Wine Tours and Trips Calendar
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Wine Tours and Trips Calendar

We offer many different types of tours around Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende and other destinations. From day trips to weekend getaways, below is a summary of our tours through our tour company Heart of Mexico Wine Tours. Click on any link and it will take you to our sister website with more details about…

Why Tour the Heart of Mexico With Wine Experts
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Why Tour the Heart of Mexico With Wine Experts

Mexico has been making wine longer than any other country in the Americas, a full 242 years longer than the oldest winery in the United States. But for social, religious and governmental reasons wine has not been fully embraced by the native population. This country has been a tequila, brandy and beer culture for hundreds…

The Mexican Art Gift Guide of Handcrafts You Love
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The Mexican Art Gift Guide of Handcrafts You Love

  Has this ever happened to you? You spend your vacation in some place fabulous, surrounded by the colors, sights, and smells of ancient traditions. You want to share your new love of this culture with your friends and family back home, so you pick up some souvenirs for them; some earrings for your neighbor,…

The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for San Miguel de Allende
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The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for San Miguel de Allende

It’s easy to fall in love with San Miguel de Allende. The beautiful colors, Baroque architecture and incredible rooftop restaurants all contribute to the charm of the city. Artisans have been flocking to San Miguel de Allende for almost 80 years because of its artistic beauty and mild climate. My mother even mentioned that she would…

Where to Dine in San Miguel de Allende
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Where to Dine in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende may be known as an artist community and expat haven, but the town is also known for it’s incredible restaurants. Mexican cuisine reigns in this colorful town with regional specialties from the Yucatan to Oaxaca. But for those with more finicky palates, or for locals who just want something different, international…

San Miguel Wine Tours With Wine Experts
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San Miguel Wine Tours With Wine Experts

San Miguel de Allende has been charming visitors for decades with its colorful streets, art and mercados. Conde Nast Traveler readers have named San Miguel de Allende the Best Small City in the World in 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021, and 2022. We won’t be surprised if they are number one again in 2023.  And…

The Best and Worst Time of Year To Visit Central Mexico
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The Best and Worst Time of Year To Visit Central Mexico

When we tell people we live in Queretaro, Mexico, the usual response is “Where’s that?” What people know about Mexico is abbreviated to beaches, cruises and biased media reports. Yes, Mexico has some beautiful beaches on both coasts. A cruise is a nice introduction to Mexico, but it is only a glimpse of what Mexico…

Unique Wineries to Visit Near San Miguel de Allende
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Unique Wineries to Visit Near San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende has been named the Best Small City in the World in 2017, 2018 and 2020 by Conde Naste Traveler readers, and rightly so. Its location in the heart of wine country probably had something to do it. You can’t beat a combination of colonial architecture, colorful festivals, fine dining and wine…

Wine, Food, and Music at a Mexican Vendimia
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Wine, Food, and Music at a Mexican Vendimia

Vendimias have been celebrated for thousands of years marking the end of the grape harvest and all the dedication to the vines for the past year. These huge parties were a way to make work fun with food, laughter and music. Today, instead of grape stomping with our feet, we use machines to separate and…

Once Upon a Time in Mexico Film Locations
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico Film Locations

Movies about Mexico seem to be centered around the cartel,depressing living conditions, and gun violence. (Can we say stereotype?) It’sno wonder Americans believe it’s “dangerous” to go to Mexico. One of ourfavorite movies, Once Upon a Time in Mexico has all that and more. It’s a story of love, revenge, strategic political crap, and witty…

Artistic Expressions in San Miguel de Allende
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Artistic Expressions in San Miguel de Allende

For over 70 years, San Miguel de Allende has well been known as an artisan community and expat haven. Travel & Leisure has named it the Best City in the World in 2017 and 2018 and we can see why. Cobblestone streets, multi-colored buildings, a culinary scene that ranges from street food to fine dining,…

Christmas Lights and Decorations in San Miguel de Allende
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Christmas Lights and Decorations in San Miguel de Allende

  As we get older the presents matter less to us, and the experiences matter more. Our Christmas tree is full of souvenirs from our travels, but there’s always space for more ornaments and lights. If we had unlimited funds for Christmas lights and decorations, I’m sure I could compete against any of the Disney…