If you want to avoid the peak of the tourist season in August, visiting Valle de Guadalupe during the winter months is a must. If you’re looking out your window and all you see is snow or rain - and you could use a dose of mild sunny winter weather - it’s time to visit the vineyards of Baja California. This region cools down like most places in December, yet still has the yearlong sunny temperatures one would expect in Mexico.
Winter wine tours are fueling tourism in the Valle de Guadalupe, where you’ll be able to dine in exceptional restaurants and sample unique wine blends you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The areas unique scenery is the perfect backdrop for a winter weddings and because there are typically less tourists, it’s the perfect time to savor the peace and tranquility of this beautiful area.
Where to Eat?
Enjoy a fine meal outside and admire the beauty of the mountains and vineyards at Fuego Restaurant and Lounge, where you’ll enjoy a vast variety of mouth-watering seafood and traditional Mexican cuisine. Whether you dine here for breakfast, lunch or dinner, your expectations are sure to be surpassed. Due to the areas warm temperatures during winter months, you’ll be able to sit back, have a glass of wine and listen to live music while drinking in the stunning scenery. With a great selection of wine and a cozy hotel nearby, this is a must-see during your getaway.
On January 10, 2016, Deckman’s en el Mogor will be hosting The Winter Bounty of Baja California, which offers a one-of-a-kind chance to sample a variety of authentic Baja cuisine. Using only the freshest Baja ingredients, special guest chefs will cook 7-course meals while attendees indulge in numerous wines from the region. If you’re thinking about attending, expect to sample exotic specialties including sea bass tartar with sesame and ginger, and gooseneck barnacle tempura. Local lamb and quail are delicacies that will also be served during this amazing wintertime feast.
Where to Stay?
Keep warm in the heart of the Guadelupe Valley at Hotel Boutique, which is conveniently located near the Trevista vineyard in the Guadeloupe Valley. The Hacienda style architecture, coupled with amenities like free WiFi, swimming pool, bar and the Fuego Restaurant and Lounge will keep you coming back time and time again.
While lodging at Hotel Boutique, be sure to take a horse ride to explore the nearby vineyards, as well as a pleasant walk in gardens for a peek at the agave plants growing wildly there. If you’re into sports, a quick game of volleyball will have you making new friends in no time. The opportunities here are endless and time will fly by as you escape the winter doldrums for some sunshine and smiles.
Treat yourself to a well-deserved winter getaway and enjoy the wonderful wine and food this region has to offer! The Winter Bounty of Baja California will give you a glimpse into the delectable, unique cuisine that’s native to the area while the hotels will delight you with their charm and affordable prices. And if you can’t swing an entire weekend getaway right now, why not take a day trip to Valle de Gaudalupe instead? Contact us today to learn more!