HelloJetLag.com – Over the past few years, Nick and I have fallen in love with Mexico’s wine region and it has slowly become one of our favorite local getaways.
Located just an hour and a half from the San Diego border, Valle de Guadalupe is not only the perfect destination for a weekend escape, but it’s also one of the most unique wine regions we’ve ever traveled through.
From the innovative designs, picturesque views, and award-winning wines, keep reading to discover 9 Valle de Guadalupe wineries to consider on your tasting tour.
VENA CAVA WINERY
Rattling down the dirt road to Vena Cava feels like you’re on a never-ending path to hell.
Except when you arrive you’re not in hell, but more of a recycled hipster paradise with wine and food. Soo Heaven? Call it what you will, but Vena Cava definitely earned itself a top spot on our list of favorite Valle de Guadalupe wineries.
Vena Cava’s design was created by architect Alejandro D’Acosta, who uses the goal of minimizing impact on the Earth to fuel his art. He uses recycled materials like old bottles and tires, and gives them new life through his designs. At Vena Cava, the winery’s ceilings are made out of recycled boats from a nearby port, and outside, reclaimed wood holds up the large net overhang which is used to shade guests.
Vena Cava Winery has a large outdoor patio where you can order wine by the glass, or you can do a range of different tastings. Tasting reservations are required for parties over 4, and/or if you will be visiting on the weekend.
I recommend coming hungry as the winery also has delicious food on site. Troika is of the most popular food trucks in Valle de Guadalupe, and they serve everything from sliders and truffle fries to tacos and local craft beer.
ADDRESS Rancho San Marcos S/N Francisco Zarco, 22750, B.C., Mexico
WEBSITE Vena Cava Winery
HOURS Monday-Sunday 11AM-5PM (tasting reservations are required on weekends)