Food, Wine and Tequila in Colonial Mexico

Region:  ,
Days: 8

Price:
Please inquire

Delve into Central Mexico´s rich culinary, wine and tequila heritage with this exclusive  itinerary that provides a journey for all of the senses.

This delicious 8 day trip will captivate your senses while in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and the Magical Town of Tequila through personalized private tours, an exclusive tequila tasting, hands-on cooking classes, visits to boutique wineries and more. The tour includes a visit to Mexico City’s magnificent Historic Center to learn about its rich and delicious culinary heritage; a lesson on the importance of cacao followed by  100% artisan chocolate tasting; shopping at the colorful San Medellin Market  and hands-on cooking class; tasting wines from the oldest wine producing region in the Americas – Coahuila, Mexico – with a private sommelier;  visiting the art-filled San Miguel de Allende and walking tour of the historic center; a farm to table experience with a market tour and private cooking class; and a tour to two local wineries and  tasting; and  VIP exclusive tequila experiences.

 

Highlights

Mexico City – Visit historical places such as the  Zocalo, Palacio Nacional, and Metropolitan Cathedral

Taste Testing – Enjoy a tasting of Mexican wine from Rivero Gonzalez

Market Tour and Cooking Classes – Shop at the colorful Medellin Market in Mexico City before cooking class at Casa Jacaranda; in San Miiguel de Allende live a farm-to-table experience with a market tour and private cooking class at Sazon cooking school!

San Miguel Allende – See one of the many churches in town and explore the historic center

Wineries and Vineyards – Tour two boutique vineyards in San Miguel de Allende

Tequila –  Visit the Magical Town of Tequila and learn how to be a master tequilero, including private blending and orientation lessons


Dates & Prices

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $600 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Customizable Itinerary

Day 1

Mexico City and Wine Tasting
Today you will be met by your driver outside of customs and will be privately transferred to the St. Regis Hotel.    Early this evening meet your private transportation at the hotel lobby to enjoy a wine tasting of one of Mexico´s top wines at the Rivero Gonzalez wine Boutique located in Polanco. The Rivero Gonzalez winery boasts wines from the northern Parras de la Fuente region in the state of Coahuila. Centuries ago, Spaniards planted the first vines on the American continent in this town, and the area continues to flourish with their individualized age-old wine making traditions.

After the wine tasting we suggest that you walk through the beautiful tree lined streets of Polanco to enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many gourmet Mexican restaurants in the area. We are delight to suggest our top-picks for restaurants and can also assist making reservations. Includes: wine tasting (3 wines) & private Sommelier. Overnight: St. Regis Mexico City

Day 2

Market Tour & Cooking Class at Casa Jacaranda/ Historic Center  Walking Tour
Accompanied by two locally renowned cooks you will have a cultural and culinary experience in the heart of one of Mexico City´s most artistic and dynamic neighborhoods – La Roma. The day begins in the morning next to the Medellin Market where you will taste authentic Mexican tortillas made with traditional dough and discover the colors, aromas and deep-rooted tradition of an authentic Mexican market. With a shopping bag in tow, you will interact with local merchants, taste spices, cheeses, ice cream, single origin coffee from Chiapas, and much more. After tasting and selecting the best fresh ingredients for your menu you will enjoy a short walk to Casa Jacaranda, a beautifully restored mansion where your hands-on cooking lesson begins. Generations-old culinary secrets and techniques are shared during this interactive gathering while you chop, grill, marinate and steam to create a 3-course menu with sauces and garnishes. Once completed you dine on your creations paired with Mexican wine and a tasting of craft Mezcal from Oaxaca. Later this afternoon enjoy a brief walking tour  of downtown historical Mexico City. Overnight: St. Regis Mexico City

Day 3

Private Transfer to San Miguel de Allende/ Teotihuacan
Today meet your driver at the hotel lobby for a private transfer to San Miguel De Allende.  En route  you will stop for visit at one of the most famous archaeological sites in Mexico: Teotihuacan. As you explore the site, learn about Teotihuacan’s accomplishments that shed light on the life and times of these powerful inhabitants of Mexico’s oldest and most important permanent settlement.

At arrival to San Miguel Allende, settle into your lovely hotel and refresh before meeting your local guide for a walking tour of the colorful and art-filled city center to include visits to the most important sites. The history and lore of San Miguel are intertwined with Mexico´s Independence Movement, and the energy and spirit of freedom of expression have continued on in the lively creative enclave of modern day San Miguel.   Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 4

Private Market Tour & Cooking Class
Learn to cook Mexican cuisine in the traditional Mexican-style kitchen in this private class at Sazón cooking school. The private cooking class focuses on recipes that can be recreated at home. You will learn about Mexican cuisine and ingredients while visiting the local market with the chef and sourcing the ingredients that you will cook with later.  The chef will teach you how to find the freshest and best ingredients and will help you to identify some fruits and vegetables at the local market.
Returning to the kitchen you will be given step-by-step instructions on how to make salsas and salads that can be enjoyed with hand-made tortillas.
Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 5

Boutique Vineyard in Countryside with Gourmet Lunch
Start your day with a visit to the Dos Buhos Vineyard and learn about the specialized wines produced at this certified organic property. Heading next towards Dolores Hidalgo you will make a short stop in Atotonilco and explore the Mexican Baroque mural work that adorns the chapels and nave and discover why the sanctuary is dubbed the Sistine Chapel of Mexico.
Next top is Cuna de Tierra  to walk through their expansive vineyards and learn how this family run place is now producing 70,000 bottles of their award winning wine every year. You will learn the techniques for growing the perfect grape, and upon tasting the fruit straight from the vine, you will discover how to distinguish the wines made from each type of grape. Your visit will culminate with a gourmet multi-course Mexican lunch paired with a selection of their award winning wines. Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 6

Tequila Blending Experience
This morning meet for a private transfer to Tequila Historic Center in Jalisco. In route stop at Tlaquepaque (Guadalajara) for lunch and experience the culture influenced by artisans.

