For most of us, when we hear the word tequila we think of the delicious Mexican spirit. However, there is more to it, as this is also the name of a town in Jalisco, Mexico. And it is not just any town, but the town where tequila comes from. Here is where blue agave is planted and harvested later to be used in the production of the drink. If we had thought about traveling to Mexico, a trip to Tequila is a must for any aficionado of this magnificent drink.
There are many activities we can do whenever we decide to go on a trip to Tequila, as this magical town has a long story. To begin with, we can take a tour and visit the blue agave fields. We can also explore the town and admire its gorgeous colonial architecture and taste their food. Also, seeing actual jimadores harvesting the agave first hand is an amazing experience. Lastly, we can learn so much about the tequila process if we visit any of the distilleries we can find here.
Visit the Blue Agave Fields
One of the main attractions of planning a trip to tequila is being able to admire the beautiful landscapes of the blue agave fields. It is so beautiful that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, reaffirming its breathtaking charm. Besides the blue agave fields, we can also see plenty of different distilleries, factories, and haciendas, which only enrichen the wonderful view.
Explore the Magical Town
Even when tequila and agave encompass the traditional identity of this town, there are plenty of other attractions that make a trip to tequila worth taking. Officially known as Santiago de Tequila, this town offers a fascinating history and charming views. Visiting the church in the main square is enough to make this trip worth taking. Also, wandering through the town’s colonial houses and buildings, and cobblestone streets is a unique experience.
See Agave Harvest First Hand
Any tequila aficionado and connoisseur would be fascinated if they got to see agave being harvested first hand. This is possible in this magical town. Cultivating agave is an ancient tradition that originated in Jalisco. Because of the many tours available, visiting the agave fields and the distilleries is one of the main attractions. During any of these tours, we can get to meet the jimadores who are responsible for harvesting the agave and preparing it for the rest of the process.
Learn About the Tequila Process
If we want to learn more about the tequila process and experience it first hand, taking a trip to Tequila is the way to go. We can visit the oldest distillery in town, or La Rojeña, which has produced the Jose Cuervo tequila for quite a while now. The offer many guided tours, which gives visitors the chance to see the entire process of tequila production. From the chopping and cooking of the agave hearts to the tequila tasting labs, we get a one-of-a-kind experience.