For wine lovers
is one of the main agricultural activities in the central and semi-desertic valleys of Querétaro
. As a result, the cheese and wine route
that stretches from Tequisquiapan
-two of Querétaro
's most picturesque Pueblos Mágicos- is a worthy destination.
If your point of departure is the Pueblo Mágico
, the first vineyard
you'll find on the route will be Viñedos Azteca
(Aztec Vineyards), which is located about 15 minutes from the monolith. They offer a walking tour where you can learn about the grapes' trajectory from the field to your glass, followed by a wine tasting at a spectacular hacienda. You can also decorate your own bottle.
Vinos San Juanito
(San Juanito Wines) boasts incredible views of the Peña de Bernal
. You will tour its vineyard in the company of the house sommelier
, aboard a carriage drawn by an ATV. You will, without a doubt, be surprised to learn that one of its most exclusive wines is made with the Tinta de Bernal grape
. You will also enjoy a guided tasting and, if you wish to extend your visit, there is a terrace that serves wood-fired pizzas
. Additionally, there is an adapted manor that offers lodging.
Paso de Serra
is another winery housed near the Peña de Bernal
. You can have a family picnic of signature wines
and sheep-milk cheeses
in the garden, which is located in the middle of the vineyard. Moreover, they offer a VIP experience, which includes a barbecue
A must-see is Finca Sala Vivé by Freixenet, the most famous winery in the region. If you are a sparkling wine enthusiast, this will definitely be your favorite vineyard. You will no doubt fall in love with its 82-foot deep wine cellar.