Corazon de Tierra
- Fake Name May 10, 2013 01:24 PM
re: Beach Chick
This is the restaurant at La Villa del Valle. Designed by Alejandro D'Acosta, noted green-architect (and brother of winemaker Hugo D'Acosta, [Casa de Piedra and Paralelo] founder of the Guadalupe Valley wine school [la Esculeta]).
The hotel and restaurant are a bit off the beaten path, on a two mile dirt road off Hwy 3 or a shorter dirt road that is poorly marked, such that I ended up in someone's front yard where the residents were burning tires and trash.
The restaurant and hotel are certainly worth the effort. Great food, some grown on the grounds. They were even giving a try to small scale aquaculture to have freshwater fish.
There is a good winery on site too and Alejandro has inverted ship hulls to serve as the roofs over the wine cellars.
I am going down next weekend for Viñedos en Flor.