Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

Wine Tasting Tour

Here is a list of Valle de Guadalupe wineries located within the Ensenada municipality, in Baja California.

Select a Winnery and click on it
Adobe Guadalupe | Barón Balché Casa Vieja | L.A. Cetto Chateau Camou | Lafarga | Liceaga | Doña Lupe Mogor Badán | Monte Xanic
Tres Mujeres | Vinisterra


Adobe Guadalupe

Wine tasting. Wine tours. Double bed plus breakfast. Store. About US $170.
Web site: adobeguadalupe.com
(646) 155-2094.


Barón Balché

Underground wine cellars. Wine tastings by appointment.
(646) 680-2704.


Chateau Camou

Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

French-style viticulture techniques. Open to the public.
Web site: chateau-camou.com.mx


Vinisterra

Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

This winery is in San Antonio de Las Minas, the first village you will find in Valle de Guadalupe while driving northbound on Highway 3.

Drive on Juárez Avenue to the fifth stop sign. Turn left onto the next dirt road and drive about 500 yards to the only stop sign.

Turn right and drive 100 yards to Vinisterra winery. Wine tasting only on Saturdays from 11 to 4 pm. And Sundays from 11 to 3 pm.

Vinisterra Winery in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja.VINISTERRA WINERY VALLE GUADALUPE BAJA

Tempranillo. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Grenache.
Their newly released Macouzet 2005 Tempranillo is an outstanding wine aged 40 percent in new American oak with almost two years bottle aging. Dark ruby color with aromas of black cherry, vanilla and a hint of oak.

Flavors of black stone fruit mix with good mid-mouth mild tannins, good acidity with a balanced finish. A good quality wine with a reasonable price of under $30 per bottle.

Try their Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend if you want to enjoy wine tasting samples of high quality Mexican wine or let your palates explore their new Vinisterra premium wine, Tempranillo 40% and Grenache 60%.


La Casa Vieja

Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

Gifts for Wine Lovers.
La Casa Vieja is near Km 93.5 on Highway 3.

This wine business is hosted by an American-Mexican family. They speak English and are friendly.

La Casa Vieja, Valle de Guadalupe, BC.CASA VIEJA VALLE GUADALUPE BC

Their adobe home features an olive orchard, information center, art gallery, handmade crafts, picnic area and old vine wines.

And a wine bar where you can taste regional wines by the glass or bottle.

This is a country setting where individuals and families can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings with friendly and hospitable hosts.

La Casa Vieja is open daily from 9 am until sunset, and closed on Mondays.


Liceaga

Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

If by chance you leave La Casa Vieja, drive onto Highway 3 (left) towards Tecate and go about 1/2 mile to Viña de Liceaga winery. You can’t miss the bright yellow building on the right.

Liceaga Winery in the Baja California Wine RouteLICEAGA WINERY BAJA CALIFORNIA

Generally, they’re open daily from 10 to 5 and are known for their Reserva Merlot. In addition, they have a wonderful Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Grappa.

Wine tasting fees here are $5.00 person.

Vina de Liceaga has been producing award-winning wines for several years. In 2002, this winery was selected as the Best of Nation (Mexico) by the world’s biggest wine competition at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Numerous other wards include: gold medals from Brussels, Austria and Mexico. Silver medals from San Francisco, Israel, Los Angeles, Orange County and Mexico City.

Their Gran Reserva Merlot has been the focus of much attention and appreciation from global wine enthusiasts. This marvelous 2004 Merlot is a blend of ninety percent Merlot and ten percent Cabernet Franc.

Merlot and Grenache.
Today, lucky guests can expose their wine-loving palates to a nice Merlot Reserva or Vinto Tinto Castillo de las Minas which is a pleasant blend of Merlot and Grenache.

Liceaga’s wonderful Castillo de las Minas Chenin Blanc 2005 is a dry table wine made with grapes from Valle de las Palmas. It has intense tropical fruity aromas of peach, pear, guava, apple, jasmine and citrus fruit. Wine tasting is available.

Grappa.
Besides to indulging in superior wine, guests are offered the rare opportunity to taste his amazing selection of Grappa called Aqua de Vid.

Viña de Liceaga is the only winery in Mexico to make and sell Grappa commercially. Grappa is distilled spirit without color from black grape pomage fermented and gently pressed from several wine varieties.


Tres Mujeres

Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

One awesome and unique artisan winery is called Tres Mujeres or Three Women, a bit of a challenge to find, but well worth the effort.

As you head towards Tecate look for Km 88 and a cell phone tower on the right and continue around the curve in the road for about one mile near Km 87.