Upon arrival to tequila,  settle into your charming hotel located at the foot of the volcano just off the main square. Rest, refresh and prepare yourself for this evening experience which is a private lesson to discover how it feels to be a master tequilero. Learn to combine the different flavor and scents,  take a home a “damajuana” of a personal blend of tequila, and enjoy a tasting of the Maestro Tequilero range. Overnight: Solar de las Animas

Day 7

VIP Exclusive Tequila Experience
Today is a full day exclusive tour of the Mexican Magic Town of Tequila. Prepare yourself to learn and live all about the fascinating and world renowned Tequila!

The experience includes an agave orientation in live working fields, participating in harvest with jimadores, and a private tour of tasting with exclusive access at Fortaleza  which uses the most traditional process in the industry, made by a fifth generation tequilero descended from the Sauza dynasty.

For lunch you experience the local culture and cuisine with a Jaliscan Lunch at Municipal Market of Tequila, and continue on for a Tour and Tasting at La Tequileña – a modern boutique distillery of the legendary Fonseca Family. Experience the differences of a more modern process and taste exquisite añejo and extra-añejo tequilas owned by Enrique Fonseca, widely regarded as the most brilliant barrel blender in the industry.

Later this afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour of Tequila’s historic center, including the world famous Cantina La Capilla. Say good bye to your expert guide and enjoy rest of evening at leisure! Overnight: Solar de las Animas

Day 8

Departure Day
Private Transfer from Tequila to Guadalajara for departure flight.

 

 

St. Regis Mexico City

Tasting Room at Riviero Gonzalez

Tasting Room at Riviero Gonzalez

Casa Jacaranda Cooking Class

Casa Jacaranda

Mexico City Cathedral

Teotihuacan

San Miguel de Allende

Chefs at Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Rosewood Culinary

Luna Rooftop Bar at Rosewood

Sazon Cooking School in San Miguel Allende

Sazon Cooking School in San Miguel Allende

Sazon Cooking School in San Miguel Allende

Sazon Cooking School in San Miguel Allende

Sazon Cooking School

Dos Buhos Winery

Dos Buhos Winery

Dos Buhos Wine

Tequila Harvest

Blue Agave Tequila fields

Magical Town Tequila

Solar de las Animas

Solar de las Animas

Tequila La Tequileña

Tequila Fortaleza

Tequila HIstoric Center

st-regis-mexico-city-2
riviero-gonzalez-wine-mexico-city-
riviero-gonzalez-wine-mexico-city-3
casa-jacaranda-43
1
Cathedral Mexico City
Teotihuacan Archaeological Site
san-miguel-allende-1-centro-historico-
wine-food-colonial-2
rosewood-sma-3
rosewood-sma-4
Cooking Classes in San Miguel Allende
Cooking Classes in San Miguel Allende
Cooking Classes in San Miguel Allende
Cooking Classes in San Miguel Allende
belmond-casa-sierra-nevada-sazon-cooking
wine-food-colonial-dos-buhos-v
wine-food-colonial-dos-buhos-2
wine-food-colonial-dos-buhos
espiritu-de-tequila-jc-1
Tequila, Jalisco | Journey Mexico | Pueblo Magico Espiritu de Mexico
Tequila, Jalisco | Journey Mexico | Pueblo Magico Espiritu de Mexico
Solar de las Animas Building 2
Solar de las Animas Terrace
tequila-tequilena-fonseca
tequila-fortaleza
tequila-jalisco-1
st-regis-mexico-city-2 thumbnail
riviero-gonzalez-wine-mexico-city- thumbnail
riviero-gonzalez-wine-mexico-city-3 thumbnail
casa-jacaranda-43 thumbnail
1 thumbnail
cathedral-mexico-city thumbnail
mexico-city-teotihuacan thumbnail
san-miguel-allende-1-centro-historico- thumbnail
wine-food-colonial-2 thumbnail
rosewood-sma-3 thumbnail
rosewood-sma-4 thumbnail
sazon-belmond-casa-sierra-nevada-culinary-food-gastronomy-1 thumbnail
sazon-belmond-casa-sierra-nevada-culinary-food-gastronomy-3 thumbnail
sazon-belmond-casa-sierra-nevada-culinary-food-gastronomy-4 thumbnail
sazon-belmond-casa-sierra-nevada-culinary-food-gastronomy-2 thumbnail
belmond-casa-sierra-nevada-sazon-cooking thumbnail
wine-food-colonial-dos-buhos-v thumbnail
wine-food-colonial-dos-buhos-2 thumbnail
wine-food-colonial-dos-buhos thumbnail
espiritu-de-tequila-jc-1 thumbnail
tequila-jose-cuervo thumbnail
tequila-espiritu-pueblo thumbnail
solas-de-las-animas-building-2 thumbnail
solar-de-las-animas-view thumbnail
tequila-tequilena-fonseca thumbnail
tequila-fortaleza thumbnail
tequila-jalisco-1 thumbnail

 

Trip Type:      Travel Style: