Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

First Look: Finca La Divina - @lifeandfood

Based upon my traffic sources log, there is a lot of interest in Javier Placencia's new bed and breakfast, Finca La Divina.  I have yet to find any information about an opening date or how to make reservations, but it appears that Life and Food had a first look this weekend.

Update: Finca La Divina now has an Instagram account and left a contact email address in the comments.

Finca La Divina's email:

A photo posted by Life & Food (@lifeandfood) on

A photo posted by Life & Food (@lifeandfood) on

A photo posted by Life & Food (@lifeandfood) on

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Travel Guide: Zen Girl - Valle de Guadalupe 2015

Mandy Burstein posted her 2015 guide to Valle de Guadalupe today.  Her guides are essential reading for anyone planning a trip to Valle de Guadalupe.   They are filled with excellent suggestions for places to stay, where to eat, and things to do.  

And, anyone who puts La Gotera into their guide to the Valle really knows the inside scoop.

Note: Mandy, thanks for the shout out.

Wine Recommendations: Vivino

Among the many other things found on their site, Vivino generates crowd sourced ratings for wines.  While I'm sure a crowd sourced rating system is flawed. the wines of Valle de Guadalupe are well represented on these lists.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cool Instagram: Villa Montefiori by @lauramg123

New Winery/Restaurant: Corona del Valle

I pay pretty close attention close attention to what is happening in the Valle, but Corona del Valle slipped under my radar.  It appears they created their Facebook page in May and have been operational for a couple of months.

I pulled a few pictures from their Facebook page to provide a glimpse of their facility. 

Their location:

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Restaurant: Thursday - Sunday - 1:00 to 9:00
Wine Tasting: Tuesday - Sunday - 12:00 to 8:00


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Travel Tips: Hotbook - 5 Not-To-Be-Missed Wineries

It's always a futile exercise to pick the best wineries in Valle de Guadalupe, but that being said, this is not a bad list.

Clos de Tres Cantos - Vinícola Relieve - La Esperanza (L.A. Cetto) - Finca La Carridilla - Adobe Guadalupe

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dinner in the Sky At Barón Balché

I put up a post about this unique dining experience where guests will eat at a special table hoisted 15 meters in the air.   Dinner in the Sky

We now have some more info.

Here's a look at the rig

And, here's the pricing info:

Monday, September 7, 2015

Bodegas del Valle - Restaurants

Bodegas del Valle is an event/concert venue that opened this June.  They have now expanded their offerings to include wine tastings, a bar,  and three restaurants.

Bodegas del Valle is open Thursday - Monday; 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Their deck is open until 12:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays

Thursday, September 3, 2015

More Airbnb Listings

We have used Airbnb for a couple of years to book lodging for our travels to great success.  Frustratingly, there were very few Airbnb options in Valle de Guadalupe.  But, in the past couple months more than a dozen listings have been added.

This is very good news!

I have added links to the new listings here:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Trip Report: Sun Diego Eats

This Sun Diego Eats post about her trip to Mexico includes a detailed account of her meal at Deckman's En El Mogor

Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe