Exclusive Tequila Experience with Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

In Play, Puerto Vallarta, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Ever wanted to learn how Mexico’s favorite spirit is made? Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has a luxurious experience for you, complete with a private plane, a picnic in the agave fields and a tasting at one of Mexico’s oldest tequila houses.

After traveling to Tequila in the northern portion of the state of Jalisco via private plane or luxury car, guests will arrive to Casa San Matías, one of Mexico’s oldest tequila houses in the business. Here experience participants will have the opportunity to learn traditional and modern tequila making processes, cutting agave leaves, learning how to cook the plant, and the grinding, processing and distilling methods.

Set on the beautiful agave plantations along the mineral rich red soils, a Mexican picnic at the Hacienda San Matías is also served paired with San Matías’ finest tequilas. Following lunch, guests will enjoy a tequila tasting, where they will learn the differences in the spirit’s characteristics and create a bespoke tequila blend to take home in a Huichol-designed bottle. Concluding the experience, visitors can explore the rest of Casa San Matías and its tequila cellar where they’ll receive an artisan Mexican keepsake.

For two, the tequila tasting experience starts at $8,244 for air travel and $3,544 for land travel. The rates include three nights accommodations and a la carte gourmet meals.

For more information, visit: vallarta.grandvelas.com

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