“Los sueños son sumamente importantes. Nada se hace sin que antes se imagine.”
“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.”
George Lucas



Rancho Tecate stands amongst the immense valleys and rock strewn mountains that are characteristic of Tecate, a city that grows in recognition among the international tourist and cultured local alike. Only 45 minutes from downtown San Diego, Tecate is in the heart of the Rumorosa Mountains, a perfect micro-climate for the viticultural residential development of Rancho Tecate Resort.


In 1964, famed local businessman and entrepreneur Juan Alessio climbed El Cuchumá, an emblematic mountain in Tecate and had the vision of developing an exclusive resort that would be a monument to tradition and elegance. In 1989, he received the permits to create the sub division and built the Country Club on a secluded 1,500 acres as well as his family home between a lake and a golf course. In 2008, Grupo Valcas purchased Rancho Tecate Resort and began a new stage in the development of this historic property. Nestled among the rolling hills of the property you will find a classic hotel, restaurant, wine cellar, winery, butterfly conservatory, areas of horseback riding, pool, tennis court, mountain biking trails, three lakes, mountain climbing areas and camping sites. Coming soon are archery zones, golf academy, fruit gardens and an amphitheater for open air concerts. Nearby you will find world class restaurants and the internationally known spa, Rancho La Puerta.

The good news is that we can all be a part of this idyllic residential community among the wineries that is rapidly becoming the premiere residential rural development in the region.