17 best wineries in Valle de Guadalupe: tasting guide with prices

Here are the best Valle de Guadalupe wineries with a tasting guide, prices, and information on where to eat and sleep!

When wine comes to mind, we don’t really think of Mexico as it is not on the typical list of the best wines in the world. But when I lived in Mexico, I started to discover how great the wine culture in Mexico is. Many people don’t even know that Mexico has a wine country!

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Here are some of my wine experiences in Valle de Guadalupe. You can also find individual stories in the blog for each of my visits.

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🍷 Best Valle de Guadalupe wineries

El Cielo Winery

📍 Carretera Guadalupe – El Tigre Parcela 118
☎️ +52 646 978 0011
📞 Reservation required? YES
🥩 Restaurants on-site: Latitude 32 and Polaris

El Cielo is one of the biggest wineries in Valle de Guadalupe. Tourists who book their trips to VDG opt to stay in El Cielo for the experience.

Meaning, when you book a room at El Cielo, you don’t have to leave because they have their own wine-tasting tours, restaurants, and other attractions within the property. A room for two starts at $260 USD without the tastings/tours.

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Prices at El Cielo Winery

El Cielo Winery is open on Sunday to Friday from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Below are the tasting packages you can avail:

  • Vineyard tour on a cart + wine tasting (3 glasses): from $15 USD
  • Vineyard tour on a golf cart + wine tasting (3 glasses): from $15 USD
  • Gold medal wines tasting (best of El Cielo): from $40 USD
  • Underground cellar tasting: from $25 USD
  • Wine and chocolate pairing: from $100 USD

Malagon Winery

C. C 101, 22758 Francisco Zarco (Valle de Guadalupe), B.C.
☎️ +52 646 155 2102
📞 Reservation required? NO
🥩 Restaurant on-site: None

Malagon Winery is one of the least-known wineries in Valle de Guadalupe but it probably is the best. Famous for its blend of traditional techniques and innovative approaches, Malagon produces exceptional wines that speak to the richness of the region’s terroir.

There is no food here and you don’t need to reserve. You just walk-in and they will accommodate you.

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Prices at Malagon Winery

Wine tasting prices in Malagon Winery start at $12 USD for the premium tasting. You can also opt for a tasting by the glass.

Cava Maciel

📍 Calle Sonora lote 2 manzana 7 Ejido
☎️ +52 646 161 8471
📞 Reservation required? NO
🥩 Restaurant on-site: None, but you can order charcuterie

Jorge Maciel’s trip to Italy in 1993 inspired him to open Cava Maciel, one of the best wineries in Valle de Guadalupe. Jorge is super hands-on, passionate, and fun in leading his wine tours at Cava Maciel.

Together with his staff, they are always so very clear about explaining their wine processes and pairings. I feel like this Valle de Guadalupe winery is for beginners who have zero knowledge of wine.

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Cava Maciel Wine Tasting Prices

Cava Maciel is open daily from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. See tasting information below:

  • Basic wine tasting: $10 USD
  • Premium wine tasting: $15 USD
  • Wine tasting with cheese: $25 USD

Montefiori (Vinos Paolini)

📍 Camino el Porvenir Parcela 26-1 S/N
☎️  +52 646 977 5503
📞 Reservation required? YES, on weekends
🥩 Restaurant on-site: N/A

Montefiori is Italian-owned and has been enjoying living in Mexico since 1985. You can stay at Villa Montefiori and enjoy all their amenities.

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I really love their rooms and accommodations! A Master Suite for 2 costs $350 USD, Junior Suite, and Double Suite at $250 USD.

Montefiori Wine Tasting

  • Premium tasting (Sangiovese, Rose, Shiraz Cabernet, Nebbiolo, and Selezionato): $18 USD
  • Winemaker’s Selection (Sangiovese Grosso, Nero d’Avola, Nebbiolo, and Nerone): $25 USD

Don Tomas Viñedo

📍Camino A San Marcos Parcela 192, El Porvenir
☎️ +52 646 155 2949
🥩 Restaurant on-site: Don Tomas Restaurant

For those who want to go on an all-inclusive Valle de Guadalupe winery tour, Don Tomas has a hotel, restaurant, cellar, wine tasting tours, and bike tours within their property.

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Prices for Don Tomas Viñedo Wine Tasting

If you are not staying at Don Tomas, you can still avail yourself of the cellar tours. See details below:

  • Basic tasting (4 varieties of young wines): $17 USD
  • Premium tasting (4 premium reds): $20 USD

Baron Balche

📍 Juanita Beltrán S/N
☎️  +52 646 688 1032
📞 Reservation required? YES
🥩 Restaurant on-site: Tahal

Baron Balche opened in 1997 hoping to revive hectares of vineyards owned by the Ríos family. The owner of Baron Balche, Juan Ríos started to produce wine without selling or distributing them and this is where the Baron Balche process began.

In 2001, Ríos launched his first 4 wines: Grenache, Double Blanc, Reserva Especial, Tempranillo, and Zinfandel. Today, Baron Balche vineyard in Guadaldupe is popular with San Diego weekenders.

