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DBTC Gourmet Guadalupe Valley Wine Trip

We had another wonderful trip to the Valle de Guadalupe this past weekend. Complete with a trip to the museum, traditional Mexican lunch, wine tasting at the beautiful Las Nubes, more wine tasting at the exclusive Adobe Guadalupe, and a gourmet dinner with more wine at the delicious and wonderful Finca Altozano. Just another day in…

Tequila Fun Facts

When it comes to iconic liquors, nothing screams Mexico more than tequila. Whether you love it, hate it, shoot it, make margaritas with it, had a bad experience with it in college, or use it to self-medicate after a long week, there’s no denying it’s distinct flavor and potency. Here are a few fun facts…

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #18, San Fernando de Velicatá (1769-1825)

By David Kier http://www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  San Fernando was the first California mission founded by the Franciscan Order, and also the only Franciscan-founded mission on the California peninsula. Originally, California was believed by many to be an island. Once it was established California was a peninsula, Spain…

Trip Report: Monica’s Family Road Trip in Baja

When her daughters’ spring break came around this year, DBTC staffer, Monica Garcia, took the family down to Baja for a six-day, fun-filled family trip to see the gray whales. Here are some of the highlights: DAY 1: “We first stopped in El Rosario. We stayed at the Baja Cactus and ate at the famous…

Newly Opened: The Point at Calafia

A new restaurant, The Point, has opened up at the historical Calafia Hotel. There’s an outdoor patio and an indoor space, all with views overlooking the ocean. We popped in for happy hour (which actually goes all day) and enjoyed $2 Modelo’s on draft and a few tasty appetizers. The baked panela cheese was refreshingly…

Trip Report: Ensenada/Rosarito

We had a magnificent six nights in the Ensenada/Estero Beach/GV areas. We had three private concerts (first at Adobe Guadalupe Winery in the salon of Tru Miller’s residence, second at our space in the Estero Beach Hotel’s RV Park for about 20 people, third at the Jireh Restaurant). The latter two included the best saxophonist…

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #17, Nuestra Señora de Columna (Calamajué) /Santa María de los Ángeles (1766-1774)

By David Kier http://www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The 17th and final Jesuit California mission was founded by Padre Victoriano Arnés and Padre Juan José Diez, at a site called Calagnujuet. The Cochimí name was soon modified to Calamajué (Cala-ma-WAY). In Johann Jakob Baegert’s 1772 book, ‘Observations in Lower…