Of all the things to do in Rosarito/Ensenada, a trip to the Valle de Guadalupe is hands-down my favorite. Nestled just 45 minutes from the house is Mexico’s wine country that has been producing wines for over a century, but just in the past 10 years has exploded with some of the best wines in the world.
We HIGHLY recommend a trip to the Valle if you can make time for it. The Valle is similar to Napa Valley and Sonoma County in that cool air from the ocean travels through the valley and produces a climate that is synonymous with great wine-making. There are many newer wineries that bring a Mexican flair to their wine making and creating some delicious blends that you can only find south of the border.
Currently there are over 100 wineries to visit in the Valle de Guadalupe but you can realistically only visit 4-5 in a day. There are also many eateries at each winery and some are incredible.
A trip to LA Cetto is a must because it is the oldest and largest, but there are many other small ones that you should try like Tres Mujeres, Xanic, Sol de la Medianoche, and Vena Cava.
The drive through the hills of the Valle can be a bit confusing but don’t worry we have a tour company that we can refer you to and they can drive you so you don’t get lost. Rates are around $350 for a 15 pax van plus tip for the driver, then you just pay your own winery fee which ranges from free to $10 per tasting. Most are around $6 US.