Friday, February 04, 2011

Ensenada

The last stop of the cruise was Ensenada. Since we didn't have time to research Ensenada we asked around about what we should be doing. Basically there were two shore excursions: (1) go see the blowhole and (2) take a wine tour. Well, I couldn't say blowhole without giggling and we weren't really sure about a wine tour since we had been on a wine tour in Italy and seriously, what could be better than that? But we decided on the wine tour anyway.

I don't know why, but most people did not get off the boat that day, which made our wine trip really nice. The tour consisted of less than 40 people and that was it. Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and spoke very good English. The first stop was to L.A. Cetto winery and vineyards. It was huge. HUGE! They created all kinds of reds and white wines and olive oil too. We tasted two reds and two whites, a dessert wine, and the olive oil. The tour guide at L.A. Cetto told funny jokes but her accent was so thick that you could barely understand her.

Fields and fields of vineyards.

The even had a bullfighting ring!!

And now onto the tasting!

After L.A. Cetto my belly was starting to get warm, but the day was not over. Our next stop was an "artisan" winery, Dona Lupe's. Here we tasted another four wines and had some homemade pizza. The wine here was sooooo yummy and the pizza was to die for. By the end of this tasting I was feeling pretty good!


Although we were hesitant to go on this tour, this was far and away our most favorite day of the entire trip. We walked away with two bottles of wine, a jar of jalapeno jam, and a bottle of olive oil as a gift for my parents. I even made a friend:

El gato!

After all that wine tasting, though, I needed a nap. Back to the ship we went...

3 comments:

Caratunk Girl said...

I have enjoyed reading about your "ports of call" thanks for the pictures!

Kelly said...

Isn't it funny how some of the best things in life are unexpected?

Colleen said...

I'm totally giggling at the "blowhole" comment. I must be immature too! :)