The best wines of Mexico: the wineries of the Guadalupe Valley

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Grapes ripen in the summer sun at the #BCWineTrail

Great signature wines starting to be known worldwide. Come and taste the most select, original and expert-recommended Guadalupe Valley wines. Mexico’s answer to Napa Valley. Proud of our wines 100% Mexican. 


The Guadalupe Valley is like no other wine region

New wineries in the Guadalupe Valley are challenging the way we understand wine. Here, wineries are small, with limited production, and wines are -by definition- exclusive. And wine made in Mexico, in this Guadalupe Valley, is today the talk of connoisseurs. The dry Mediterranean climate and sea breeze give wines from the Guadalupe Valley their characteristic terroir, high alcohol levels and berry aromas.  Innovative wine making blending experience, curiosity and experimentation. This land produces select wines: exquisite tempranillos, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, grenache, shiraz, zinfandel, nebbiolo and carignan. Full-bodied wines with high alcohol levels that taste of berry and sea. Unforgettable and inimitable wines. These are the great wines 100% Mexican.

Hugo D’Acosta, forsaking the conventional.

Hugo D’Acosta inspires a new wine making concept that is shaping the character of the Guadalupe Valley. At the Estación de Oficios at El Porvenir he educates every year those willing to learn to produce their own wines. Are you up to it?

More than wine at the #BCWineTrail

The Guadalupe Valley is simmering with artists, star chefs and contemporary architects. The revolución started at Casa de Piedra, by Hugo D’Acosta, that was the inspiration for many other vintners. Very near by you will find Fratelli Pasini, producing exquisite wines. Heading towards El Porvenir stop at Vena Cava, featuring sustainable architecture, using recycled materials. Vena Cava was built by the same architect that did La Escuelita (Estación de Oficios). Environmental conservation is part of the Guadalupe Valley philosphy. Try the organic wines of La Casa Vieja; or go to Finca La Carrodilla, the first bio-dinamic winery. Paralelo and Viñas Pijoan are other eco-friendly wineries. For more surprising try the minuscule 3 Mujeres, very near the adobe-built Sol y Barro and the always reliable wines at Viña de Garza.

A day tasting wines deserves a #gourmet meal

Haute gastronomy by some of the best chefs in the country.  The best meat cuts, fish right out of the ocean and locally-grown, organic vegetables. Stop by Mogor Badan at lunchtime. At their restaurant Deckman’s you can enjoy the best outdoor dining. Other excellent options are chef Miguel Ángel Guerrero’s Almazara restaurant, Javier Plasencia’s la Finca Altozano, Laja with Jair Téllez and Corazón de Tierra at Vena Cava, with chef Diego Hernández. The most amazing way to put an end to a glorious day. Chose any of the extraordinary boutique hotels in the Guadalupe Valley to rest your bones.

Touch the map to find the most select Guadalupe Valley

What will the weather be like at the Guadalupe Valley?

Now
7
WindNE 3.1
Humidity93 %
Pressure1019 hPa
Precipitation0 mm
Wednesday
15
24
Thursday
15
26
Friday
17
31
Saturday
23
30
Sunday
21
27
Monday
20
25
Tuesday
19
23

From traveler to traveler

Plan your trip with all the information on the  Baja California Wine Trail. Download also the Wine Trail oficial brochure and map. Baja California wine country is just a 90 minute drive from Tijuana/San Diego. If you live in the USA, be aware that you may only carry back one bottle of wine duty-free.

 

Interest on Guadalupe Valley wines has been on the rise in the US. Wine Enthusiast magazine included the Guadalupe Valley as one of the 10 wine destinations of 2014, magazines such as New York publish feature articles on the valley and the Wall Street Journal drew the list of best wines of Baja California.

 

We recommend you start your trip at these wineries:: Casa de Piedra, Fratelli Pasini, Vena Cava, La Estación de Oficios, La Casa Vieja, Finca La Carrodilla, Paralelo, Viñas Pijoan, 3 Mujeres, Sol y Barro, Viña de Garza, and Mogor Badan. Remember many wineries are small operations and require reservation prior to visit. Restaurants you can´t miss include Deckman’s, Almazara, Finca Altozano and Laja.

Harvesting is done by hand at the Guadalupe Valley #BCWineTrail
Harvesting is done by hand at the Guadalupe Valley #BCWineTrail