Located just a few miles northeast of Ensenada, some 260 m (850 ft) above sea level, lies Calafia Valley, home to Casa Doña Lupe and L.A. Cetto wineries.
Casa Doña Lupe and L.A. Cetto brought the tradition of wine-making from the ‘old world’ and became pioneers in the development of wine in Mexico. They've been around for centuries and are highly respected for their expertise in the production of sherries, wines and brandy.
The drive from the ship to the first winery in Guadalupe Valley takes about 45 minutes. Your tour guide will relate the history of Ensenada and the Baja area and tell you about local customs and traditions.
Upon arrival at each winery, you are given a 20-minute tour of the process including crushing of grapes, fermentation, pressing, aging and bottling. After finishing the tour, you will have the opportunity to sample selected wines in the tasting room, where you will also be served assorted cheeses, biscuits, olive oil and olives.
At L.A. Cetto winery, you will get to taste four different wines, two reds and two whites. At Casa Doña Lupe, you have the chance to taste four different red wines as well as try excellent home-made organic marmalades. The original recipe of Doña Lupe is made daily at the winery from around 100 different types of fruits. Here you can also sample some of the best hot and spicy salsas you likely have ever tried.