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Valle de Guadalupe Wine Tasting Tour

1. Valle de Guadalupe Wine Tasting Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Ensenada or the cruise ship dock between 9:45 AM and 10:00 AM, at which point you'll be taken to Valle de Guadalupe, where you will visit 4 spectacular wineries and a gourmet restaurant. Beginning at the oldest winery, you'll get to taste wine from a 90 year-old vineyard, surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes of Valle de Guadalupe. Afterwards, you will be transferred to 3 boutique wineries, all of them producing internationally acclaimed wines. You'll have the opportunity to meet the owners and wine makers, and to take a short tour in an underground cellar to learn about the wine making process. At the end of your tour, make a stop in a gourmet restaurant to have a late lunch, where you will enjoy the famous flavors of the Baja-Med cuisine of Baja, California. All wineries offer plates of cheese and appetizers, at an additional cost. Around 5:30 PM you will be safely transported back to your hotel or accommodation.

Tijuana: Guided City Tour with Local Food and Beer Tasting

2. Tijuana: Guided City Tour with Local Food and Beer Tasting

Begin your fun city tour and discover the best of Tijuana by meeting your expert guide in the Galerías Hipódromo Mall. Once in the van, start touring the city and learn the important facts of the avenues and monuments from your tour guide.  Visit Tijuana's beaches and go to the exact place where "The Wall" divides the border between Mexico and the United States. Get the chance to see the famous Brotherhood Mural. After, enjoy a panoramic view while on the Paseo de los Heroes Avenue. Go through the Plaza Rio and visit the cultural space "Cecut." Then go through Avenida Revolución to see the monumental clock. Visit the famous Caliente Casino, the impressive "Xolos" soccer stadium, and the Black Room from the stadium if there is no soccer game. Head to Gastro Park to have a delicious food tasting. Discover food trucks with different types of local food. In addition, taste local craft beer and learn about its production.

From Ensenada: Ojos Negros Valley Cheese & Wine Tasting Tour

3. From Ensenada: Ojos Negros Valley Cheese & Wine Tasting Tour

Travel through the countryside cheese and wine route on a tour of the Ojos Negros Valley, located one hour east of Ensenada. Visit a winery, discover a local lavender farm, and enjoy various tastings of local products. Your first stop will be at Infinito Winery, where you will be attended to by Pepe Pedrosa, owner and winemaker of the winery. Enjoy a tour of the vineyard and learn more about the world of wine. Next, make your way to Rancho La Campana, where you can taste artisan cheeses paired with quality wines and other craft products in the underground cellar at La Cava de Marcelo. At Rancho La Campana, learn about the Ramonetti family, who have produced cheese and dairy products since 1911. Get an inside look at the cheese-making process on a guided tour of their facilities. Later, head to the only lavender farm in Baja California, Aleyha Lavender Farm (available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Once there, enjoy the heathland field with its beautiful colors and lagoons with ducks. Stop at the farm's store to shop artisanal and organic lavender-based items. Before the end of your visit, have time for a meal at the Grosso restaurant, offering gourmet cuisine based on lavender (at your own expense).

From San Diego: Private Puerto Nuevo Tour with Lobster Lunch

4. From San Diego: Private Puerto Nuevo Tour with Lobster Lunch

This private tour from San Diego explores Puerto Nuevo, the lobster village of Baja California. Located only minutes from Rosarito Beach, the town claims to have some of the best lobster in the world. Find out while listening to live mariachi music and drinking margaritas. This tour also allows for plenty of free time for shopping and craft beer tastings at Rosarito Beach. At 9:30 AM aboard a luxury 6-14 passenger van with air conditioning and reclining seats. Relax with plenty of legroom and enjoy complimentary bottles of drinking water. At 10:00 AM arrive at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) and the Botanical Garden. Afterward spending time there, at approximately 11:00 AM visit to the infamous border wall at the USA/Mexican border. Then at 11:30 AM spend time at Rosarito Beach to enjoy craft beer tastings. By 2:30 PM have a lobster lunch at Puerto Nuevo with tequila margaritas and live mariachi music included. For those unfamiliar with Baja lobster, it’s cooked with garlic butter and lime and served with beans and rice. Scoop up the lobster in warm handmade flour tortillas while savoring tequila margaritas. After lunch, have free time to shop at the traditional Mexican Curios Market. At 4:00 PM head back to San Diego with an approximately 5:30 PM arrival time.

Wine Route: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California

5. Wine Route: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California

Follow the wine route to enter the Guadalupe Valley and taste the best in Mexican wine. Enjoy wines, hand-made snacks and excellent cuisine, in addition to the beautiful landscapes of the vineyards. Delight in and taste the exquisite wines of the Guadalupe Valley in Tijuana, Baja California on the La Ruta del Vino Tour. Learn about the process of making a good wine on a dynamic tour guided by an expert. Do not miss the opportunity to learn about an innovative culture through the tour and delicious lobster lunch.

Guadalupe Valley: Complete Wine Route

6. Guadalupe Valley: Complete Wine Route

Find out about the processes of making a good wine on a dynamic tour guided by an expert guide. Visit winemakers and taste different varieties of wines as you explore 3 beautiful vineyards in the Guadalupe Valley. Gain a real understanding of the local culture as you enjoy meals in Finca Altozano by the famous Chef Javier Plascencia. Taste a delicious breakfast in the traditional Doña Esthela Kitchen.

Valle de Guadalupe: Wine & Cheese Tour

7. Valle de Guadalupe: Wine & Cheese Tour

Discover Mexico's Baja California wine country on this wine and cheese tasting tour. Learn about the wine making process of this region and explore the famous wine and cheese route. Valle de Guadalupe is recognized internationally for the high quality of its wines and cheeses. In the Ojos Negros Valley, you'll visit and tour Cava de Marcelo winery, Ramonetti Cheeses and the San Rafael Vineyards.  At each stop, you can enjoy sampling some of the regional wines and cheeses. You'll also get to visit a surprise winery or craft brewery on your tour and have the opportunity to purchase locally-produced goods to take home with you.

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5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Excellent experience. Punctual arrival, personalized attention (only two people). He had all the security measures at all times. He made suggestions, recommendations and gave us an introduction before entering each place. I found the selection of wineries very good, one well-known, two boutique and one contemporary. In particular the visit to the boutiques seemed to me the best, since they attend to you and explain the people who are in charge of the process and there are few people. Made additional stops for requested purchases. He took us to eat in a very beautiful and quite accessible place within the Valley. The experience is totally recommended. The price-quality ratio is favorable. In general I would recommend it to family and friends.

The selection of the wineries that we visited were excellent, everything was perfect, the attention and knowledge of Luigi, our guide, could not be better. An unforgettable tour, my partner and I loved it. We will definitely do it again.

Luigi was just amazing! We love that he explained everything in details! Enjoyed our day with him! Would definitely contact him again once we are in Ensenada again! Gracias Luigi! -Javi and Maribel

It’s my husband and I first wine tasting. We learned o lot and enjoyed ourselves. We did 4 different vineyards.

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