Vendimia 2018

 

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The Valle de Guadalupe Fiestas de la Vendimia (Wine Harvest Festival) will take place this year from July 26-August 19, 2018. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Vendimia.

The Vendimia is a series of elite parties and events held mostly at individual wineries. Galas, dinners, wine tastings and grand parties celebrate the harvest season for the grapes and showcase the local cuisine and wine. There are a few larger events hosted by the Provino (the organization that puts on the festival) where many of the wineries are present and thousands of people join together to enjoy the local wine and regional cuisine. Those events include the Muestra del Vino (wine tasting event) that kicks off the Vendimia, and the Concurso de Paellas (Paella contest) that closes the Vendimia.

Tickets for all events should be purchased in advance and as soon as possible (the most popular events sell out quickly). Tickets for most events tend to be expensive, but there are a few free events and some more affordable ones as well. Hotels should also be booked early as the valley fills up quickly during Vendimia. Check out our list of Valle de Guadalupe hotels. We recommend staying in Ensenada or Rosarito if the Valle de Guadalupe is booked.

The full Vendimia 2018 schedule has not yet been released but as events are scheduled we will be adding them to the calendar below. Please contact the organizers directly using the information provided below if you need more information about tickets or the event. Please note that information and events are subject to change.

Visit our Valle de Guadalupe page for basic information about the Guadalupe Valley as well as our recommendations for some hotels, wineries, restaurants and activities in the region. If you’re driving to Baja, don’t forget your Mexican auto insurance which Discover Baja can provide.

 

Vendimia 2018 Schedule:

 

Thursday, July 26:
Salón del Vino 2018
Place:
Hotel Coral & Marina
Time:
6pm-10pm
Price: $1,200 MXN pesos
Inaugural event of the Harvest Festival. Under a professional and educational environment, guests have the opportunity to taste more than 100 labels of high-end wine (premium) of 51 wineries of Baja California, while meeting the winemakers. The program includes lectures and guided tastings, and an impressive sampling of regional food.

 

Saturday, July 28:
Art & Wine with Cava Maciel by Agua de Vid
Place: Agua de Vid
Time: 3pm-11pm
Price: $3,400 MXN pesos
Information: 011-52-664-231-7784, contacto@aguadevid.com

 

Friday, August 3:
Muestra del Vino 2018

Place: Riviera del Pacifico in Ensenada
Time: 7pm
Price: $790 pesos
The kickoff to the Vendimia takes place at one of the most iconic buildings in Ensenada, the Riviera del Pacifico. This event is hosted by the Provino and features wine from over 50 wineries, regional food, and music. Must be 18 years old to attend. Read about the DBTC experience at Muestra del Vino.

 

Saturday, August 4:
“Una Década con Retorno” One Decade with Retorno
Place: Retorno Winery
Time: 5pm-11pm
Price: $980 MXN pesos
Information: info@vinicolaretorno.com or 011-52-646-151-9247
Campestre dinner with live music accompanied by vertical wine tasting and presentation of Retorno’s wine “Decada”

 

Saturday, August 4:
Los Tigres del Norte with the Baja California Symphony
Place: Castillo Ferrer Winery
Time: 5pm-11pm
Price: $500 MXN pesos
Information: info@castilloferrer.com
Lovers of banda music and wine will not want to miss this unique concert with Los Tigres del Norte

 

Saturday, August 4:
“Cena de Gala Adobe Guadalupe” Gala Dinner at Adobe Guadalupe
PlaceAdobe Guadalupe
Time: 6pm
Price: $175 US
Information: reservations@adobeguadalupe.com or 011-52-155-2094
Five-course dinner by invited chef with wine pairing and live music. Pre-dinner cocktail reception with appetizers and presentation of Adobe Guadalupe Aztec horses. During the cocktail reception guests will also have the opportunity to try wine from 30 different wineries that will be auctioned off in lots to help support local social projects such as the ALAS Foundation from UABC, and maintenance for the community park in el Porvenir.

 

Saturday, August 4:
Twilight Concert at Monte Xanic
PlaceMonte Xanic Winery
Time: 7pm
Information: reservaciones@montexanic.com.mx011-52-646-174-6155
Monte Xanic presents their exclusive twilight concert featuring Ara Malikian and then a celebration of Argentina’s rock group Soda Estereo.

 

Sunday, August 5:
“Mujeres Divinas” Divine Women at Lechuza
PlaceLechuza Winery
Time: 6pm-10pm
Price: $153 US
Information: vinoslechuza@gmail.com
Five incredible female chefs will accompany femail winemaker Kristin Shute for a five-course meal celebrating the harvest and highlighting Mexican culture and cuisine.

 

Sunday, August 5:
“Una Noche en Casa de Piedra” A Night at Casa de Piedra
PlaceCasa de Piedra
Time: 7:30pm-11pm
Information: 044-646-156-5267 or rp@vyva.mx

 

Thursday, August 9:
“Fiesta en el Valle” Party in the Valley
Place: Parque el Porvenir, Valle de Guadalupe
Time: 5pm
Price: FREE
This free event offers wine tastings, food and artisanal crafts from the Valle de Guadalupe.

