Off the Beaten Path and Out of This World: Mexico’s Hidden Gems

Posted March 13, 2019 by & filed under Copper Canyon, Destinations, Jalisco, Wine.

Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Pristine beaches, inspiring deserts, tantalizing cuisine, culture around every street corner, and history at every bend of the jungle — these are but a few reasons to drive south of the border as soon as you can. Naturally, the popular beach destinations in Mexico are worth seeing. But some of the country’s most beguiling sites… Read more »

Eco Friendly Baja Destinations

Posted October 30, 2018 by & filed under Ensenada, Environment, Wine.

Eco Friendly Hotel & Pool

Baja California is a relaxed, friendly region of Mexico that promises the chance for outdoor adventure and meaningful interactions with locals. If you’re looking to try and minimize your carbon footprint, you can find many ways to experience eco-friendly travel–especially by choosing an environmentally conscious hotel or lodging option. Here’s a basic guide to green… Read more »

Planning a Road Trip through the Wine Country of Baja Mexico

Posted March 7, 2017 by & filed under Alcohol, Baja, Festivals / Events, Restaurants, Vacation, Vendimia, Wine.

South of the border, there is a whole new wine country to explore in Baja California. The Valle de Guadalupe, about two hours south of San Diego and 43 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border, is home to over 100 wineries, as well as charming restaurants, hotels and museums. Exploring is an all-day affair. You… Read more »

Baja California Grape Harvest Festivals

Posted July 29, 2014 by & filed under Baja, Festivals / Events, Wine.

Fiestas de la Vendimia On Friday, August 1st, 2014, the annual Fiestas de la Vendimia events are set to begin in Valle de Guadalupe, near Ensenada, in Baja California, Mexico. Valle de Guadalupe, also known as Mexico’s Ruta de Vino, is home to numerous vineyards that produce many great wines. Ensenada is a about an… Read more »

Parras, Coahuila: America’s First Vineyard

Posted June 12, 2013 by & filed under Al Barrus, Coahuila, Destinations, Pueblos Magicos, Tourism, Wine.

Estanque de La Luz © Al Barrus

When I think of American vineyards, Napa Valley is the place that comes to mind. However, I recently discovered that here in my home state of Coahuila in northeast Mexico, resides the oldest winery in the Americas. And it’s just a couple hours west of where I live in Saltillo. The decision to make the… Read more »