Mexico: Wine Tasting Holiday
A land of contrasts straddling temperate and tropical zones
A wine tasting holiday in Mexico will take you to Ensenada where over 90% of Mexico’s wines come from. The weather in the Guadalupe valley makes it perfect for growing grapes. Most of the wineries themselves are about a 30-40 minute drive from Ensenada, in the Valle de Guadalupe. There are daily tours and wine tastings in this area.
Since the 1990s the association of winemakers of Baja California holds the Grape Harvest Fiestas in the Valley of Guadalupe and the town of Ensenada every year in August. A few popular wineries in Ensenada include the Bodegas de Santo Thomas which is the oldest winery in Mexico established in 1888. This tasting room is located in Ensenada. After a tour of the facility you will visit the tasting room where you will be able to enjoy more than 26 different wines with bread and cheese. You can tour the original wine making installations, cellar and vineyards that are located 44 Km. south of the city of Ensenada. Cava Valmar was founded in 1983 by brothers Hector and Gontran Valentín, along with winemaker Fernando Martain and is one of the oldest wine cellars, offering wine tasting, shopping and tours by appointment.
L.A. Cetto Boutique also offers wine tasting and tours of the wine establishment. Other wineries outside Ensenada that have organized wine tasting and tours are Adobe Guadalupe, Baron Balche, Casa Pedro Domecq, Cava de Don Juan, Chateau Camou, Dona Lupe, Mogor Badan, Monte Xanic, Santo Tomas Boutique and Winery, Vina Liceaga, Vinisterra and Vinos Casa de Piedra.