There you’ll see a blue sign reading: Ruta de Vino.

Tres Mujeres Winery in the Baja Wine RouteTRES MUJERES WINERY BAJA WINE ROUTE

  • Just past the sign, you’ll see two rock columns at an entrance to a dirt road.

  • Follow the dirt road towards the foothills for about 1/2 mile.

    Please note... it is NOT the winery on the hill to the right as you enter.

  • Follow the hand-painted tile signs.

    Three women, Ivette Vaillard, Eva Cotero Altamirano and Laura Mac Gregor Garcia have teamed up in a cooperative manner to create three interesting and unique styles of wine making.

    These wine artisans pool their energy, talent and vision into perfecting the art of handmade wines.

    Wine tasting is available.


    L.A. Cetto

    Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

    Wine Awards. Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Now let's continue our wine tasting tour. Turn right onto Highway 3 from Tres Mujeres winery. Drive about ten miles towards Tecate to the end of Valle de Guadalupe.

    You’ll drive over a bridge and past the village of Francisco Zarco and continue along Highway 3 for five miles.

    Near Km 73.5, you’ll see a large wall sign reading: L.A. Cetto Winery at your right.

    L.A. Cetto winery, in Baja´s Wine CountryL.A. CETTO WINERY ENSENADA BAJA

    Turn right and follow this well-maintained dirt road for two miles.

    Local road to L.A. Cetto Winery (Wine Route in Baja).L.A. CETTO WINERY WINE ROUTE BAJA CALIFORNIA

    Seventy-eight years of hard work and dedication by the Cetto family and Camillo Magoni has resulted in over a hundred awards for quality and excellence in both regional and international markets.

    L.A. Cetto, one of the most renowned Mexican wineries, makes an outstanding Petite Sarah which has received eight gold medals and many other awards throughout the world.

    Their Cabernet Sauvignon has won nearly twenty international awards.

    Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve gained thirteen awards.

    And their Zinfandel six awards.

    They also produce an award-winning classic Bordeaux style red wine, Terra, blended with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 10% Petite Verdot.

    This wine is from their Don Luis Cetto line of premium wines made from very select grapes grown with the highest possible standards and daily management.

    The Best Red Wine. Nebbiolo.
    L.A. Cetto is the largest producer of Nebbiolo wines in the world outside of Italy.

    L.A. Cetto Nebbiolo has won twenty-one international medals including a recent gold medal from the Wine makers Association of France and their trophy for “the best red wine of the year.”

    This private reserve wine is aged in French oak for 14 months and bottle aged two years, with an alcohol content of 13-14%. It has an intense ruby red color with flashes of garnet, concentrated red and black fruits with undertones of prune, vanilla, spices and wood, mature tannins, velvety, dry and well rounded.

    This wonderful red wine compliments red meat dishes, tomato sauce based entries, strong cheeses and is a “Baja Best Value Wine” with a retail price of about $15.

    This Nebbiolo is probably the best value for any red wine in Mexico, an absolute bargain.

    L.A. Cetto makes over twenty types of wine. Also tequila and excellent olive oil.

    Wine tasting here is FREE if you enroll in one of their wine tours.


    Doña Lupe

    Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

    La Casa de Doña Lupe Winery.
    CASA DONA LUPE ENSENADA WINERY

    Organic Food and Organic Wine.
    As you leave L.A. Cetto, turn left on the dirt road and drive about 480 yards to La Casa de Doña Lupe winery and bakery.

    Doña Lupe puts loving and creative energy into all her natural and organic jams, jellies, salsas, cookies, pies and wines.

    She planted the vineyard herself over thirty years ago and has practiced organic and natural farming for several years.

    Her land has some of the purest water in the region and combined with rich riverbed soil her vineyard produces high quality organic grapes.

    Her son, Daniel Yi, creates some unique wines. He lets the grapes hang longer than most others vintners in the region and benefits from the extra natural sugars in the grape.

    Wine tasting.
    Their wines are organic and fantastic. Try the Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot and Zinfandel.

    Wine Related Gifts.
    Doña’s daughter, Shirley, bakes amazing pastries and creates homemade yummy jams.

    More about La Casa de Doña Lupe Winery


    Lafarga

    Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

    Growing and producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Merlot and Syrah. By appointment: (646) 178-6070, and 178-6755.


    Mogor Badán

    Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

    Organic winery. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. By appointment: (646) 177-1484.


    Monte Xanic

    Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

    Their wine cellar with solid rock and granite walls, is unique in the world. Wine tours by appointment: (646) 155-2080 and 174-4505. Website: montexanic.com

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