An Unexpected Wine Sanctuary

EAT 

Finca Altozano

Carretera Tecate-Ensenada km 83, Ejido Francisco ZarcoValle de Gudalupe

A covered-outdoor country grill with delicious Baja cuisine and wines. Dinner for two without wine, about $30.

La Esperanza BajaMed

Carretera Ensenada-Tecate km 73.5 #3Valle de Gudalupe
52-664-143-0999

A reliable campestre-style Mexican grill with excellent oysters. Dinner for two without wine, about $30

Fuego del Valle

Parcela #7 Camino de los Ranchos # 1 Camino de Los Ranchos #1, Valle du Guadalupe, B.C., Mexico
Fuego del Valle highlights local, season cuisine with a focus on seafood.
Price: $15+

Fauna

Carretera Ensenada – Tecate km #73,
22760 Guadalupe, Mexico

+52 646 103 6403

The best food in Valle, truly. And impeccable service. You can find this restaurant on site at our venue, and we highly recommend the grilled cabbage.

La Cocina de Doña Esthela

Valle De Guadalupe
+52 646 156 8453
Once in Valle de Guadalupe look for signs for the restaurant from highway 1 and turn right.

Not all breakfasts are worth waking up early and driving down a rugged dirt road, but the birria de borrego (wood-roasted lamb) at Doña Esthela undoubtedly is.

Corazon de Tierra

Rancho San Marcos S/N, El Porvenir, 22750 Ensenada, B.C.,Ensenada
+52 646 156 8030

Corazon de Tierra sits at the top of a hill overlooking vineyards and a lush garden filled with herbs, fruits, vegetables and olive trees. The restaurant’s tasting menu is dictated by what the chefs have gathered from the garden and brought in from local farms each day.

DRINK

Viñas de Garza

Rancho Mogorcito, Carretera Tecate-Ensenada km 87
Valle de Guadalupe

The tasting room patio is well suited for sampling some of the valley’s best red and white wines.

Monte Xanic

Francisco Zarco s/n Valle de Guadalupe
Valle de Guadalupe

The valley’s first maker of high-quality wines.

Hacienda La Lomita

Fracc. 3 Lote 13, Camino vecinal Parcela 71
San Marcos

An impeccable winery run by Fernando Perez Castro, who is also the proprietor of Mexico’s first biodynamic winery, Finca la Carrodilla. Have lunch or dinner on the patio of TrasLomita.

Decantos Vinicola

Ejido El Porvenir, Rancho San Miguel Fraccion A,
Valle de Guadalupe

Great tapas at this vineyard. The wine is good, but the real reason to visit is for the views of all of Guadalupe Valley, which are some of the most beautiful ones you will ever see.

Conchas de Piedra

(for bubbles and bivalves)

93.5, San Antonio de las Minas,
22766 Valle de Guadalupe, B.C.

If your idea of doing Baja right is popping bottles of locally-produced rosé and slurping down black “pata negra” clams and grilled oysters, head to Casa de Piedra winery and check out Drew Deckman’s new raw bar, Conchas de Piedra. 

(Behind Casa de Piedra’s winery.)

Bar Bura in Hotel Cuatros Cuatros

Carretera Libre Tijuana Ensenada Km. 89 22760 Ensenada, Baja California Mexico

Bar Bura is the rustic cliffside bar located on the Cuatro Cuatros property. Its location overlooking the coast and Pacific Ocean makes it an ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail with the sunset as your backdrop.

DO

La Misión beach

La Misión
+ 631 647-8000

With empty stretches of beach and a slew of bandidos, you may feel compelled to try your hand (feet, rather) at hanging ten.

Equitarius Club Ecuestre

Valle
+646 210 2196

This is the first equestrian club in Valle, and offers tourist rides and jumping lessons, should you want to enjoy horseback riding amongst the vineyards.

Papas Y Beer

Primera 335, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada
+52 646 174 0145

If you are in desperate need of a boogie, fear not, Papas Y beer is a 25 minute drive. Be prepared for a trashy dance hall experience, which may be exactly what you’re looking for.