Vineyards Galore in the Valle de Guadalupe

View of the Valle de Guadalupe from Vinicola Decantos

View of the Valle de Guadalupe from Vinicola Decantos

Just two hours South of San Diego lies the gourmet mecca of the Valle de Guadalupe. The area is brimming with world class chefs and wineries. The following four vineyards are amongst the most popular in the valley:

Vinicola Adobe Guadalupe
This hacienda style winery is also a popular bed and breakfast. Adobe Guadalupe wines are named after archangels: Gabriel, Kerubiel, Miguel, Serafiel and Uriel. The wines are characteristically fruity and well-balanced. The stylistic metal horse sculptures in front of the tasting room are appropriate because Aztec horses are bred and stabled on the property.

Vinicola Chateau Camou
The french-inspired winery produces award-winning wines in different price ranges from good value low end table wines to the high end red blends and a sinfully delicious dessert wine called El Gran Divino.

Vinicola Decantos
This brand new winery and gourmet restaurant sports panoramic views from its stellar hilltop location. Open air patio seating is the perfect place in the valley to catch a spectacular Guadalupe sunset. The wines are made using a combination of traditional and modern methods utilizing gravity versus mechanical pumps to maximize color, aroma and flavor.

Vinicola Mogor Badan
Natalia Badan inherited her land from her Swiss-French parents. She now oversees the winery, farm and a weekly farmers market supplying the fabulous onsite restaurant, Deckman’s en el Mogor, and many other local chefs with fresh organic produce. The winery is known for its crisp Swiss grape Chasselas white and spicy red bordeaux blend. Referred to as the matriarch of the valley, Natalia also organizes and hosts an annual Fiestas de la Vendimia event.

Metal Horse Sculptures, Vinicola Adobe Guadalupe

Metal Horse Sculptures, Vinicola Adobe Guadalupe

Kerubiel Wine, Vinicola Adobe Guadalupe

Kerubiel Wine, Vinicola Adobe Guadalupe

La Tienda de Adobe, Vinicola Adobe Guadalupe

La Tienda de Adobe, Vinicola Adobe Guadalupe

Chardonnay, Vinicola Chateau Camou

Chardonnay, Vinicola Chateau Camou

El Gran Divino, Vinicola Chateau Camou

El Gran Divino, Vinicola Chateau Camou

The Grenado Brothers, Vinicola Decantos

The Grenado Brothers, Vinicola Decantos

Abstract Painting, Vinicola Decantos

Abstract Painting, Vinicola Decantos

Winery Tour, Vinicola Decantos

Winery Tour, Vinicola Decantos

Winery Tour, Vinicola Decantos

Winery Tour, Vinicola Decantos

Dessert, Vinicola Decantos

Dessert, Vinicola Decantos

Sunset View, Vinicola Decantos

Sunset View, Vinicola Decantos

Owner Natalia Badan Serving Wine, Vinicola Mogor Badan

Owner Natalia Badan Serving Wine, Vinicola Mogor Badan

Wine Barrels in the Cellar, Vinicola Mogor Badan

Wine Barrels in the Cellar, Vinicola Mogor Badan

Cellar, Vinicola Mogor Badan

Cellar, Vinicola Mogor Badan

Sheep at Mogor Badan Farm & Winery

Sheep at Mogor Badan Farm & Winery

 

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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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