Top choice in Guadalajara Region

If you have time for only one distillery tour while in Tequila country, make it this one. Here you'll see the entire process, from piña harvesting to bottling and labeling, up close, and mostly done in the traditional manner. Some of the items used, including brick ovens, tahona (stone mill) and charcoal firing pits, are positive heirlooms and the product – be it blanco (white), reposado (rested) or añejo (aged) is delectable. Be sure to call in advance, tours are offered by reservation only.

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1. Tres Mujeres

5.13 MILES

Free Spanish- and English-language tours are available at the high-end 100% agave distillery Tres Mujeres, where some 40 different tequilas are produced,…

2. Casa Herradura

5.21 MILES

The romantic old Hacienda de San José del Refugio is where Herradura tequila is distilled. It is one of Mexico’s prettiest distilleries, with regularly…

3. Hacienda La Cofradia

11.01 MILES

Two kilometers south of Tequila sits the beautiful Hacienda La Cofradia estate where the 100% blue agave Casa Noble tequila brand is distilled. The…

4. Guachimontones Archaeological Site

11.11 MILES

Just 40km west of Guadalajara is the fascinating and distinctive archaeological site known as Guachimontones – one of the only ancient ruins in the world…

5. Museo Nacional del Tequila

12.27 MILES

Set in an old colonial building just off the main plaza and spread over five rooms, this museum does a good job of illustrating the history of tequila…

6. Mundo Cuervo

12.29 MILES

Just opposite Tequila's main plaza and immediately recognisable by the enormous statue of a crow (cuervo in Spanish), Mundo Cuervo, which is owned by the…

7. Perseverancia Distillery

12.32 MILES

Basic tours of Casa Sauza's Perseverancia Distillery last one hour. Longer tours of the estate, lasting two hours, take in the agave fields and include…

8. Casa Sauza

12.33 MILES

The Casa Sauza estate invokes Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic fairy tale The Secret Garden. The colonial-style grounds are adorned with Italianate…