Hacienda de Letras (Pabellon de Arteaga, Aguascalientes, Mexico)
It’s always hard to try and showcase a city and a state (the Mexican equivalent of a province) when you are pretty much a recent transplant. So when my good friend Air came to visit me in Aguascalientes, it was a bit difficult to think of what to do. I asked a colleague of mine at work and he recommended to visit the Hacienda de Letras vineyard and hacienda. While not exactly in the city of Aguascalientes, but a little up north, 20 minutes drive to be exact, or even less, in the small municipality of Pabellon de Arteaga, Hacienda de Letras is a lovely day visit.
We walked through the property and visited the vineyard. Obviously we didn’t see actual blooming vineyards (and couldn’t taste the grapes), but when the time comes, I’ll probably come back to check it out.
We did walk around the property and enjoyed a quick walking tour of the facilities for wine production.
You can purchase a full tour and a 3 glasses-flight tasting for $200 Mexican pesos (less than $20 USD) or a 6 glasses’ flight for $100 Mexican pesos (you can then add on top the tour). We only got a 3 courses’ flight (which was $75 Mexican pesos) as I was driving and I really couldn’t drink that much.
The architecture was absolutely lovely, typical of the colonial Mexico I have known and adored. The Hacienda de Letras even has a chapel!
I can’t recommend visiting Hacienda de Letras enough. It was fun, entertaining and something out of the ordinary. And really not expensive nor time consuming, gas included. You do need to check and look closely for the entry to San Luis de Letras, the little community where Hacienda de Letras sits.
Disclosure:I paid for both of our tastings. The owners did not know I blog, nor did we receive any special treatment. As always, I retain full editorial control over everything I publish on my site.