Valle de Guadalupe: Mexico’s Answer to Napa
The Valle de Guadalupe is just 45 minutes from Las Gaviotas and it’s stocked with enough local wines, fresh foods, and gorgeous views to rival other wine destinations. Plus, it’s incredibly laid-back, even during high season. American tourists, in particular, seem to just be waking up to all the riches the valley has to offer. Since the 1990s the association of winemakers of Baja California holds the Grape Harvest Fiestas in the Valley of Guadalupe and the town of Ensenada every year in August. The celebration includes wine tasting sessions, concerts and soirées, and samplings of regional cuisine and Mexican wines.
San Diego Union Tribune Article on Guadalupe Valley, it’s vineyards and cuisine.
Sunset Magazine Article on Guadalupe Valley.
Los Angeles Times Article on Guadalupe Valley.
Conde Nast Traveler Article on Guadalupe Valley.
Guadalupe Valley FestivalTo get to the Guadalupe Valley from Endless Summer Villa or Point Break Villa at Las Gaviotas, take a right outside of the complex. Continue south until you can get back onto the Toll Road. After approximately 30 minutes you will come to the Toll Booth just prior to Ensenada. Once through the Toll Booth you will go one mile and then head east on Highway 1, the Highway that will take you thru Guadalupe Valley. When returning to Las Gaviotas, exit the Toll Road at the Puerto Nuevo exit and continue north to Las Gaviotas.
Need a Tour Guide – Steve Dryden is a tour director and travel writer living in Guadalupe Valley where he guides private wine tours. He can be reached at (619) 300-4976 U.S – (646) 118-9801 MX cell or firstname.lastname@example.org