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: Renee Coha
We loved this enjoyable, informative excursion - the wine became a fringe benefit. Our tour guide shared a lot of great information about Baja in particular and Mexico in general on the way there during our 45-minute trip on a very comfortable van. The wineries chosen were lovely, with outdoor tasting spots and delicious snacks as well. The wine proved very good, with ample servings. Another bonus is that on the way back, he dropped us off in Ensenada, allowing us to do a little shopping. The walk back to the ship took only about 15 minutes. I also can't say enough about our driver, who was personable, friendly and lots of fun. Costco does it again!
Reviewer: Vicki Keune
I thoroughly enjoyed our wine country tour while on our Princess Cruise. The pick up point was a little distance from the ship but not too bad. Our driver/guide was wonderful. He told us so many thing we did not know and he was so pleasant. You could tell he really enjoyed his job.
It was surprising to see so many vineyards 45 minutes from port and to visit two wineries. At the first, the Aztec dancer and pizza were very good. The other winery is apparently the largest in Mexico; quite a major operation. And a couple of the wines were actually pretty good.
Reviewer: Mark Farber
Our Calafia valley wine country tour was perfect. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and attentive and the wineries both gave excellent tours. The group was relatively small which made it even more enjoyable
Reviewer: Robin Moore
We went to two wineries, both very nice and different from each other. We tasted wine, breads, salsas, jams, cheeses, olive oils, etc. The tour guild was knowledgeable and easy to understand. After the tour he dropped some of us at the ship and some of us at a shopping center within walking distance of the ship. The tour was one of the highlights of the cruise.