Tequila may be the beverage most commonly associated with Mexico, but one trip to this esteemed but still mostly under-the-radar wine region.
Fertile soil and a Mediterranean microclimate encouraged Casa Madero, the oldest operating winery in the Americas, to put down roots in 1597 and more than 150 wineries have followed suit, growing and blending a tremendous range of varietals.
Most offer tastings and tours; some boast food pairings and other activities like live music.
Getting There: The heart of wine country is less than two hours from Tijuana by car via Mexico 1D. For flexibility, we’d suggest driving yourself but organized tours of all sizes are available.