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Central Mexico Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Central Mexico Wine tasting & winery tours

From Santiago de Querétaro: Cheese, Wine, and Towns Day Trip

1. From Santiago de Querétaro: Cheese, Wine, and Towns Day Trip

The following places are visisted: - A cheese shop called "La Mexicana". Here you'll have the opportunity to taste 14 different cheese with two glasses of Queretaro wine. All this with the company of a sommelier who will be guiding you during the experience. - Freixenet vineyard. Here you'll learn about the elaboration process of the wine from the sowing to the final product. After that, you'll have the opportunity to taste the delicious sparkling wine and you'll receive the wine glass as a gift. - The magic town of San Sebastián de Bernal. Here you'll have some free time to enjoy the place. - The magic town of Tequisquiapan. Here you'll have some free time as well to enjoy the place. The van leaves at 9 o'clock in the morning from the Corregidora monument that you can find in the historical downtown of Queretaro and you arrive at the same place at 7 o'clock in the afternoon. Note: the guide can be bilingual but the tour in some of the places are in Spanish.

From Querétaro: Haciendas, Wineries, and Magical Towns

2. From Querétaro: Haciendas, Wineries, and Magical Towns

Begin your tour at Querétaro City and make your way to the vineyard of "Vinos del Marques" where you will enjoy a tasting of 3 wines from the local production. Then stop at "Hacienda Atongo" and take a tour through the old town of the hacienda and the vineyard area. Enjoy a tasting of 2 local wines during your visit.  After, visit the magical village of Peña de Bernal and its famous monolith. Explore the village during your free time and shop or grab a bite to eat.  End your day by admiring the craftsmanship of the markets in the magical village of Tequisquiapan. Explore the square and its park called "La Pila." Then get dropped off back to the city of Querétaro.

San Miguel de Allende: Tour of 2 Vineyards with Wine Tasting

3. San Miguel de Allende: Tour of 2 Vineyards with Wine Tasting

Discover 2 of the best local vineyards in the San Miguel de Allende area. Wander around the vines, learn about the winemaking process, and taste the wines with delightful food pairings of local cheeses and other organic products. After pickup from your accommodation in San Miguel de Allende, leave the downtown area to visit the first vineyard. Explore the family-owned vineyard, and learn about its distinctive personality, decoration, and small production of different types of grapes. Next, head underground to the wine cellar where the wine is aged, and find out the winemaking process while enjoying the delicious smells of the wine. After visiting the cellar, savor some of the wines with a delicious food pairing in a medieval-style room, also underground. A visit to the second vineyard, which has a very different concept but also has a small and exclusive production, follows. See the labs and shops where wine, as well as olive and lavender oil, are processed at this vineyard. Take a walk around the beautiful gardens and plots before sampling the wines with an expert oenologist, who will explain the different properties of each wine and how to better appreciate them. Enjoy this incredible learning experience surrounded by picturesque landscapes, and awaken your senses as you taste and smell the wines.

From Mexico City: Peña de Bernal & Freixenet Wine Tasting

4. From Mexico City: Peña de Bernal & Freixenet Wine Tasting

Join a day trip from Mexico City that will introduce you to highlights of the Querétaro region. Check out the impressive landscapes of Peña de Bernal, explore that magical town of Bernal, and enjoy a wine tasting and tour at Freixenet Winery. Depart from Mexico City and admire the landscapes of central Mexico on the way to your destination. Your first stop is Peña de Bernal. See the unique rock formations and take some pictures. Afterward, head down to Bernal and enjoy some free time to shop and explore its charming streets. Then, head to Freixenet Winery and take a tour of their facilities and their 25m deep wine cellar where you can learn about how wine is made. During the tour, you can taste three different types of wine and 5 mixed tapas. To end the afternoon, wander around the winery and enjoy free time on the property before you return to Mexico City.

From Puebla: Private Atlixco and Chipilo Tour with Tastings

5. From Puebla: Private Atlixco and Chipilo Tour with Tastings

1. The pickup will be at the hotel or address provided. Transfer to Atlixco. 2. Visit the historic center where you will visit the zócalo, the Parish of Santa María de la Natividad and the municipal palace for the explanation of the murals of Atlixco. 3. Later we will go to the "la pasadita" establishment for a tasting of artisan bread, chocolate, beer, Atlixquense mezcal and a delicious artisan ice cream of your choice in the "Ximitl" ice cream shop where exotic flavors are found. 4. Former Franciscan convent. From there you can appreciate a good view of Atlixco and the city of Puebla. On a clear day, the volcanoes look majestic. 5. Visit Mega nurseries, where you can find a wide variety of flowers, plants and fruit trees. 6. Transfer to Chipilo, tour of a factory to learn about the cheese making process. 7. Cheese and wine tasting 8. Transfer back to Puebla and drop off at the hotel or address provided.

