Thursday, February 25, 2016

Chef Diego Henandez Brings Baja to Great Britain

Diego Hernandez (Corazon de Tierra) is involved in restaurants in Mexico City, Tulum, and in the planning stages for one in Los Angeles.  He now travels extensively bringing his take on Baja cuisine to a world stage.  

Here is a review for an event he did in Great Britain.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Dos Años!

February 23 marks the end of the blog's 2nd year.  It's been a year that the Valle has experienced unprecedented growth and that is certainly reflected in the 80% increase in the number of the blog's page views.  It looks like it's going to get harder and harder to make dinner reservations

Looking forward to sharing another year's worth of Valle de Guadalupe's news and info.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

New Food Truck: Caparelli Pizza Gourmet a la Piedra

It appears they will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:00 to 8:00 at their semi-permanent location near the new Hilo Negro winery located in the northwest section of the Valle.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Event: Lechuza Spring Release Party - May 28

Via Facebook:

We are, once again, thrilled to announce our annual spring release party. This dinner is to highlight our newest vintage in bottle paired with amazing culinary talent. We are honored to host Season Six Master Chef winner, Chef Claudia Sandoval, Season one Mexico Top Chef contestant and cook book author, Chef Pia Quintana, Top Chef guest judge and owner of The Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, Chef Donnie Masterton, and last but not least, our hometown favorite, Michelin Star Chef and owner of Deckman's en el Mogor, Chef Drew Deckman.

Starting with cocktail hour, you will have an opportunity to meet with all of the chefs and try and sampling of their cuisine. We will then welcome you to our grand table, set amongst the vines, in which each chef will take over a course and collaborate a menu highlighting our new releases.

Following this special meal, you will have the opportunity head to the dance floor and cigar lounge, soaking up the valle stars. A tasting counter will be set up, in which you will have exclusive specials on these new wines to take with you.

Lechuza Spring Release Party - Facebook Event


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Spotlight: Vinícola Xecue

Although Vinícola Xecue is not mentioned regularly in many articles and blog posts about Valle de Guadalupe, it is certainly worth a visit.  

Xecue's owners, Jose Luis and Alberta (he's the grower, she's the winemaker) are generous and gracious hosts.  They have a beautiful tasting room where you can try their very drinkable and reasonably priced wines.  And, unlike many of the Valle's tasting rooms it is open everyday. 

Vinícola Xecue

Vinícola Xecue - Facebook

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Event: Ruta del Vino Bicycle Ride with Raul Alcala - March 6

This cycling event includes criterion racing on March 5 in Rosarito and a bicycle ride led by Raul Alcala along the Ruta del Vino on March 6.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Shout Out: Condé Nast Traveler - Valle de Guadalupe

There is nothing in this post that hasn't already been suggested dozens of times, but I'm pretty sure the author Maxwell Williams actually did visit the Valle.

Encuentro Guadalupe - Adobe Guadalupe - Monte Xanic - Finca La Carrodilla - Corazon de Tierra - Deckman's - Troika

Monday, February 8, 2016

Event: Valentine's Day @ Corona del Valle - Feb 14

Event: Special Valentne's Day Menu @ La Terrasse San Roman - Feb 13 & 14

Event: Valentine's Day Brunch at Deckman's - Feb 14

All you can eat 🍴- all you can drink🍷
Estaciones de comida
Quesos regionales
Postres artesanales
Vinicolas presentes || Wine makers
1000 pesos por persona
Reserva  quedan pocos lugares!
Repost @jbjasso 
Deckmans en el Mogor is pleased to announce our first annual Valentines Day Winemakers Brunch!
From 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday 14 Feb we will be getting our Cupid suits on and cooking for you!
Our invited wineries include Casa de Piedra, Vinas de Garza, Lechuza and our own Cavas del Mogor. 
We will convert our restaurant into food and wine stations where we will prepare our wares in front of you all the while you are chatting with the winemakers and sharing wine directly with them.
Our menu will include a Mariscos station (with all the Kumiai Oysters you can manage), a Wood-Fired Antojitos station, Fresh Ranch Egg Creation Station, A whole Suckling Pig, Local Cheeses and Dessert!
For $1000 mxn (service not included) you can enjoy all this!
Reserve your spot now. Seating is limited!
Call 646 188 3960 or email
See you here!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Shout Out: Wine Geographic - Valle de Guadalupe

The author says some nice things, but I'm pretty sure he/she has never been to the Valle.

Event: Fiestas de la Vendemia 2016 - August 5 to August 21

It's time to start thinking about your plans for August.

The calendar for the Valle's 16 day harvest festival which begins on August 5  will eventually list dozens of events.  The first few events are now listed on the official Provino calendar page.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Emergency Support Request: Corazon de Vida

Corazón de Vida  is an organization that supports several orphanages in Baja including one in Valle de Guadalupe.  They have put out an emergency support request to help relocate 22 girls living in an orphanage in the Valle that has closed.

More information here: