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Jul 27, 2013 08:13 AM

Baja Med Comes to Whole Food

The Hillcrest WF is having a ¡Taste Baja! weekend with wineries from the Valle de Guadalupe and most of the big name Baja chefs at the store.

11-4 today and 12-5 tomorrow. They will be sampling and talking about their wines and products.

Here's their FB page with the flyer -

So, if you're not up for crossing the border, but want to see what the big deal is all about, Whole Foods is giving you that opportunity :-)

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  1. Bought a bottle of VenaCava there yesterday.


    Ouch. Great wine, but....

    5 Replies
    1. re: Fake Name

      Baja wines do tend to be pricey on both sides of the border.

      1. re: DiningDiva

        San Diego Wine Co. has an L.A. Cetto zin for $6.99. I bought a bottle a couple weeks ago when I was restocking, but haven't tried it yet. I had a memorable bottle from that vinyard some time ago but it was a reserva privada nebbiolo. I bought it at the vinyard and don't recall the price.

        1. re: DoctorChow

          I've found L.A. Cetto hit or miss. Some are very good others just so-so. $6.99 for their Zin is a very good price, it's usually around $10-$13 when I see it around town.

          My 2 favorite wines from the Valle right now are:

          Pagano from La Lomita, which is a 100% Grenache
          Amado IV from Viñas Garza, which is, IIRC, correctly

          1. re: DiningDiva

            I've also had wonderful wines from Baron Balche, Mogor-Badan, and Chateau Camou, but I'm pretty sure the ones I liked were closer to $20 -- at the vinyards. The good ones do tend to be pricey, like you said, so it'll be interesting to see what the $6.99 L.A. Cetto is like. In general, IMO, the wines from Guadalupe Valley are a lot better than many people realize.

            1. re: DoctorChow

              Agreed. There ate good & not so good wines coming out of the Valle. I am not a big fan of Monte Xanic, but their dessert wine (and olive oil) are really nice. Like the Chassle from el Mogor

    2. I'm mainly going there to try Mariscos La Gerrerences but am looking forward to what ever else I can find.