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  • El Porvenir Fire Department, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

    United for the Valle de Guadalupe

    November 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

    When our family first visited the Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California’s wine country, in 2012, our road trips took us through the small village of El Porvenir on our way to [Read More]
  • Baja Omakase, Sushi Bar, Deckman's en El Mogor, Drew Deckman, Toshi Toshi, Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California

    Baja Omakase: Sushi Among the Vines

    November 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

    “This might be the only place in the world where you can enjoy sushi right next to grapevines,” Paulina Deckman, wife of chef Drew Deckman muses. “I’ll have to look [Read More]
  • Valle de Guadalupe, ProVino, Por Un Valle de Verdad, Conservation Efforts, Baja California, Mexico

    Manifesto to Protect the Valle de Guadalupe

    September 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

    September 22, 2019 — Today, a group of concerned winemakers, chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers and other stakeholders in the Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California’s wine [Read More]
  • Valle de Guadalupe, ProVino, Conservation Efforts, Baja California, Mexico

    Saving the Valle de Guadalupe

    September 17, 2019 // 2 Comments

    When we first visited the Valle de Guadalupe – Baja California’s wine country – in 2012, the region was a little-known, quaint getaway frequented by locals and curious [Read More]
  • Taco Chronicles, A Gringo in Mexico, Taco IQ Test

    What’s Your Taco IQ?

    August 14, 2019 // 2 Comments

    The recent Netflix series, The Taco Chronicles, showcased just a few of the amazing variety of tacos found throughout Mexico — from tangy al pastor to tacos [Read More]
  • Chef Denise Roa, Rancho La Puerta, La Cocina Que Canta, Tecate, Baja California Mexico
    Edible Baja, a collaboration between Edible San Diego, one of the city’s leading gastronomic periodicals and Baja Test Kitchen, an educational culinary tour curator, [Read More]


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Resort Life in the Valle de Guadalupe

by W. Scott Koenig in Baja California

I was surprised to learn that the largest and one of the most modern resorts in the Valle de Guadalupe lies just a few hundred yards off of Highway 3 in the small town of San Antonio de Las Minas. But that wasn’t the only surprise. My family and I have stayed at a number of hotels, B&Bs and [Read More]


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W. Scott Koenig

W. Scott Koenig

San Diego-based lifestyle writer W. Scott Koenig is founder of the blog, author of the book 7 Days in The Valle: Baja California’s Wine Country Cuisine and writes columns for DiningOut San Diego Magazine, and Scott is also the Food Expert for Baja California at (formerly FoodieHub), an international culinary site curated by over 275 experts.

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