Valle de Guadalupe, Baja's burgeoning wine country, is garnering so much attention right now, and rightfully so. With over 100 wineries and various chefs that are being recognized for their culinary talents at a worldwide level it's hard not to keep wanting to go back on a regular basis to try new places. Or revisit favorites.
This month we visit Nomada Cocina Itinerante, a roving restaurant in its fourth season of operation. Nomada only opens five months out of the year and moves around to a different winery each season. The menu changes every year and they only use local and sustainable ingredients. The winery they have chosen for this season is Nativo, an up and coming winery tucked away in the foothills of San Antonio de Las Minas. You will get the opportunity to meet winemaker while he guides the group through the vineyard and walks you down in to the wine cave for a barrel tasting. Followed by a five course meal and wine paired lunch al fresco. The menu for this lunch is prepared exclusively for Let's Go Clandestino.
After everyone's heart is content with the amazing meal and wine at Nativo we move on to our final tasting of the day. Vinisterra Vitivinicola are happy to receive our group and offer us a guided tour of the property and vineyard as well as a visit to their barrel room. You will enjoy a lovely wine tasting with some of their award winning wines . Vinisterra believes in caring for their own grapes, so all the grapes used for their production come from the properties' vineyard and another vineyard they have located in the valley of Santo Tomas. Having started their project in the year 2000 they now produce about seven thousand cases of wine a year.
Cost: $125 includes round trip transportation from San Diego, exclusive five course Let's Go Clandestino menu+five wine pairings, meet the winemaker at Nativo+visit to the cave for a barrel tasting, guided visit throughout the vineyard and barrel room+wine tasting at Vinisterra Vitinicola, knowledgeable and bilingual tour guide.