Travel

Yucca Valley

Establishment neighborhood
Wine and Rock Shop
59006 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley
Let’s put it this way: If you’re into crystals, craft beers, and alien life forces, you’re going to want to stop at the Wine and Rock Shop just off Twentynine Palms Highway in the Yucca Valley. Justin Boyes and Monica Navarro, the couple behind the Individual Medley general store in Los Angeles, have curated all sort of kitschy keepsakes (tees, totes, lighters…), apothecary goods, and—in case the name didn’t clue you in—natural wine (and lots of it). Stock up on all the libations for a long weekend in the high desert.
Desierto Alto
55827 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley
No, Desierto Alto is not in LA (though it does deliver throughout Los Angeles County on Fridays). Still, given the frequency of locals road-tripping to Joshua Tree, we consider that patch of the desert LA-adjacent. Desierto Alto is the newish brainchild of three former wine professionals who have an affinity for the Yucca Valley. It’s stocked with all manner of liquors, wines, cheeses, and excellent iced tea, and all are available for delivery within the Joshua Tree/Pioneertown/Yucca Valley/Flamingo Heights area. If you’re further afield and absolutely must have an icy bottle of Grüner Veltliner on the table, get in touch with the Desierto Alto team and they’ll do their best to accommodate.
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