Calafia Valley Wine Country
Sale Price: $39.00
Check out two prominent Mexican wine makers on this Calafia Valley tour. Calafia Valley, known for its delicious wines, is a must-see for any wine lover. Enjoy wine tastings and more throughout this unique Ensenada tour.
Your Ensenada wine tour begins with a 45-minute drive to the destination. Throughout the ride, you'll learn about Ensenada's past as well as its culture from your knowledgeable guide. The first stop on the Ensenada wine tour is Dona Lupe. This family-owned winery is renowned for much more than its premier wines. Expect to try more than 30 kinds of fruit jams, cheese, bread, olive pate, over 10 cream liqueurs, jalapeno dip, avocado dip, and more than 10 different cream cheese mixes, such as strawberry, chipotle, mango, and others. You'll spend about an hour and 15 minutes at this winery before proceeding to the next.
The second winery on this Ensenada excursion is L.A. Cetto, which dates back all the way to the 1920s. While visiting, you'll be treated to a walking tour of the location and witness the wine-making process. There will be a wine and cheese tasting here as well. After this stop, you'll ride through the countryside and return to the ship. If you decide to stay in the area after the final winery stop, you will need to get your own transportation back to the ship.
Reviewer: Randy Hyatt
My wife and I were very pleased with the Wine Valley Tour. The guide was wonderful and provided tremendous insight and background on the community and the wine region. The wineries were wonderful, the staff was friendly and the wines were awesome!
Reviewer: Jennifer Vielman
The tour van was a 5 minute walk from the ship. The van accommodates 10, but there were only 6 of us. On the drive up, we learned about Ensenada and their wine making region. The first tasting room had 10 different varieties of wine available for tasting, but you can only choose 4. They also offer a variety of liqueurs and jams that are not to be missed. The second tasting room had a sampling of 4 wines, 2 white,2 red. After a quick tour, the guide provides the tasting in a private area adjacent to the regular tasting room. After all of that wine, cheese and bread we wanted tacos and asked the tour guide for a suggestion. Thankfully, everyone in the van wanted tacos and he drove us to a clean, affordable taco place where everyone enjoyed a good meal and then drove us all the way back to the pier. This was a great experience for everyone in my party and it felt personalized. This is the third excursion that I’ve done through shore excursions group and I’ve had great experiences so far.
Reviewer: Paula Fortunato
It was easy to find the meet up point and there were a few helpful people to point us along the way. We ended up leaving earlier then scheduled as our whole group was there. This turned out to be a little too early to enjoy wine tasting at 10am. By the time we made it to the second winery and went through the tour it was closer to noon and the wine was more palatable. The driver was nice, knowledgeable and helpful.
In Guadalupe valley. Drive is about 45 minutes, Some traffic in town. Easy and short walk from cruise ship to meeting place. The first one is a small vineyard with big yard. A local business. Wine is good but pricey compared to the second one. Quality good. Small farm always more expensive. Second one is a large business, products sold to many countries. Wine, olive oil, vinegar, all cheaper. The factory guide is great, very knowledgeable. Our guide is a nice guy too. We're a small group with 4 only, in a big van. He talked a lot to us, very informative. End of the trip, we stopped by a silver shop downtown. But don't feel you have to buy. Vendor can be quite aggressive to make a deal. Total time about 5 hours plus. The guide is good, sent us back to port, spent extra time more than the specified time.
Reviewer: Darlene Martin
We were met on the pier by our tour guides and shown to our nice van. Our tour guide was a local and knew details about the areas we traveled through on our way out to the two wineries. Both locations were well appointed with friendly staff and facilities. One of the wineries had lots of different items to buy in their gift shop; vanilla, tequila, tea, seasonings, etc. We also were able to do tequila tastings at this location. Our tour guide offered us the option to be dropped off at the shopping location in town or be taken back to the ship. Most of us opted for the shopping location. The shopping area is only a couple of blocks from the pier and easily walked. Our guide kept us entertained during the trip in both directions and was willing to give us personal information about how he lives his life in Mexico. The tour company is professional and well run. My friend and I enjoyed ourselves and would certainly go again if we are in the area.