Inside Baron Balche, there is a restaurant called Tahal that is open daily from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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Prices at Baron Balche

Baron Balche does vineyard tours from Saturdays to Sundays, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. You can call to reserve a sport and below are the prices for the tours:

  • Vineyard on a golf cart tour (without tasting): $10 USD
  • Vineyard tour with tasting A (1 white, 1 rose, 1 red): $20 USD
  • Vineyard tour with tasting B (2 whites, 2 reds): $23 USD
  • Vineyard tour with tasting C (4 reds): $29 USD

Casta

📍 El Porvenir 22830, Ensenada
☎️ +52 664 200 2357
📞 Reservation required? YES
🥩 Restaurant on-site: Baja Terra En El Valle

This 2,400 sqm winery in Valle Guadalupe specializes in Grape Mourvedre, a grape that distinguishes their products and makes their wines distinct (and branded).

They are proud of their 6 best-selling wines in the market and some of them are gold medal winners of the Colloquium and have high points in the Peñín Guide.

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Casta de Vinos Wine Tasting

Casta de Vinos is open on Mondays to Fridays from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturdays from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, and Sundays from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Below are the wine-tasting packages at Casta de Vinos:

  • Wine tour with 3 glasses of wine: $10 USD
  • Wine tour with 4 glasses of wine: $12 USD
  • Wine tour with 5 glasses of wine (VIP): $25 USD

Emeve

📍 Parcela 67, 22755 El Porvenir
☎️ +52 646 688 1012
📞 Reservation required? YES
🥩 Restaurant on-site: None

The name “Emeve” is from the owner’s initials, Mario Villareal in Spanish pronunciation of the letters M and V: eme is M and ve is V. This winery has been operating since 2006 and specializes in Cab Sauv, Malbec, Shiraz, and Chardonnay.

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Emeve Wine Tasting

The tasting runs from 12:00 to 5:00 PM from Mondays to Thursdays. On weekends, they extend another hour and close at 6:00 PM. Emeve does not have a fixed wine-tasting package but you can always reserve or get information via Whatsapp.

Casa Magoni

📍 Km83 carretera Tecate – El sauzal
☎️  +52 646 187 0483
📞 Reservation required? YES
🥩 Restaurant on-site: N/A

Casa Magoni takes pride in their Nebbiolos. In addition to that, they produce their own balsamic vinegar which is also available for tasting. A 4oz bottle of balsamic vinegar costs $50 USD and the 250ml bottle is $100 USD.

You can also order a cheese platter separately. They have 4 different platters on their menu namely Regional ($12 USD), Mediterranean ($14 USD), Goat Cheese + delicatessen ($15 USD), and Meat only ($17 USD). All these come with artisanal bread and regional olive oil.

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Casa Magoni Wine Tasting

Casa Magoni is open from Monday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On Saturdays, they are open from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Below are some information about wine tasting at Casa Magoni:

  • 3 whites: $9 USD
  • 1 white, 1 rose, 1 red: $10 USD
  • 3 reds: $12 USD
  • Mixed (7 glasses): $15 USD

Monte Xanic

📍 Francisco Zarco S/N
☎️ +52 646 155 2080
📞 Reservation required? YES
🥩 Restaurant on-site: N/A

I love visiting Monte Xanic because of their restaurant, Artio. It’s one of the best places to dine in Valle de Guadalupe, serving extraordinary plates. The restaurant is always full so make sure to secure a reservation.

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Monte Xanic Wine Tasting

If you are not able to get a table reserved, you can opt for their wine-tasting packages. Below are the prices:

  • Discover Monte Xanic Tasting (4 Valle de Ojos Negros and Valle de Guadalupe wines): $28 USD
  • Classic Monte Xanic Tasting (4 Monte Xanic labels): $25 USD
  • Limited Edition Tasting (4 premium wines): $38 USD

Cavas del Mogor

📍 Km. 85.5, Ensenada
☎️ +52 646 245 0761
📞 Reservation required? YES
🥩 Restaurant on-site: Deckmans En El Mogor

A small family winery founded by Henri Badan in the 1950s’, this family of winemakers heavily focuses on organic agriculture and taking care of the environment they grow their grapes. Cavas del Mogor has 3 main labels namely Mogor Badan (Bordeaux), Chasselas de Mogor (dry white), and Pirinero (Syrah-Grenache).

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Cavas del Mogor Wine Tasting

Cavas del Mogor is open for wine-tasting activities on the weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you’re visiting El Mogor on a weekday, you can dine in the Baja-famous Deckmans restaurant.

Book your tasting at least 4 days in advance by calling the number provided above.

Bruma Vinicola

📍 Carretera Avinicola La Cetto
☎️ +52 646 194 8239
📞 Reservation required? YES
🥩 Restaurants on-site: Fauna and Bruma Wine Garden

Bruma Vinicola is one of the biggest Valle de Guadalupe restaurants. It has 2 accommodation options and 2 restaurants called Fauna and Bruma Wine Garden.

