Tour Baja’s Wine Country w/ Celebrity Chef Claudia Sandoval

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MasterChef Winner, Chef Claudia Sandoval, Claudia's Cocina, Baja, San Diego

Baja Wine Tour, Valle de Guadalupe | Thursday, July 27th

We’ve partnered with MasterChef winner, Claudia Sandoval for an exclusive behind the scenes, luxury food and wine excursion to Baja’s wine country. Valle de Guadalupe is no longer Mexico’s best kept secret with LA TIMES calling it the “NEXT NAPA”, NEW YORK TIMES naming it “an unexpected wine sanctuary” and VOGUE telling their well-heeled readers “Why You Might Want to Skip Napa and Visit Mexico’s Wine Country Instead”.

Our celebrity chef Baja luxury wine tour is available for just 13 GUESTS

What To Expect:

  • round-trip transportation from a central San Diego location to Valle de Guadalupe with Chef Claudia Sandoval as your personal tour guide
  • premium wine tastings and exclusive tours and chats with the wine makers and owners at Lechuza Vineyard & Torres Alegre
  • a late afternoon, alfresco, four-course meal for the ultimate Valle dining experience at Chef Javier Plascencia’s Finca Altozano.

And many more other surprises that you won’t find on any other Valle wine excursions.

Tickets for this special engagement are $325 per person.


Our Wine & Dine day excursions to Baja’s wine region, Valle de Guadalupe, shares the rustic, raw beauty of a burgeoning wine region, steeped in a welcoming community eager to share their fresh bounty from the earth and sea. The cuisine and wines of Northern Baja have become the topic of interest for culinary explorers and oenophiles alike in recent years due to the extensive press attention from such trusted publications such as Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, The LA Times and The New York Times to name a few.

**If you are planning a day trip with friends, we suggest weekday trips to avoid the longest wait times.

The Excursion


We leave PROMPTLY at 9AM. Please plan accordingly for your drive time to Old Town considering traffic from your home.

The trip will begin as you board the passenger van at the Old Town Trolley station. We will then drive across the border along the coast for an hour and a half scenic ride south towards Ensenada on the well-maintained toll road. Just before entering the city limits, we will head east to drop into the uncorrupted, natural beauty of Valle de Guadalupe. Gourmet snack and drinks will be provided during the ride.

We will explore two wineries where we will taste the premium wines and go on an intimate tour with the wine makers and owners of the wineries. This is NOT the regularly available wine tastings. This upgraded experience is what sets this tour apart from the rest. Chef Claudia will be including some very special surprises during the winery visits.

From here, we will head to the famed Finca Altozano for our late lunch where you will discover the flavors of Baja’s signature cuisine of the freshest, highest quality, local products available per the season.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have an intimate excursion tailored to those wanting an exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience.


Wine Travel Day trip


  •  a hat
  • sunscreen
  • light clothing in layers | dress is casual chic
  • sunglasses
  • comfortable walking shoes. If wearing heels, suggest wedges or booties. Stay away from the stilettos, ladies.
  • light purse for carrying small necessities | suggest crossbody (need those hands free for drinking wine)
  • wallet, phone, camera
  • jacket / pull over for al fresco dining in the afternoon



PASSPORTA Valid U.S. Passport or Passport Card

These are the ONLY two items that are valid for travel throughout Mexico.

A Global Entry Card is not accepted and is ONLY used to expedite quick entry into the U.S. It is NOT recognized by other countries as a valid form of travel documentation.