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Heavenly El Cielo in Valle de Guadalupe

Views of EL Cielo in Valle de Guadalupe. Picture Jill Weinlein

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, El Cielo Resort and Vineyard in Valle de Guadalupe offers fascinating wine nation enrichment alternatives. The CEO of the resort, Gustavo Ortega is keen about wine and hospitality. Based on El Cielo’s Sommelier Sebastian Reyes, Ortega visited Valle de Guadalupe years in the past for a birthday celebration and beloved all the things in regards to the space. He began shopping for land with grapes to make wine, and 5 years later constructed a boutique resort the place visitors may drink nice wine, chill out in refined villas and recognize the pure environment.  

El Cielo in English means “Heaven,” and all through the property, nestled within the coronary heart of Mexico’s wine nation, visitors will really feel as if they’re in a magical spot.

16 varietals at El Cielo Vineyard – Picture Jill Weinlein

Positioned close to Ensenada, Baja California, El Cielo is likely one of the most environmentally, power environment friendly, and sustainable locations. As soon as the vineyard opened, it quickly acquired recognition granted by the Ensenada Metropolis Council because the First Eco-Accountable Firm in 2015. 

Company can take a coated wagon or golf cart tour via the vineyards to be taught extra in regards to the grapes. El Cielo Vineyard grows 16 completely different varietals that embrace Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Primitivo, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, and Pinot Noir.

Their mission is to provide Mexican wines with the very best grapes within the area. They observe processes and practices making certain the very best high quality. ‘No less than 28 acres of vines are licensed natural, and we’re working to have 100% natural quickly,’ mentioned Reyes.

Different enrichment actions on the resort embrace wine tasting, and mixing your personal wine to take residence. 

Picture by Jill Weinlein

Partake in a spectacular 6-course wine dinner throughout your keep. Distinctive dishes with considerate wine pairings contains Mayan ceviche with blackened spices paired with Cassiopea 2020 Sauvignon Blanc. Lamb Dzic is paired with a glass of Andromeda 2019 Chenin Blanc, and Duck Yucatan-syle Salbute is paired with a stunning glass of Capircorinus Chardonnay.

Pork stomach tacos in a darkish blue corn tortilla are enhanced in a chimole sauce and paired with Copernicus 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot. Grilled lamb is served Baja type with a purple Orion 2019, superbly blended with Tempranillo, Grenache and Merlot.

Diners end with a lightweight guava mousse for dessert and a glass of G&G Sauvignon Blanc 2021.

Polaris for breakfast and brunch – Picture by Jill Weinlein

The opposite eating venue Polaris is situated perched above the foyer of the resort. It opens within the morning serving a sit down Baja influenced breakfast or brunch. Apart from an air conditioned eating room, there may be an outside eating terrace providing olive tree and resort views.

Begin with inexperienced juice and occasional to get pleasure from with sliced baked bread and enhanced butter with native fruit preserves. Menu favorites embrace pancakes, avocado and spinach toast, eggs Benedict with lamb or a smoothie bowl.

Wine and Dine at El Cielo Resort and Vineyard. Picture Jill Weinlein

Get pleasure from a Baja-Yucatan fusion lunch menu at Latitud 32 after wine tasting or bike using via the vineyards. The menu options soups and salads, seafood, grilled prime Angus cuts, lamb and pork.

Al fresco eating presents panoramic views of the property’s expansive grapevines and majestic mountains that paint the skyline. Wines will be paired along with your lunch choice, or the workers is glad to make and serve ice tea and different non-alcoholic drinks.

El Cielo Resort. Picture Jill Weinlein


The church is a focus at El Cielo Resort. These trying to have a vineyard marriage ceremony in Valley de Guadalupe will recognize the picturesque setting. There’s an outside reception space that may be a brief stroll from the chapel and close to a stunning lake. Company can keep in a single day in close by villas subsequent to the church or by the principle foyer for simple entry and parking.

Bigger teams recognize the brand new al fresco Equinox Terrace subsequent to the vineyards accommodating as much as 300 folks. There’s additionally a big garden close to the vineyard and Latitud 32.

El Cielo specialists will care for each element earlier than the big day arranging flowers, meals and wine. They are going to arrange and beautify, plus organize all of your wants throughout and after your marriage ceremony, social or company occasion. 

Grasp Suite at El Cielo Resort. Picture Jill Weinlein

Staying in one of many 95 luxurious suites, visitors will uncover a snug keep throughout their go to. Apart from 23 Junior Double Mattress Suites, there are 39 Junior King Suites and 31 Grasp suites. The resort additionally has two Presidential stand-alone houses for teams and households to remain collectively.

Every visitor villa has three suites. Two separate suites are above the Grasp Suite on the bottom flooring. The Grasp Suites provide over 1,000 sqft of dwelling house, with a big and brilliant lounge with a double couch mattress. Off the lounge is a visitor lavatory with a bathe, and a eating room that seats 8 visitors. The total kitchen has a fridge and a separate wine fridge to maintain your El Cielo wines on the very best temperature.

A spacious personal en suite bed room and tub incorporates a luxurious king-size mattress, a full bathe, and a deep soaking jacuzzi bathtub with a big glass window searching onto a lake, winery or mountains. The closet holds plush robes, slippers and a private secure.

The view patio terrace has an outside eating desk and seating round a hearth pit for dinners underneath the celebrities. It is very best for romantic getaways, bridal showers and households.

Upstairs Suites at El Cielo Resort

Upstairs are two superbly appointed Junior Suites. One presents a king measurement mattress and the opposite has two double beds. There’s a smaller lounge, a small fridge, a marble lavatory with a rainfall and hand-held bathe head, and a personal terrace with two chairs and a desk overlooking the resort.

El Cielo Resort

After a day exploring Valle de Guadalupe, come again to El Cielo Resort for a soak or swim within the lap pool. Remember to take a stroll at twilight when the solar units behind the mountains and casts a rosy glow all through the valley. The property has been acknowledged thrice as one of many ‘100 Should-See Locations in Mexico.’

Views in all places one seems to be – Picture Jill Weinlein

Specials embrace ‘The Grape Harvest Celebration Expertise’ till Sept. 30, 2023. E-book on-line for experiences beginning at $204.00 per individual.

For probably the most full harvest expertise, oenophiles will need to reserve ‘Un Dia en El Cielo.’ Get pleasure from breakfast on the on-site Polaris Restaurant, go on a resort golf cart or bicycle for a self-guided tour of the grounds, and meet Harris Hawks throughout a falconry session. You’ll get to expertise a grape harvest and stomp session, plus style Estrella’s wines within the underground cellar. End with a four-course curated meal at Latitud 32 Restaurant. E-book on-line at $310.00 USD per individual.

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