Festival 100 Vino Mexicanos

Try the best wines in the country at the Festival 100 Vinos Mexicanos! This is the ultimate destination festival for wine, cheese and chocolate produced in Mexico.

Date: February 25-28, 2022

***Per government regulations, a vaccination card or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours will be mandatory to enter the Festival 100 Vino Mexicanos.***

Along the Cheese and Wine Route in Colonial Mexico:

Discover the history of Queretaro, birthplace of the Mexican republic while savoring the excellent wine and cheese of the region.

Itinerary:

Day 1- February 25th

Arrive in Queretaro before 11am. We will greet you just outside the baggage claim lobby door, load up your luggage and drive to Puerto del Lobo winery. We will taste their world class sparkling wine, whites and red blends over a leisurely lunch at their fantastic restaurant. Following lunch, we will bring you back into the city of Queretaro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 1400 monuments and 204-square blocks Centro Historico. Queretaro will celebrate its 500th birthday in 2031.

You will check into your four star accommodations, and we will give you a city tour highlighting historic sights and things to do while you are in town. We will conclude the tour with wine on top of the Casa Aspeytia, a boutique hotel where the Paul Revere of Mexico departed from in 1810 to start the revolution for independence.

Day 2- February 26th

We will pick you up from your hotel at 9am and drive to the Pueblo Magico (magic village) of Tequisquiapan where you can explore artisanal mercados or window shop along the many walking streets. They have many nice cafes if you would like a late breakfast. After some free time exploring we will board the van for a visit to a goat cheese creamery where we can sample their delicious wares. Next, we will explore one of the best cows milk creameries in the state where you will tour their cellars and sample their cheeses paired with your choice of wine or beer.

On the way back to your hotel we will stop at Hercules Cerveceria, a high quality brewery located in an old brownfields factory in a hip, trendy neighborhood at the base of Queretaro’s famous aqueduct. Sample their beers and enjoy some snacks. The brew-master came from Cigar City brewery in Tampa. You will have the night free to explore the city and we will make restaurant recommendations if you are still hungry.

Day 3- February 27th

We pick you up at 9am again and go to the Pueblo Magico village of Bernal. Bernal is a very interesting town of 2,500 people. There are supposedly more 90+ year old people per capita in Bernal than any place else on Earth and the world’s third largest monolith rises 1410 feet above the town. Bernal is supposedly an energy vortex site like Sedona, Arizona. Bernal is know for its semi precious stones mined nearby (fire opals), for goat’s milk caramel candies, cheese filled pastries and their world famous blue corn gorditas with chicharron crumbled in the dough. Many artisanal products are made and sold in Bernal, and just about everything costs $5 USD. When you finish shopping. we will go to El Negrito to give you a chance to sample those delicious gorditos, perhaps with a café de olla or some hibiscus water.

Following our Bernal visit, we will head to the Festival de 100 Vinos Mexicanos where you will be given your VIP pass and turned loose to enjoy fantastic wine and food surrounded by vineyards. Coming back into the city, you can choose to explore again on your own or you can join us for dinner at one of the best restaurants in Queretaro.

Day 4- February 28th

If you fly home on Monday, we will gladly provide you with transportation to the airport on that day. If you opt to extend your trip staying in Queretaro or moving over to San Miguel de Allende, we can certainly help you with transportation and planning of any additional adventures.

We also can help you arrange for a covid test which cost about $17 USD in Mexico and are available from pharmacies around Centro.

What’s included?

  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel for 3 nights
  • Wine and cheese tastings
  • Lunch and drinks at Puerto del Lobo winery
  • Snacks and drinks at Hercules
  • Dinner and drinks at one of the best restaurants in Queretaro
  • Gorditas and hiking fee in Bernal
  • VIP tickets for the wine festival on Sunday

What’s not included?

Airfare is not included.

Any meals when you are enjoying free time.

What to Know:

AIRPORT INFORMATION:

There are direct flights from Dallas (DFW) and Houston (IAH) into the International Queretaro Airport (QRO).

When you arrive, you will need to fill out a health form questionaire, go through customs and pick up your luggage. At most, this takes 20 minutes. We will meet you outside the baggage claim lobby door where the cars pick up passengers. At this time, anyone not flying cannot wait inside the airport.

You are welcome to fly in the day before the tour begins and we will gladly pick you up from the airport and bring you into town offering you the same rate at the hotel we use for the extra night. Or you can stay at a different hotel if you like.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (heels are a danger on cobblestones)
  • Layers of clothing (cool in the morning and evening, warm in the afternoons)
  • Light jacket
  • A N-95 or KN-95 face mask as they are required by law in all moving vehicles and while walking the streets. They can be removed while eating and drinking.
  • An adventurous spirit!

You are welcome to fly in the day before the tour begins and we will gladly pick you up from the airport and bring you into town offering you the same rate at the hotel we use for the extra night. Or you can stay at a different hotel if you like.

We are pretty flexible, but we think this general schedule showcases the best of what Queretaro has to offer in three nights!

We require a non-refundable $300 deposit when making your reservation and the remainder due thirty days before the tour begins.

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