Saturday, August 12, 2017

Restaurant Report: Discover Baja - Malva

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I don't think Robert Alcocer's restaurant, Malva, gets the recognition for excellence it deserves.  W. Scott Koenig's report should start to provide a remedy for that situation.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


August 10 - Update: Other than a few pictures of smoke posted on various social media sites, I have not seen any additional reports about this fire.  I'm hopeful that the expression, "No news is good news" applies here.

Cinthia SZ posted these pictures on Facebook at approximately 3:30 PM today.  She reports that the fire is located behind Hacienda Guadalupe.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Camping and Scary Movies - October 28

Camping and watching scary movies.  This sounds like the plot most of the horror movies I watched as a kid.

New Project: Agua de Vid

By chance I stumbled upon Agua de Vid's Facebook page.  Apparently the project will include a boutique hotel, a restaurant/bar, a spa, an event space, and a wine shop.

You can see what they are planning here:

Friday, August 4, 2017

Casa Colorada

Today's winery list addition is Casa Colorada

Shout Out: NBC Latino - Valle de Guadalupe

Animalón by Rebeka Sager
Most of the obvious places are mentioned in this article, but it's cool to see that Sager interviewed people who have a lot of first hand knowledge about the Valle.

Guadalupe Valley Fest 2017 Line-up Announced

Boom!  The Guadalupe Valley Festival announced their musical line-up today and I gotta say I'm very impressed with the music performers on the bill.  (Also bummed we will be in Portland that weekend.)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Don Tomás Viñedo and Corazon del Valle

I'm well aware of the fact that my lists of wineries and restaurants in the Valle are woefully incomplete, so this week I'm going to work on them.  They will still be incomplete, but hopefully not as woeful.

First up, an addition to both lists - Don Tomás Viñedo and its restaurant Corazon del Valle.

They also have a restaurant on site headed by Chef Ismael Pérez

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cool Looking Hotel Concept by Fernando Romero

Architect/designer Fernando Romero posted this picture on Twitter today with the caption, "New Hotel Master Plan for Valle de Guadalupe, Baja's Booming Wine Region 

Romero's firm is involved in many very cool projects around the world.

You can check them out here: fr•ee

Lechuza's Email Address

Lechuza is one of my favorite wineries in the Valle. The owners and winemakers, Kris and Adam,  produce excellent wines and are very generous and gracious hosts.

You can email them to make a reservation to visit Lechuza here:  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Trip Report: Financial Times

Jancis Robinson offers up a few opinions about the Valle as well as some wine suggestions.

Use Uber to visit the Valle

I have never used Uber's Valle service, but it certainly solves a problem for people who do not want to drive in Mexico.  

Uber will continue providing the Valle service until September 30.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

150 Wineries!!

I talked to a local winemaker a couple weeks ago who told me that there were now over 150 wineries operating in the Valle.  Which means my winery list is really incomplete and I have a lot of work to do.

Here are three wineries that I recently added to my list with many more to come. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Javier Plascencia's Summer Pop-up - Animalón

Javier Plascencia has announced the details of the special dinner series he is doing in Valle de Guadalupe in support of his book, Animalón. 

Thursdays through Sundays
July 27 - Sept 9
8 courses
$90 (wine/beer extra)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Wine Suggestions: The French Laundry

Photo credit: The French Laundry's Facebook Page
I thought it might be useful to provide a list of wines from Valle de Guadalupe currently on The French Laundry's world class wine list.

2013     Adobe Guadalupe, "Gabriel," Valle de Guadalupe
2014     Corona del Valle, Valle de Guadalupe
2013     Hacienda la Lomita, Grenache, "Pagano," Valle de Guadalupe
2013     Lechuza, "Amantes Mezcla," Valle de Guadalupe
2013     Lechuza, Nebbiolo, Valle de Guadalupe
2014     Solar Fortún, "O Positivo," Valle de Guadalupe
2011     Torres Alegre, Syrah, "Cru Garage," Valle de Guadalupe
2014     Vinícola La Trinidad, "Fauno," Valle de Guadalupe
2015     Monte Xanic, Sauvignon Blanc, "Viña Kristel," Valle de Guadalupe

New Lodging: Rocas del Valle

According to their Facebook page Rocas del Valle will open on July 11.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Event Report: Valle de Guadalupe Life - Lechuza's Spring Release Party

Here's a nice report and gallery of what was indeed a special event.

Note: Apparently Valle de Guadalupe Life is a new site. It promises, "Everything you need to know about the Valle." As of today (July 8) it's light on content.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

New Food Truck: Furgocino @ Viñedos de la Reina

The food truck Furgocino will serve Italian street food at Viñedos de la Reina.

Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM