Ensenada Area Wineries
Wineries within Ensenada City Limits
Bodegas De Santo Tomas
Baja’s oldest winery
with Restaurant & Café, Cultural Center, & Gourmet Shop. Daily tours and
wine tasting at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Av. Miramar #666, Ensenada.
Free tours and wine
tasting by appointment. Calle Ambar #810 & Riveroll, Ensenada.
Wineries outside Ensenada City Limits
Free tours and wine
tasting Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat. 10am-noon; Large groups by appointment.
Located in Francisco Zarco, Valle de Guadalupe, just off Highway 3 to
One of Mexico’s oldest
Wine Makers. Guided Tours & tasting, sales of Wines & Brandies. Mon-Fri
10am-4pm, Sat. 10am-1:30pm. Located in Valle de Guadalupe at Km. 73 on
Highway 3 to Tecate.
Free tours & tasting of
Wines, Coolers, Brandy, & Tequila; lunch and picnic area. Open daily
10am-4pm. Located in Valle de Guadalupe at Km. 73.5 on Highway 3 to
Tours and wine tasting
by appointment. At Rancho El Mogor at Km. 86.5 on Highway 3 to Tecate.
Wines - Wine tasting and tours by appointment. Located in Francisco Zarco,
Valle de Guadalupe, just off Highway 3 to Tecate.
Viña de Liceaga
Wine tasting and tours
Sat. 1pm by appointment. At Km. 93 on Highway 3 to Tecate.
Mexico offers blends and single varietal wines. The medium
and lower tiers, especially bulk wines, may have residual sugar, and the
Mexican taste for "smoothness" often means low acidity and moderate
tannins. The newer-styled wines are usually dry or off dry and can be more
balanced – or occasionally, quite tannic. These, especially Chardonnay,
Nebbiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon are sometimes lightly aged in oak.
The predominant reds are European
classics such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Grenache,
Malbec and Carignan, in addition to a few California favorites like Petite
Sirah, Zinfandel, and Ruby Cabernet. Newer varieties include the Italian
Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Aglianico and the Spanish Tempranillo.
The main white varieties are the popular Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin
Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon. The brandy grapes
Trebbiano, Colombard, and the Spanish Palomino are also used for table
wines. Sparkling wines, usually sweet, are made with Chardonnay and Muscat