We have a special treat for our tour guests, for our next Tucson History & Libation Walking Tour on Sunday, November 19, 2017. If you have not been on this tour, now is the time. Our participant list is limited to 20. Read on. Sign up now!
Southern Arizona Guide has procured a few extremely rare bottles of wine made from heirloom grapes first introduced to our Sonoran Desert by Father Eusebio Kino over 300 years ago. Props to the fine people at the Mission Garden who were most helpful in helping us procure this treasure.
We have wine from grapes, but also from heirloom pomegranates (which should be interesting). When our tour group arrives at El Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, docents will share some food tastings from the Spanish era to accompany our heritage wine tastings. This is a first for both the Presidio and Southern Arizona Guide.
This walking tour starts in the Courtyard of the Mercado on West Congress Street at 10:00 AM. After a brief orientation, we board the Modern Streetcar and our journey back in time begins as we visit historically important locations and meet some of folks who lived here back in the day when Tucson was the only walled city in America.
The tour ends at the historic train depot for a fine lunch and libations at Maynards Market & Kitchen.
While we hop on and off the streetcar, actual walking is about 2 miles total. The tour, including lunch, is about 4 hours total: roughly 10 AM to 2 PM. Wear comfortable shoes, dress in layers and bring your camera.