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.
We really enjoyed this excursion to two wineries. We sampled wines at both locations and were treated to some great snacks as well. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Our group had 2 no-shows, which we waited about 25 minutes for before leaving. If you decide to not go, have the courtesy to call the operators and tell them, please! Each person is allowed 4 small samples from each of the 2 wineries, along with cheese and crackers. The 1st winery also had liquors to sample (4% abv, so not very strong). This was the 1st time I had toured a vineyard, so it was interesting. The 2nd vineyard we visited the fermenting and aging rooms, which was pretty impressive. Getting back into town about 2:30pm, I and 2 others opted to get dropped off in town, while the rest were brought back to the ship. I took a shuttle bus back to the ship about 4:15, browsing the port gift shops awhile before re-boarding the ship.
Small group size and personalized tour on the way to the wineries. You were on your own at the wineries but there were special guides for the tours and tastings. There was plenty of time to browse and shop. We even met the daughter of the owner. We love how the mode of transportation is a mini-van and not huge tour bus! Also, the cost was less than the cruise ship's price..... for the same excursion. The only difference is not receiving the $5 bottle of wine per guest, which was nominal. We were able to select exactly what wines we wanted after the tastings, for close to the same low price ($5 - $9 per bottle)!
Reviewer: terri baker
We were taken with only 6 of us in a van (very nice). Two of the most beautiful wineries in the town (And there are alot ofthem). We had great snacks like breads, cheese etc. Then sampled a good amount of wine. In fact at the second facility our tour guide broke out with his favorite wine and we finished that bottle!
Reviewer: P Dunne
We had a great trip though lovely countryside from Ensenada Mexico. Our tour guide was very good.