa’s grounds. Grab a glass of wine from the honor bar and watch the sunset from the wrap-around veranda.
Your stay includes wine tasting at Vena Cava, a evening botana and glass of wine, an amazing breakfast at Corazon de Tierra, organic bath products made with the lavender grown on the property, just to name a few of the thoughtful perks.
Insider tip: To avoid sitting at the Tijuana border crossing for hours, head there early in the morning, or try the Tecate border crossing.
Love & Travel,
The Escape Artists