Uncovering the Unique Wine Regions of San Miguel de Allende

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Carol Johnston

  • San Miguel de Allende

  • Arts & Culture

  • Food & Wine

  • Mexico

  • Outdoors

  • Local Food

  • Entertainment

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Curator’s statement

San Miguel de Allende is a popular city for American expats and tourists. You will find a beautiful, colonial city with cobblestone streets and neo-gothic and baroque architecture. While most might think of tequila rather than wine in this region, vineyards are plentiful and some of the local wines are gaining international attention. San Miguel de Allende has a plethora of Mediterranean-influenced restaurants, many with rooftop dining and bars with incredible views of the city and its churches. This itinerary blends wine tourism and a vibrant local art scene with a bit of luxurious relaxation.

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Day 1: Arrive in San Miguel de Allende

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An easy transfer can be arranged from either Queretaro (QRO) or Guanajuato (BJX) airports. The Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is recommended for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Day 2: Tasting at Tres Raices and Lunch at Cuna de Tierra

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Tasting at Tres Raices with cheese board and 4 course lunch with pairing at Cuna de Tierra These two wineries have top quality wines and a wonderful tasting experience. The clay and volcanic soils set the stage for some impressive wines. Tres Raices exhibits beautiful stone and Corten, modern architecture surrounded by vineyards. The name refers both to the founder's three children and the roots of the vines as the key to a healthy plant. Cuna de Tierra also boasts am award-winning architectural design along with vineyards with strong connections to France. A meal here is necessary!

Day 3: A City Tour of San Miguel de Allende

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A city tour of San Miguel de Allende is a must! If you are not already a fan of murals by Pedro Martínez and David Alfaro Siqueiros, you will be. A knowledgeable guide will help to uncover the secrets of these murals along with the amazing wonders of the use of perspective.

After walking the hilly streets of San Miguel de Allende, take advantage of the pool and spa at the Rosewood hotel. Tip: I had the best ever leg and foot massage at their spa!

Day 4: Visiting More Wineries and Atotonilco

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A few more wineries to visit, along with a visit to Atotonilco, where you can see the sanctuary known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas. Suggested wineries include: Vinedo Los Arcangles, Hacienda San Bernardino, Vinedos San Lucas, Vinedos San Francisco, and San Jose la Vista.

Day 5: Visit to Guanajuato

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Visit Guanajuato city to see the historical silver mining city. This is the birthplace of Diego Rivera. You can visit the home of his infancy which shows both a restoration of his home at birth and an art gallery. The city itself is quite fascinating and worth a visit to learn about the conversion of the river to tunnels that now provide the flow of traffic.

Advisor - Carol Johnston

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to San Miguel de Allende. Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out my guide, Santorini: a Must See Island in Greece.