Mexico City: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class & Market Tour

6. Mexico City: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start your experience in a Mexican contemporary designed cooking studio, located in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Enjoy a welcome refreshing “Agua Fresca”, coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or a special infusion selection, while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine. Then, experience barrio style living as you take a market tour (within walking distance) to Mercado de Medellín. Discover one of the main markets of the Roma Norte that is full of colors and flavors. Learn about the market's history, organization, and offering while touring some of their main halls. Enjoy a tasting from selected market stands and establishments. Savor quesadillas at an organic 'tortillería', made with native corn, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand and taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca. Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana flying ant and chinicuil worm. Enjoy seasonal native fruits (mamey, chicozapote, tuna, etc.) and hand-crafted ice cream. Next, return to the cooking studio and enjoy a 4-course cooking class with selected traditional Mexican dishes that would allow the group to enjoy and discover Mexico’s gastronomy. For the First Course, learn how to prepare antojitos mexicanos with Mexican salsas, alongside street food appetizers (sopes) paired with 2 Mexican salsas (red molcajete sauce and green sauce). For the 2nd course, make Mextlapiques which have a prehispanic origin, consisting of a tamal without masa. Prepare a vegetable-only version covered with a hierbabuena sauce. After this, make white mole - a traditional dish of Mexico's central region that is eaten at celebrations and made with a mixture of light-colored ingredients including white pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, blonde raisins, and chile guero. White mole is served with chicken pieces, mushrooms or panela cheese. Follow this with pastel de elote, cornbread paired with water-based chocolate. Finally, enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of agua fresca, Mexican craft beer, Mezcal from Oaxaca and premium white or red wine from Valle de Parras.

Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

7. Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

Visit Rancho Santa Marina on a guided tour. See the animals grazing, the orchard, and organic vineyard. Visit the cheese-making factory and natural maturing cellar. Taste wine and organic cheeses. Arrive at the ranch and begin your tour at the main entrance. Meet the animal community which lives in a free, mixed-grazing environment. Go to the greenhouse, organic vineyard, and cheese-making factory. Tour the natural maturing cellar, where the cheeses acquire their unique taste. Continue to the tasting room, where you will sample organic cheeses and local wine. Eat artisan bread. Finish your tour of the ranch.

Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

8. Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

Visit Rancho Santa Marina and enjoy a unique day connecting with nature with your family and friends. Walk through the meadows, the orchard, and the beautiful vineyard. See the community of goats and sheep and take in the countryside and nature on this open-air tour. Go inside a local cheese factory and peek in the maturing cellar. Enjoy a tasting of sheep's cheeses and local wine or craft beer to go along with it. Enjoy a 4-course menu prepared by the Santa Marina Farm chef, using the ranch's philosophy using locally-sourced food. All of the ingredients come from the ranch and local suppliers, are fair trade, and respect nature above all else.

Third Largest Monolith in the World:Bernal with wine tasting

9. Third Largest Monolith in the World:Bernal with wine tasting

At 07:00 hrs. pick up at Hotel Barceló Reforma, head to the Magical Town of Bernal in the State of Queretaro considered a town lost in time, it is considered magical because of the beauty of its buildings and bright colors, which houses legends and dreamy landscapes, the word Bernal comes from Arabic origin and means rock, precisely this town has the third largest monolith in the world, after the Rock of Gibraltar and the Sugar Loaf of Brazil, get to know El Castillo, ancient prison of viceregal style built in the 17th century and currently the home of the municipal palace and the Temple of San Sebastián Mártir built in the early 1700s. You will continue visiting Freixenet, an enigmatic place where you will descend to a depth of 25 meters and enjoy a tour of its wine cellars, where you will learn about the process of making sparkling and calm wines. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a wine tasting in a glass. Afterwards you will visit the magical town of Tequisquiapan, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the area. Its beautiful color and picturesque detail promises to amaze every visitor! Then head back to Mexico City where you will arrive around 21:00 hrs. 

Querétaro: Rural Distillery Wine & Cider Tasting Tour

10. Querétaro: Rural Distillery Wine & Cider Tasting Tour

Meet at the Barbaro Asador de Campo store and visit a local rural distillery and its attached vineyards. Learn about the difference between commercial and natural wines from this famous region of Queretaro. After this one-of-a-kind experience, learn about the artisanal wine-making and distillation process of the natural wines and see firsthand how the wine is made. Next, head to a rustic hut with a romantic view in front of the vineyards where you can try 2 different kinds of wine and 1 apple cider. Hear about the difference between these wines and cider and how they're made while also learning about how different crops grow together in a biodynamic vineyard.

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Thoroughly enjoyed both wineries. Gorgeous properties. Sommeliers were very knowledgeable and their exclamations were very clear and informative. We very much enjoyed the wines and the tastings and pairings. Our driver Brandon was a very sweet young man. We highly recommend it!

We loved all the stops on this trip and our guide Alejandro was really well versed on the history of the areas. Would highly recommend this tour.

Alex was an awesome guide! Knowledgeable, funny, friendly and organized! A memorable experience you dont want to miss! Worth every penny!

Fantastic day! Highly recommended... extremely knowledgeable guide.

Alex was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide.