Top Five Reasons to Visit Baja California, Mexico This Fall

Baja California‘s Valle de Guadalupe was recently named one of the World’s Best Wine Regions in USA Today’s 10Best annual Readers’ Choice Award, having been selected for review by a panel of top travel and wine writers. This recognition is the latest wine industry accolade for Baja California, home to more than 150 best-known wineries for Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Baja California will also host the 43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine this fall that brings together scientists, academics and growers to share new findings regarding cultivation, production and more.

Travelers looking to find out what it’s all about should consider visiting Baja California wine country in the coming months, then exploring the surrounding area for the following experiences:

Valle Food and Wine Festival (October 21 – 23, 2022)

After a three-year hiatus, the Valle Food & Wine Festival returns for its 4th annual edition to celebrate Mexico’s distinctive wine region, support the local community through charitable contributions, and welcome food enthusiasts to experience dishes from over 30 local chefs, as well as guest chefs like Rick Bayless from Chicago’s Frontera Grill and Gabriela Camara from Mexico City’s Contramar.

Wine Down in the Guadalupe Valley

Valle de Guadalupe offers plenty of accommodation choices for travelers – many with wineries, tasting rooms, and delicious on-site restaurants. Hacienda Guadalupe, Villa Montefioriand El Cielo winery and resort offer exceptional accommodation. For unique wine experiences, visit Finca la Carrodillathe first certified organic and biodynamic vineyard in Mexico, or Concierto Enologico Winerywhich offers visitors activities such as creating their own wine and discovering wines with musical pairing and other surprises.

Craft Breweries

Baja California may be best known for its wine, but there are plenty of other drinking opportunities in the region. Take a trip to El Sauzal, the award-winning Wendlandt Cerveceria offering a brewery, tasting room and beautiful views, or head to Cerveceria Transpeninsular in Esenada or lucky irish 4 in El Sauzal.

Hiking and hot springs in the Cañón de Guadalupe

Just 80 miles from the California border crossing, Guadalupe Canyon Oasis Hot Springs and Nature Preserve offers a spectacular desert environment for daytime hiking followed by relaxing natural springs. The 2022/2023 season started on September 16. Reservations for private geothermal spas start at US$8 and can be made at here.

About Baja California

The state of Baja California occupies the northern half of the Baja California Peninsula, offering some of Mexico’s most spectacular seas and landscapes in seven tourist destinations, including its capital, Mexicali, as well as Tijuana, Ensenada, San Felipe , Rosarito, San Quintin and Tecate.

From remote deserts and beaches to lush forests, the area is known for an array of outdoor activities including spectacular camping, hiking, world-class surfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, and more. Baja California is also home to a growing culinary movement, with world-class restaurants and chefs, as well as wineries and craft breweries producing over 80% of the craft beer and 90% of the wine in Mexico. In addition to tourism and hospitality, its unique binational location with California and Arizona to the north presents collaborative business opportunities globally. For more information, visit

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