Even if you are not going to have a tasting at the winery, these 2 restaurants are top-notch in Valle de Guadalupe so make sure to have one of your dinners here!

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Bruma Vinicola Wine Tasting

The wine tasting at Bruma is available from Wednesday to Monday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This winery is closed on Tuesdays.

A reservation is required for the Bruma wine tasting, and they do not accept walk-ins. To reserve, call the number provided above.

Chateau Camou

📍 Domicilio Conocido S/N
☎️ +52 646 177 3303
📞 Reservation required? Required for 10 or more people
🥩 Restaurant on-site: Lechonis

Chateau Camou is the brainchild of the Favela family headed by Fernando Favela Lozoya and Sergio Heras (winemaker). This Valle de Guadalupe winery focuses on Bordeaux so if this is your preferred vintage, don’t skip Chateau Camou!

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This vineyard’s location is in a canyon called Cañada del Trigo (northwest of Valle de Guadalupe) so expect great views during your tasting!

The restaurant, Lechonis has a great menu of tacos, sandwiches, and raw seafood.

Chateau Camou Experiences

  • Claret Package: $5 USD (3 wines)
  • Bordeaux: $10 USD (5 wines)
  • Tasting with lunch: $40 USD

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✨ Tips for visiting wineries in Valle de Guadalupe

There are no taxis in Valle de Guadalupe

Public transportation is not available in Valle de Guadalupe. You have to visit by self-drive or hire a driver. Californians usually drive their own cars to cross the border in TJ.

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Since it’s a wine vacation, you won’t really want to drink and drive around the Guadalupe so if you do not have a designated driver in your group, our team can arrange a private driver for you – just get in touch!

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Like public transportation, there are no rental car companies in Valle de Guadalupe. The closest car rental is in Tijuana International Airport. [Find a rental car]

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Reservations are only needed during weekends

If you are going on a weekday trip to Valle de Guadalupe, you can walk in to almost all of the vineyards. You only have to reserve if you are visiting from Thursday-Sunday as it is a weekend destination and tends to be full.

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Please note that you should reserve in ALL restaurants and wineries by calling their phone numbers.

High season in Valle de Guadalupe

The high season in Valle de Guadalupe is during the month of August, which is the harvest season. Also known as vendimia, this is a full month when you see the vineyards in bloom.

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Expect high prices, more weekly events/parties, and full house on all restaurants and vineyards during September.

If you want to visit during the busy season, we have a few slots blocked for our clients so get in touch and we will plan the trip for you!

⁉️ Valle de Guadalupe Wineries FAQ

ABSOLUTELY! It is always safe to travel to Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada. Baja California is used to tourists and western visitors, and the region’s layout is very much for tourists. You don’t have to worry about safety in Valle de Guadalupe.

Despite its small size, there are over 100 vineyards and wineries in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico, which varies from commercial to small family-owned vineyards. The recommended number of wineries to visit is 3-4 per day.

The best season to visit Valle de Guadalupe is during the month of August, when vendimia takes place. Vendimia means “harvest” season in Spanish. You will see all the vineyards blooming at this time of the year. This is also when Valle de Guadalupe wineries have many events and extra activities. However, expect higher prices and more people now, especially all weekends in August.

You only need reservations for wine tasting in Valle de Guadalupe during the weekend, particularly from Thursday to Sunday. If you are here during the weekday, you can walk in most wineries and vineyards.

Valle de Guadalupe is renowned for its full-bodied red wines, particularly blends and varietals made from Grenache, Syrah, and Tempranillo grapes. However, its white wines, such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, also deserve mention for their distinct flavors.

The cost of visiting Valle de Guadalupe can vary widely depending on travel style. Budget travelers can expect to spend around $150 per day on accommodations, meals, and wine tasting.

For luxury experiences, including high-end resorts and gourmet dining, costs can reach $300-500 USD per day. Keep in mind wine prices also range from affordable bottles to premium ones.

Hats, dresses, boots – think classy and comfortable clothing. Most of the Valle de Guadalupe wineries have a dressy culture. It is also advisable to bring a jacket or a coat as it can get cold in this region. Check the weather before packing for your trip to Valle de Guadalupe!

Yes, you do. In Valle de Guadalupe, the cost of wine tastings is around $10 USD per person so a 10% – 15% tip is decent.

Valle de Guadalupe is about 1 hour from the border of Tijuana (Mexico) and San Diego (California). This does not count the waiting time and line at the border crossing, so expect to travel 2.5 hours between San Diego and Valle de Guadalupe (including traffic).

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  1. I would recommend checking out Valle de Guadalupe wineries and vineyards if you’re looking for a beautiful and relaxing wine-tasting experience. The wineries and vineyards are located in the heart of the Valle de Gu

      1. Not completely accurate, there is a pretty lively nightlife at the rooftop bar at Agua de Vid. Popping loud dance music, great drinks, and lots of locals.

      2. Aqua Vid has an upstairs where they play house music with a DJ. We’ve been there past 9 pm before.

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