Escape on a Wine Weekend Getaway Unique to the Heart of Mexico!
Choose your 3-day getaway for either Queretaro or San Miguel de Allende.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Queretaro Wine Weekends
Stay in the heart of Queretaro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a walking city tour with us learning the history of this magnificent city that started the War of Independence and was the capital of Mexico twice. We will hike the tallest monolith in the world, eat regional cuisine, taste artisan cheeses and sip on European style wines. This tour includes visits to two of the best wineries based on your wine preferences, Tequisquiapan, Bernal, a craft brewery and local artisan creameries.
***You can also customize this itinerary to your preference. If you would prefer to visit more wineries or taste more local cuisine than visit Tequisquiapan, we can easily customize your itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive the first day and check into your hotel.
Try to arrive early so you have time to enjoy Queretaro’s Centro admiring the Baroque architecture among its many fountains and churches. We will help you with dinner reservations that night.
Day 2: The Pueblo Magico of Bernal and Our Two Favorite Wineries in Queretaro
We pick you up at 9am on the last day 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 worlds 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 goats milk caramel candies, cheese filled pastries and their world famous blue corn gorditas with chicharron crumbled in the dough. There are many artisanal products 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, hibiscus water or beer.
Then we are off to two terrific wineries with food at both locations where you can relax and reflect on all that you have learned and experienced over the last week. Enjoy the evening in Centro on your own.
Day 3: The Pueblo Magico of Tequisquiapan and Local Artisanal Dairies
We head out of town in the morning to sample local cheese at two different producers. One is a goat cheese place made by a local Mexican who studied cheese making in France. The other specializes in cow cheese, where we will sample the cheese with either a glass of wine or beer.
Next, we will visit the magic village of Tequisquiapan where we will have lunch and you can have a bit of free time to explore, appreciate the beautiful pink church, shop in the town square or visit one of the two mercados selling locally made wares.
You have the option to visit our local craft brewery Cerveceria Hercules when we get back into Queretaro. A flight of beer will be provided. You can choose to stay for food (not included) and take an Uber back (10 minutes). We can help you with restaurant suggestions or reservations and bar hopping locations.
Day 4: Leave Queretaro or Stay Longer!
Check out of your hotel at your leisure. Schedule your flight for later in the day to enjoy the morning in Queretaro.
You also have the option of extending your days with us in Queretaro or over in San Miguel de Allende.
- Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast
- Two Cheese tastings
- Wine tasting at 2 wineries
- Second breakfast of gorditas in Bernal
- Two lunches- one at a winery, one in Tequisquiapan
- Two pueblos magicos: Bernal and Tequisquiapan
- City Tour (optional)
- Beer flight tasting at a craft brewery
What’s not included?
Airfare is not included. There are direct flights into Queretaro Airport (QRO) from Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD), Puerta Vallarta (PVR), Mexico City (MEX) and Tijuana (TIJ).
Transportation from the airport. This will be an additional charge.
We require a non-refundable $300 USD deposit when making your reservation and the remainder 30 days before the tour begins.
If you are looking for an excellent, curated wine tour, look no further than Heart of Mexico Wine Tours. Tiffany and Tom will arrange everything, and in a professional, knowledgeable and friendly way. We spent 4 nights in Querétaro enjoying the annual wine and cheese fair, as well as visits to wonderful wineries, breweries, restaurants and Pueblos Mágica.
We didn’t have to worry about anything from start to finish. During our tour we were taken to beautiful wineries and were able to taste the excellent wines of Mexico. Paired with the local cheeses, it was an epicureans delight.
We highly recommend Heart of Mexico Wine Tours for your next adventure.Mandy AJIJIC MEXICO
San Miguel de Allende Wine Weekends
Known as an artisan community, we will explore the colorful streets for art, architecture, and handcrafts. We will also follow the path of Father Hidalgo from the puebla magico of Dolores Hidalgo, visit the Sistine Chapel of Mexico in Atotonilco and sip on the best wines at three different wineries in the state of Guanajuato.
Day 1: Arrive at Queretaro Internaional Airport (QRO)
Arrive at the the Queretaro International Airport. Transportation from the QRO airport to San Miguel de Allende can be arranged. Check into hotel. Enjoy the evening in San Miguel on your own. We can help you with dinner reservations.
***If you fly into BJX airport, you will need to find your own transportation to San Miguel de Allende.
Day 2: Dolores Hidalgo, Talavera, Atotonilco and Wineries
We will leave at 9am and drive to Dolores Hidalgo, the location of the start of the Mexican War of Independence. Walk the streets where Father Hidalgo cried the famous “El Grito” that started the war. On the way we will share with you the history of the Heart of Mexico and what makes this region unique for wine-growing.
Next, we will taste the excellent wines at the oldest winery in the region before heading to our second winery, one of the newest wineries in the region. Food and wine at both wineries are included.
On our way back to San Miguel, we will stop in Atotonilco, the Sistine Chapel of Mexico to give you some time to marvel at the impressive frescos of this ancient temple.
We will arrive back in San Miguel between 5-6pm, giving you time to rest or freshen up before dinner (not included, but we can help with reservations).
Day 3: Shopping at the Mercado, Olive Oil Farm and Wine Tasting
We will start the morning at the artisal mercado where you can shop for unique silver, glass, and hand-made gifts. Next, we will tour an olive oil farm started by Florida expats more than 20 years ago. A Mediterranean 4-course lunch will be included. Last, sip and savor a 5-wine tasting at a family-owned organic winery and our favorite wine producers in the state of Guanajuato. We will return to your hotel around 4:30pm.
Day 4: Leave San Miguel
You have the option of taking a later flight so that you can enjoy the morning in San Miguel de Allende. Or you can add on extra days. Transportation can be arranged.
- Hotel for 4 nights
- Wine tastings at 3 wineries
- Two lunches- one at a winery, one at an olive oil farm
- City Tour of San Miguel de Allende
- Tour of Dolores Hidalgo and Atotonilco
What’s not included?
- Airfare is not included.
- Transportation to/from San Miguel is not included. This would be an additional charge.
- Dinners and any meals when you are enjoying free time.
What to Know:
Airfare is not included. The airports listed below are between 1-1.5 hours away:
There are direct flights into Queretaro Airport (QRO) from Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD), Puerta Vallarta (PVR), Mexico City (MEX) and Tijuana (TIJ).
There are direct flights into the Leon/Guanajuato airport (BJX) from Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK), San Jose (SJC), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD), Chicago (MDW), Houston (IAH), Dallas- Ft. Worth (DFW), San Antonio (SAT), Tijuana (TIJ), San Jose del Cabo (SJD), and Puerta Vallarta (PVR).
We require a non-refundable $300 deposit when making your reservation and the remainder 30 days before the tour begins.
Please specify your dates and which Wine Weekend Getaway you are interested in.