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The West is home to the country's best wine regions. Explore them all and taste their best offerings, from the cult cabs of Napa to the Pinots of Willamette Valley

Explore Valle de Guadalupe wine country

A weekend in Valle de Guadalupe wine country engages the senses with food, wine, and a new adventure at every turn

  • Spend the weekend tasting and then bring some prized Baja wines home.

    Where to taste

    Elizabeth Weinberg

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Some to consider bringing home (there’s a 1 liter per person border-crossing limit), plus where to eat and stay.


  • Agrifolia 2008 “Ulloa” ($32 U.S.). In this blend, Cab, Grenache, and Petite Sirah add up to a worthy food wine. Peppered cherries, pleasantly briny herbs, and solid tannins.
  • Casa de Piedra 2008 “Contraste” ($48 U.S.). Global-minded Hugo D’Acosta splashed some juice from Livermore, California, in this Tempranillo, Cabernet, and Merlot blend. Dark, juicy berries, tangy red fruit, mocha, and hints of spicy oak.
  • Las Nubes 2011 “Selección de Barricas” ($16 U.S.). Four grapes team up in this berried, briary package with Bing cherry, pepper, and herbs.
  • Santo Tomás 2009 “Tinto Misión” ($12 U.S.). Dusty red berry and Santa Rosa plums spiked with cinnamon add up to a steal in this Tempranillo/Carignane blend from one of the oldest wineries in the valley.
  • Vena Cava 2010 Tempranillo ($27 U.S.). A whiff of resiny, cedar aromas fades into this varietal’s characteristic tangy, peppery berries, herbs, and warm spices softened with sweet mocha and vanilla.





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