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“Excellent Winery Tour in Valle de Guadalupe - Baja Test Kitchen”
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Baja Test Kitchen
Ranked #5 of 110 Food & Drink in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Baja Test Kitchen offers public and private wine tasting tours, craft beer tasting tours, and foodie tours to Baja California, Mexico. From a single-day jaunt to multi-day culinary expeditions paired with luxury accommodations, our tours will stimulate your taste buds while igniting your imagination. Our tours explore the Valle de Guadalupe wine region, Tijuana, and Ensenada. Our friendly and fun cooking classes and culinary workshops are taught by renowned Baja chefs, winemakers, and brewmasters, right in their own kitchens and facilities... Learn from the best as you master the art of Baja California cuisine! We believe in the exploration of culture through food. Foodies ourselves, we have explored, foraged, and tasted our way through Baja California's vibrant culinary scene to bring you what we believe is the best of the best. We curate unique gastronomic and cultural experiences. Come see and taste for yourself, all that Baja California has to offer!
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is one of the best tours we have been on! Chris is very knowledgeable about the Baja California Wine scene and his passion for the wines and the area is evident and contagious. The drive from San Diego to Valle de Guadalupe was comfortable, safe and fun as Chris shared information about the region. We visited 3 beautiful wineries in Valle de Guadalupe and had lunch at the breathtaking and delicious Finca de Altozano. We had scheduled wine tastings at each of the venues and the winery staff were waiting and ready for our group. We were even given a behind the scenes tour of one of the wineries which we were not expecting! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this tour and very highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

If you don't know anything about wine tasting in Valle de Guadalupe, then trust Baja Test Kitchen to take you there and give you a superb experience. Everything was well organized, and you would be in good hands with Chris. Chris was a lot of fun, very knowledgeable about the wine and food scene of Baja, and a great storyteller. Not only we drank wonderful wine and delicious food, we also learned a lot about the history of the wineries and the Mexican wine industry.

There are more than 150 wineries in Valle de Guadulupe. We visited Villa Montefiori, Las Nubes, and Vena Cava, each offering their unique charm. Lunch at Finca Altozano placed you in a beautiful scenery of the valley. The food was well executed and it had just the right balance of flavors. The standouts for me were the octopus and corn.

Joining this tour was the best experience in our 5-day San Diego trip. We will definitely join Baja Test Kitchen's other tours the next time we visit Baja.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We had an amazing time with Chris on the craft beer and taco tour of TJ! I went in with high expectations after reading all of the flawless reviews on here, yet somehow the day was even better than I anticipated. The food was unreal; we stopped exclusively at small, local businesses where Chris usually knew the owners or chefs. He was quick to recommend things on the menu, but also encouraged us to try what looked good. Chris also provided a ton of historical anecdotes and cultural insight about TJ and Baja California as a whole. Simply put, he was really fun to hang out with all day! If you're a San Diego/SoCal local or in the area from out of town, don't think twice about booking BTK. You will be blown away by the culture and vibrancy of TJ and the hospitality of Chris and the BTK team. I can't wait to return someday and try out the Valle de Guadalupe wine tour!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This tour was a great experience thanks to the careful preparation of Chris and his staff. His knowledge of the street food scene and choice of locations gave us an introduction to the best of what the Baja peninsula has to offer in close proximity to Tijuana.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Enjoyed spending the day with Baja Test Kitchen touring 2 wineries and a brewery in the Valle de Guadalupe. They met us at our hotel, picked us up, drove us to a winery where the owner spoke about his inspiration in wine making. Chris and Jen then drove us to a second winery where we sampled wines and cheese. Had lunch at Finca Altozano which was amazing. Chris told us all about what we were eating - we sampled many small plates. We then went to a brewery and heard about their brewing process and how they ended up in the Valle. Great day. Chris and Jen definitely know the area and make it a special visit.

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