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2 DAY, 1-NIGHT MEXICAN WINE COUNTRY ESCAPE SAMPLE ITINERARY:
Spend two days visiting Mexico’s best wineries, two of the oldest wine producers in Baja and two, maybe three of the best boutique wineries with exclusive tours at two of them and tastings at all of them! Plus, we will be schooling you on the flavors and practical wine knowledge. Wine Snowcones? Experience true Mexican Cuisine of Baja California, farm or ocean to table or both, you will love it, your safe, accommodated hotel is in the Valle.
Your bilingual Guides will be with you and sharing their extensive experience and knowledge of the region and its history in our safe, friendly, air-conditioned transportation, our drivers look forward to our groups and are available 24hrs. We will take you to places most Gringos do not know about and give you a real taste of Baja.
Where was the Margarita created? Well, that is a bit of a controversy! We will take you to both places, try and compare the two and you be the judge!
And then, the must see places, Hussong’s est. 1892, the oldest surviving Cantina in Ensenada and other places on our walking tour.
Whether it is in the valleys or along the coast, you will be awed by the beauty!
We have so much for you to experience that you may want to book a 3rd day or more!
DAY 1 – FROM THE BORDER..
8:00am-8:45am: Meet your bilingual guides at your hotel or at the designated meeting spot: The Jack in the Box, 721 E. San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro, California on the US side of the US-Mexico border. This is the San Diego to Tijuana border crossing which is open currently. It’s an easy drive to the meeting point or take public transportation (San Diego Trolley), taxi, Lyft or Uber.
We offer customized pick up and drop off for an additional fee.
Please have your Passport and required documents for each guest.
8:40am-9:00am: Cross the border on foot with your guide through Mexican Immigration and Customs to our safe, insured and well-appointed tour vehicle waiting on the Mexico side of the border.
9:00am-1:00pm: Drive to Rosarito, our Taco stop, to El Mirador to pick up our Charcuterie Boxes
1pm-2:30pm – Winery Stop 1 – As you take in the expansive afternoon views of the Valle, you’ll enjoy a complete tasting flight of premium handcrafted wines. We’ll take you behind the scenes for a tour of the winemaking facilities at this state-of-the-art boutique winery, and you’ll learn about the fascinating history and unique methodology of Mexican winemaking.
2:30pm-4pm: Winery Stop #2 – It is time to relax and taste more award winning wine and match it with some fresh and delicious delights from the region, whether it is our Cahrcuterie boxes or dishes available here, you will be amazed.
4:30pm: Drive to Your Hotel in the Valley or to Ensenada, Check-in, relax and enjoy the evening. We will make arrangements for dinner when you book your trip depending on the location of your overnight stay.
*Dinner and drinks are not included but we have some awesome places to suggest or you can come with us!
DAY 2- WINE TASTING AND LUNCH IN THE VALLE
6:00am-10:00am: We will arrange breakfast at your hotel and check-out is at 10:00am, then meet your guides and driver, who will load your overnight bags into the tour vehicle before departing for another day of wine sampling in the Valle!
10:30am-11:00am: Drive to your first winery stop in the Valle de Guadalupe
11:00am-12:30pm: Winery Stop #1 – Enjoy a long list of artisan wines from one of the top winemakers in this region. This is one of the very first boutique wineries which specializes in bold handmade award-winning wines and is one of the top wineries in Mexico.
12:30-1:00pm: Drive to your next boutique Hotel and Winery
1:00-3pm: Enjoy Lunch, Wine, and tour the grounds
3:15-3:30: Off to the next and last winery in the Valley.
3:30 – 5:30: We will take a tour(optional) and then be taken to our exclusive and amazing Private Tasting spot! Have cheese and snacks while Drinking up the spectacular sights and incredible wine from one of Guadalupe’s oldest wineries.
5:15: Bummer, it is time to go back to the border.
6:00pm: Stop for drinks, snacks and take a drive through unforgettable scenery. (stop for restrooms also).
6:30-7:00pm: After clearing U.S. Immigration and Customs, we will meet our transportation and return to the pick up site or you can catch the San Diego Trolley, taxi, or Uber (while most of our groups usually experience just 10-20 minute crossing times, your arrival time in San Ysidro is highly dependent on the actual border wait time on the day of your tour, which may vary – SDB has no ability to affect actual border wait times).
Goodies: SDB Charcuterie Boxes and Tour Cup
Our delightfully personalized Charcuterie boxes have all Local fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, crackers, bread, and jams! Enjoy!! We have Vegetarian and Vegan options.
We provide you with our SDB Tours tin cup in our effort to cut down on plastic waste! There will be refilling stations at each stop.
We offer customized pick up and drop off, for an additional fee, from all major hotels, transportation hubs and parking lots throughout San Diego County. Our main pick-up location is in the Parking lot on the west side of the Old Town Transit Center.
*This is a sample itinerary; after paying your affirmed invoice for the full cost of your tour (see details below), you will receive an email with your actual itinerary including any customizations you have requested and links to the boutique wineries and restaurants you will visit on tour. San Diego Baja Tours will select the wineries and restaurants for your itinerary, noting that we only work with Mexico’s top boutique wineries and the region’s best farm-to-table restaurants. Specific vendor requests (wineries, restaurants, venues, etc.) cannot be guaranteed, however we will make reasonable attempts to fulfill your reasonable requests – additional costs may apply for some vendors – inquire for details and pricing via the booking form. Please understand that our winery and dining partners are independent businesses and we ultimately have no control over their availability, cancellations, and other inconveniences imposed by them. We work with most of the top wineries, restaurants, and venues in the Region, and if we must substitute a vendor or vendors on your itinerary, the overall quality of your experience will not be affected.