The ideal follow-up to our Valley of Tequila experience, this Highlands tequila tour is designed for the serious aficionado looking to delve further into the world of tequila knowledge.
This densely packed experience is built around some of the oldest tequila-producing families in the region, from whom you’ll learn directly in the villages of Arandas, Jesús María and Atotonilco El Alto.
Los Altos de Jalisco—the Highlands region—is famous for the red iron-rich soil that makes it one of Mexico’s most productive agricultural areas. Blue agave was planted here in the late 19th century, and the first tequila distilleries were built shortly thereafter. This itinerary has a strong emphasis on old-school tahona production—the two-ton stone wheel historically used to crush cooked agave. From mule-drawn traditional use, to genius mechanical upgrades, there is no other way to see more tahona in a few days.
Like all our experiences, this tour features immersive learning—you’ll engage all your senses around traditional brick ovens, fermentation tanks, copper alembic stills, barrel houses, laboratories, and master-class level private tastings with some of the brightest minds in the industry. We take a holistic approach to exploring the region through the people, food, music, and the deep folk knowledge behind mezcal to create a truly unforgettable cultural experience