Make Your Own Wine
For serious oenophiles, 12 hours and around $36,000 is all that’s needed to experience Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Over-the-Top Wine Lovers Experience for two with two-star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the all-inclusive property offers 300-plus ocean-view suites, each over 1,200 square feet with a private terrace and plunge pool. The package includes a three-night stay in a Grand Class suite, wine-infused spa treatments (a red wine bath and grape mud massage), and a chance to make your own vintage.
Participants fly two hours by private jet from the resort to the burgeoning wine country Valle de Guadalupe on the northern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Led by vintner Don Pedro Poncelis Jr., the private tour covers three wineries, with six varietal tastings at each. Sip Gran Ricardo at Monte Xanic; Gran Amado, Sombrero, and Grimau at Viñas de Garza; and Vino de Piedra and Espuma de Piedra at Casa de Piedra. The final destination allows guests to make their own custom blend from a variety of vintages and varietals. A multicourse tasting menu by Schutte is served among the grape vines at a table for two. “We modeled our wine getaway after the most exclusive ones in France,” says Poncelis Jr. “But this is unique because it is to Mexico’s lesser-known but highly regarded wine region in Ensenada.” grandvelas.com