48 Hours To Explore Valle De Guadalupe? Here’s Your Agenda!

It’s impossible to ignore all of the positive buzz coming from Valle de Guadalupe, the wine-producing region of Mexico only a short drive from San Diego being hailed as ‘The Napa Valley of Mexico’. The food, wine, and hospitality scene there is an increasingly popular destination of top chefs, celebrities, travel writers, and foodies from around the world.

Given that it’s right in our back yard, you’d be crazy not to explore it! But where to start?

Don’t worry, we did the hard work of staking out a few great spots (rough job…we know!) to make a 48 hour agenda – just enough for a quick weekend getaway!

Follow our lead and you’re sure to have an amazing adventure!

Where to Stay: Agua de Vid

Situated in the northern part of the incredibly scenic Valle de Guadalupe, Agua de Vid is a boutique hotel offering breathtaking sunset views of the valley, as well as comfortable rooms and accommodating staff. The hotel’s unique architecture lends itself artistically to a modern industrial, yet rustic ambiance, and is absolutely stunning.

Cozy up at the rooftop bar with a handcrafted cocktail, while admiring the vibrant hues of the sunset over the mountains. The hotel is only a mere 1.3 miles away from the Adobe Guadalupe Winery.

Amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden, hot tub, and evening entertainment. In addition, there are fantastic facilities like an exquisite restaurant,  24-hour front desk and a concierge service, and free WiFi.

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There are also plenty of four-wheelers on the property that you can take for a spin to explore the desert terrain around the hotel! So honestly, you could just come to the hotel and never leave and expect to have a great weekend!

Where to Eat: Once Pueblos

Inspired by Michoacan flavors, Once Pueblos offers fresh and delectable hand selected dishes. Chef Sandra Vasques, carefully crafts each plate with local, seasonal Baja ingredients.

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Mexican tradition is celebrated through each dish utilizing ancestral techniques to bring you food created with quality and care.

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A popular entree is the classic “Torre de Uchepo”, which is a tamale made with Michoacan white corn, filled with pork rib, and is accompanied by a green tomato, puya pepper sauce, fresh farm cream, and Cotija cheese.

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To compliment the flavorful food, the restaurant sits atop a hill and offers a picturesque, 360-degree view of the valley.

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Where to Drink Wine: Clos de Tres Cantos

Nestled in the Valle de Guadalupe, the winery Clos de Tres Cantos is a aesthetic gem and must see while touring the region’s wineries. Designed by architect Alejandro D’Acosta, the artistic architecture harmoniously blends unique recycled furniture and an astounding mountainous backdrop.

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The walls are handcrafted with used wine bottles and over 90% of all materials used for the building are recycled right from the region.

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Sunlight illuminates the glass wine bottles creating a stained glass effect. The aromatic wines are created with grapes that are better suited for climate change like the Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Syrah, and Tempranillo grapes.

Where to Drink MORE Wine: Finca la Carrodilla

With an impressive forty-thousand vine plants, Finca la Carrodilla offers quality wine created with ecologically-friendly methods. Utilizing Biodynamic Agriculture, the winery’s vineyard is the first to hold an organic certification. The wine is meticulously crafted with careful selection and harvesting.

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The winery’s friendly cats and dogs happily scurry around the exquisite greenery. Enjoy the relaxing upstairs terrace garden shaded by solar panels and the view of the luscious vineyards.

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The beautiful landscaping travels upstairs to the tasting area, where you can sample their suburb wines.

Visit Valle de Guadalupe!

When we ask people why they haven’t been to Valle de Guadalupe yet, there’s usually an answer that includes some level of discomfort about knowing where to go and not wanting to get lost in Mexico.

Fair enough, but now you have no excuse!

Book your room at Agua de Vid and enjoy the fruits of our hard work (riiight!) staking out a beautiful, relaxing 48 hour getaway to ‘The Napa Valley of Mexico’!

See you there!

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