The experience is available exclusively for guests of the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit as part of the Velas Spirited Experiences Series which also includes an Over-the-Top Wine Getaway to Ensenada at Grand Velas Los Cabos.
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 a couple, the Tequila Tasting Experience starts at $8,244 USD for air travel or $3,544 for land travel. The all-inclusive rates also include three nights luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information on Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, visit http://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.