Take a Tequila Tour!

Church, Tequila, MexicoThe Jose Cuervo Express, Tequila MexicoAgave fields from the Jose Cuervo ExpressAgave fields from the Jose Cuervo ExpressViews of the agave fields from the Jose Cuervo ExpressBlue agave, Tequila MexicoBlue agave preparation, Tequila MexicoDarley Newman and master “jimador”blue agave preparation Tequila, MexicoPinas getting ready for processing at La RojeñaPinas getting ready for processing at La Rojeñasaddle collection at the old haciendaSouvenir shot glassBarrel in the Reserva de la Familia Cellar at La Rojeña in Tequila
1 / 14 Photos
In addition to being a potent and complex drink, Tequila is also a town in Mexico, and a lovely place to visit in its own right.
Darley Newman
All aboard the Jose Cuervo Express! This is a fun way to see the area stops in the town of Tequila.
Darley Newman
Views of the agave fields where tequila's main ingredient is grown, as seen from the Jose Cuervo Express train.
Darley Newman
A ride on the Cuervo Express (we mean the train!) is relaxing and offers lovely views.
Darley Newman
We like to mix our tequila with some tasty scenery, and the region certainly obliges.
Darley Newman
The jimador during the cutting and preparing of the blue agave to be sent to the distillery.
Darley Newman
The prepping of blue agave for tequila is labor-intensive.
Darley Newman
Budget Travel Contributing Editor Darley Newman with the master jimador, who learned the craft from his parents.
Observing the arduous process of preparing blue agave is a learning experience for those who only know the delicious fruits of this labor.
Darley Newman
Piñas getting ready for processing at La Rojeña.
Darley Newman
The process by which piñas are prepared is another attraction foodies should not miss.
Darley Newman
The saddle collection at the old hacienda provides a window into another way of life.
Darley Newman
The setup for Darley's at-home tequila tasting, with souvenir shot glass included!
Darley Newman
Signed barrel in the Reserva de la Familia Cellar at La Rojeña in Tequila.
Darley Newman

Tequila is not only a tasty and potent Mexican libation. It's also a place you'll love to visit. Here, BT Contributing Editor Darley Newman takes you behind the scenes where tequila is made.

Related Content