Every so often in my travels, I discover a hidden gem that excites the f*ck out of me and throws me into vortex of manic happiness and inspiration.
Valle de Guadalupe is like the crazy uncle of wine regions. You know, the one who shows up drunk to family functions and swears a little too much? It’s a little unpolished and pretty raw, but that’s the whole appeal.
One of my favorite things about Mexico’s wine region is how innovative it is. While researching a place to stay, I found so many interesting lodging options, there wasn’t enough time to even begin to try them all.
At the end of a very long and bumpy dirt road lies what has been deemed the “hippest winery in Mexico.” Don’t worry.. it’s much cooler than it sounds. Vena Cava deviates from the classic look and feel of most wineries.
Cuatro Cuatros resides on 2,100 acres of nature between the vineyards and the ocean. They have a winery, hiking trails, a boutique hotel…and perched high on a cliff overlooking the Baja Coast, sits one of my favorite sunset bars.
Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California has been one of my favorite trips that I’ve taken this year. Until recently, I had zero awareness that Mexico even made wine. But they do, and the wineries in Guadalupe Valley are some of the most creative and innovative that I’ve ever experienced.
As you know, I’m a sucker for unique lodging (remember the time I found a fairy hut and almost froze to death in the Swedish Woods)? Earlier this year a group of friends and I made the short drive down to Ensenada for a wedding in Valle de Guadalupe, and I discovered these cool eco lofts at