Thursday, August 09, 2007

Summer Day Trip to the Baja Wine Country


"Summertime with wine and the living is easy".....didn't someone write a song about that? This August is the perfect time to visit the premier wine country of Valle de Guadalupe, as long as you don't mind temperatures in the 90's and 100's. The heat is on and so is the excitement as August marks the month long Harvest Festival celebration in the valley and in regional towns throughout Baja California. Harvest event information and tickets can be found at: www. http://www.fiestasdelavendimia.com/. Mexico has always been known as one of the unique and captivating culinary capitals of the world and now the wines of Baja are awakening and surprising the most sophisticated wine enthusiasts in the region and internationally. Guadalupe Valley is a beautiful rural area filled with interesting and scenic wineries, high quality wine, friendly people and an amazing assortment of fine dining opportunities and excellent lodging possibilities.


The wine country is located about seventy miles south of San Diego and can be explored by heading south on the Tijuana-Ensenada toll road to the last collection station before the seaport of Ensenada. About one mile south of that toll station look for the sign Tecate Highway 3 or Ruta del Vino (Wine Route) and travel east on Highway 3 for seven miles until you drop down into the Baja wine country at San Antonio de las Minas. This is the western end of the Guadalupe Valley wine region which extends fourteen miles east towards Tecate ending near Km 73.5 at L.A. Cetto and Domecq wineries.




Source: Steve Dryden


1 comment:

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