Casa Herradura Tequila Distillery
On a Casa Herradura tour discover the secrets of tequila production, from harvesting and crushing the agaves to the fine art of fermentation and distillation. A master tequilier guides you through a tasting of the different varieties produced on site, from the premium 100 percent agave blanco (white) and añejo (aged) tequilas that are sold under the Herradura name, to popular mixed blends like El Jimador and New Mix.
To avoid the hassle of driving, join a tour departing from Guadalara. Many day-trip packages with round-trip transportation stop at the distillery, as well as the town of Tequila, for more tastings. Or, catch a ride on the Tequila Herradura Express; its historic railway route is set against a backdrop of blue agave fields and sweeping mountains. Tickets are included in some tour options.
Things to Know Before You Go
Casa Herradura is ideal for returning visitors to Mexico’s tequila country who want to experience a new destination, or for first-timers on a tight schedule.
Customizable, English-language tour options are offered at Casa Herradura, and a company store is located on-site.
Many travelers choose to combine a visit to Casa Herradura with a trip to Tequila.
How to Get There
From Guadalajara the most popular way to reach Casa Herradura is via the Tequila Herradura Express train. But, you also can reach the distillery in around an hour by public bus. Head to the Old Bus Station (Central Vieja) and look for buses labeled “Amatitán.” Alternatively, book a tour that includes round-trip transportation.
When to Get There
Casa Herradura is closed on Mondays; English-language tours are offered three times daily from Tuesday to Sunday. Booking in advance is recommended but not necessary. Travelers who don’t do well with baking heat may fare better by visiting during winter, although crowds will be fewer in the down season from June to September.
What to Do In Amatitán
Casa Herradura, with its traditional haciendas and comprehensive tasting tours, is the main draw of Amatitán. However, take some time before or after your excursion to wander the dusty streets of this tiny town, take photos in the emblematic agave fields, or stop by another Amatitán distillery, Tres Mujeres.
- Jose Cuervo Distillery (Fábrica La Rojeña)
- Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Zapopan)
- University of Guadalajara Museum of the Arts (MUSA)
- Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento
- Plaza de Armas
- Guadalajara Historic Center (Centro Histórico)
- Degollado Theater (Teatro Degollado)
- Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres
- Guadalajara Cathedral
- Guadalajara Wax Museum (Museo de Cera de Guadalajara)
- Governor's Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)
- Tequila Sightseeing Trains