You know how it is when you keep hearing about a certain place over and over and finally decide you can’t ignore it anymore, right? Well that was Valle de Guadalupe for me. For the past two years, I have been hearing about this GORGEOUS wine country just south of the border and it was time to see it for myself. My birthday was coming up so what better excuse?
First I looked at spending a weekend down there but everywhere I looked seemed to be booked. My curiosity piqued. If we were going to do a day trip down there, we’d need a driver, and a tour guide to show us around.
We ended up hiring Boca Roja, a San Diego-based company that does day trips (and overnight) trips multiple times a week to the region. Tim, the owner, was awesome, from start to finish. He ended up being our driver too and I couldn’t imagine anyone better leading the way.
Valle de Guadalupe produces something like 80 – 90% of the country’s wine. The sweeping vineyards are simply beautiful.
I wish we had snapped more photos. The food, the wine, the countryside, everything was gorgeous. It’s always a good sign when you’re too busy enjoying yourselves to really document it. Thanks to Chris for leaving us with some proof of our great day.
Our trip ended up being 14 hours door to door, which sounds like a lot but still flew by. We had enough time for 2 wineries, a farm to table lunch at one of them, 2 delicious taco stops and drinks at the beautiful Cuatros Cuatros. The border wait (even with a “fast pass”) was a few hours and if it hadn’t been for the tequila creeping up on me, I wouldn’t have minded as much ;).
There’s so much more I want to see. I can’t wait to go back and explore more.
Has anyone taken a trip to Valle de Guadalupe? Who wants to go? 🙂