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Ensenada Winery Tour Excursion Reviews

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There's more than just great wine in store on a tour of the wineries of the Valle de Guadalupe -- come and experience it for yourself!

redxpanda

3 reviews

In Ensenada we got up and ready and squeezed in a quick breakfast at the MDR because we had a 9am Winery tour! It’s never too early to start, on vacation, right? We had a knowledgeable guide, Rigo (aka Curly). He gave us a brief tour on our way out of town. The drive to the winery area, Guadalupe, is not bad. It is similar to areas in Central/East San Diego County, so it almost looked like we were home! The first stop is L.A. Cetto, a LARGE commercialized winery. They gave us A LOT of samples… not small and not all good, but what do you expect, really? They are just trying to get you to drink and buy ;). They also served bread, olives, and dipping oil. They also asked for tips, which is interesting, because we were also told they all work on salary! The second stop was a little mom and pop place, Dona Lupe. Mama still works every day, at their little shop. It was homey and welcoming vs large and commercialized (L.A. Cetto). Their wine was not fantastic, but they had some interesting dessert wines, so we picked up a bottle as a gift. They served bread with hot sauces that they sell on premises and a thin pizza. In their shop they had another man selling delicious dips! All in all this tour was a good value @ $40pp. We had a good time and met some nice people. We had aspirations of exploring Ensenada afterward, but when we returned to the ship we ate and took a nap instead.  We will be back again.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Sh0el0ver

1 review

Took the jeep tour, supposedly on dusty roads to the winery. Great quiet scenery, although we don't really drink wine. Wine was expensive for our taste, you could buy cheaper better tasting wine in L.A, We wanted to book an ATV tour but it was NOT available thru the cruise lines. Maybe next time......


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

GaryG32

2 reviews

This was a four hour tour with a great guide. We saw two wineries, and sampled 5 wines at each. The people were outstanding, and it was a totally relaxing day. We were dropped off in town, which was only a 15 minute walk to the ship. We could have just gone back to the ship had we desired.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Penzance

1 review

Interesting tour, knowledgeable guide, good wine to taste at the winery.

Provider: Princess Cruises

trip4u

2 reviews

Ensenada is a really nice, clean and safe city. They have really cleaned it up. We took a private trip to the wine country. Just the driver/guide, my husband and I and 2 gentlemen from Guadalajara in a SUV. It went to 4 very small, boutique wineries. It was supposed to be a 5 hour tour but it went 7 hours so we really got our monies worth. The tour was cheaper than Carnival's, lasted 3 hours longer and went to 2 more wineries. Fantastic, personal service. Shore Excursions Group also guarantees you to your next port if there is a problem.

Provider: Independent Operator

wrdexplr

1 review

We did this tour in May and liked it enough to do it again! It is a great value for a 4 hour tour in an air conditioned bus. The tour guides are very fun and 100% fluent in English. There are 2 wineries (LA Cetto and La Casa de Dona Lupe)and you are given generous tastes at both in addition to cheese, bread, pizzas and jam tastings. You are also given a bottle of wine per attendee for free, but even though the wine is from the Valle de Guadalupe, it is not from either of the wineries you go to. We did not explore Ensenada since we ended up purchasing too much wine, but the tour bus will drop you off in town if you choose to explore.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

socalwine

1 review

Wonderful tour. Our guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We visited two wineries and each was a wonderful experience. We also got a new perspective of Mexico.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

DDBINK1

1 review

The first stop was primitive and did not have a good presentation area. The second winery was ok, and the host was very entertaining. The wine was good at both stops.

Provider: Cunard Line

David X

1 review

Since Ensenada itself is not very interesting, a half-day trip to somewhere is a good idea. If you've seen the blow hole (and maybe even if you haven't), take the Winery Tour. Take a bus for about 45 minutes inland and visit two wineries. At one you will get a tour. At both you will do tasting. The wine isn't really that good. But the L.A.Cetto Winery is pretty. I've been on it twice and it just makes for a pleasant few hours. And... it is inexpensive.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

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