Valle de Guadalupe
Wine Tasting Public Tour
Your tour will begin in Old Town, San Diego. The group tour will board a luxury 14 passenger van with air conditioning and reclining seats.
The transport has plenty of legroom, and complimentary bottles of drinking water are available. You’ll then be driven south across the border without having to get out of the passenger van.
Once in Mexico, you will enjoy an easy one hour drive along the Pacific Scenic Route towards Ensenada with stop over at El Mirador (the view point) to enjoy the view of the bay.
During whale season, you may spot a few whales in the water. Baja whale watching is a favorite activity and, if needed, we can stop for a closer view or bathroom break. Once in Ensenada, we’ll go east for ten more minutes into Baja wine country. By 11am you will be enjoying delicious reserve wine from Valle de Guadalupe wineries.
You will visit three boutique wineries with Baja wine tastings included. Another essential part of the wine tour is you’ll gain first-hand knowledge of the winemaking process through a guided tour. But the enjoyment doesn’t stop there. For lunch, we’ll stop at Finca Altozano to enjoy a 5-course BajaMed meal created by famous Mexican chef, Javier Plascencia.
By the end of the day, your all-inclusive wine tasting group tour to Valle de Guadalupe Baja wine country will be unforgettable.
Depart from Old Town San Diego or San Ysidro en route to Ensenada via the Pacific Scenic Highway. (Groups over 8 may have to walk across the border).
Quick ten minute stop at El Mirador to use the restroom, stretch your legs, enjoy the views of Ensenada Bay, take pictures or buy Mexican candy
Visit winery #1 for wine tastings and a tour of the winemaking process
Visit winery #2 for more delicious wine and complimentary cheese platter for everyone
Lunch at Finca Altozano (five-course set menu composed of delicious BajaMed recipes by Chef Javier Plascencia)
Visit the third and final winery for more Baja wine tasting and relaxation
Leave the valley and head back to the US
Drop off in Old Town, San Diego
End of tour
Notes: Bottles of drinking water will be provided. You are also welcome to bring your own drinks, but no large ice coolers. Passport is required. Must be 18+ to take part in this group tour. This public tour only runs on Saturdays. Minimum 4 guest for tour to run.
Due to new transportation regulations by the Mexican government, U.S. tour companies may not be able to cross the border with certain U.S. transports, therefore in some cases you will have to meet your guide at the border and cross on foot with your guide and board the transport once in Tijuana. Groups with 4-7 guests will still be picked up in San Diego and be driven across the border. (Last revision 8/7/21).