 

Friday, August 10:
“Regredando a Vendimia” Returning to the Harvest
PlaceVinícola Vinisterra
Time: 5:30pm
Price: $1,700 MXN pesos
Information: miguelolano@vinisterra.com or 011-52-646-178-3350
Enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars with the team from Vinisterra winery after participating in an experience picking grapes from the vineyards.

 

Friday, August 10:
“Así Se Va a Las Estrellas”
PlaceFinca La Carrodilla
Time: 7pm
Price: $3,500 MXN pesos
Information: relacionespublicasvitipc@gmail.com or 011-52-646-174-7471
Chef Edgar Nuñez and Tomas Kalika will serve a dinner and that will be paired with wine from Finca La Carrodilla.

 

Saturday, August 11:
“Celebrando 10 Años de Hacienda Guadalupe” Celebrating 10 years of Hacienda Guadalupe
PlaceHacienda Guadalupe
Time: 6pm-11:30pm
Price: $2,200 MXN pesos
Information: info@haciendaguadalupe.com or 011-52-646-155-2859 or 60
Celebrating ten years of Hacienda Guadalupe with an event that will include cocktail hour on the roof followed by a dinner paired with wine.

 

Saturday, August 11:
The Art of Blending In
PlaceVena Cava Winery
Time: 5pm
Price: $3,500 MXN pesos
Information: info@venacavawine.com 011-52-646-156-8053
Begin your evening with a welcome cocktail before joining Vena Cava winemaker, Phil Gregory, in creating a special blend of wine. Followed by dinner with pairing by Chef Diego Hernández of Corazón de Tierra.

 

Tuesday, August 14:
“Carne y Vino” Meat & Wine
Place: Cava Maciel Winery
Time: 3pm
Price: $800 MXN pesos
Information: administracion@cavamaciel.com or 011-52-646-161-8471
One of the first pairing connections that comes to mind is meat and wine. Cava Maciel decided to honor this duo with a casual event.

 

Thursday, August 16:
11th Street Festival
Place: CEART Ensenada, Plaza de las Artes, Plaza Norte y Terraza
Time: 4pm
Price: free
Information: 011-52-646-173-43-07
Live music, performances, clowns, visual arts, break dancing and other expressions of urban art.

 

Thursday, August 16:
“Cena Maridaje Aniversario por Corona del Valle” Anniversary Dinner and Wine Pairing for Corona del Valle
PlaceCorona del Valle Winery
Time: 5pm
Price: $2,000 MXN pesos
Information: reservas@coronadelvalle.com.mx or 011-52-646-116-2440
Dinner by Chef Jesús Chaves accompanied by wine pairing

 

Thursday, August 16:
“Placeres Eternos por Lechuza” Eternal Pleasures by Lechuza
PlaceFinca la Divina
Time: 6pm
Price: $2,855 MXN pesos
Information: 011-52-646-155-3238
An intimate evening between friends with wine, food, and cigars. Dinner from Chef Javier Plascencia with wine from Lechuza Winery.

 

Thursday, August 16:
“La Singularidad de Republiqué” The Uniqueness of Republique at Lomita
PlaceHacienda La Lomita
Time: 7pm
Price: $3,500 MXN pesos
Information: relacionespublicasvitipc@gmail.com or 011-52-646-174-7471
Dinner from Chef Walter Manzke and Margarita Manske from the restaurant Republique. This event takes place on two nights, August 16th and 17th.

 

Friday, August 17:
“Renacimiento” Rebirth at Clos de Tres Cantos
PlaceClos de Tres Cantos Winery
Time: 7pm
Price: $120 US
Information: mariabcnd@prodigy.net.mx
Cultural and musical presentation

 

Friday, August 17:
“Herencia Norte por Bodegas F. Rubio” North Heritage by Bodegas F. Rubio
PlaceBodegas F. Rubio Winery
Time: 5pm-9pm
Price: $120 US
Information: reservaciones@bodegasfrubio.com or 011-52-646-156-8046
Celebration of the abundance of the wine harvest through a campestre style menu that represents the cuisine of the cowboy and rodeo parties of Baja California. Dinner by guest chefs from Baja California accompanied by wines paired by Bodegas F. Rubio.
Cooking:
Chef Ruffo Ibarra from ORYX Capital
Chef Hermila Corbala by Milly Sweets
Chef Roberto Alcocer from MALVA Cocina from Baja California
Chef Alex Rubio of Parcela 70

 

Friday, August 17:
“Del Huerto y El Viñedo” From the Garden and Vineyard (Finca Altozano, Madera 5/Cava Aragón 126, and Las Nubes Winery)
PlaceFinca Altozano
Time: 6pm
Price: $2,750 pesos
Information: 011-52-646-156-8045
Six-course dinner and wine pairing from chef Javier Plascencia and guest chefs. Wines from Las Nubes and Madera 5.

 

Friday, August 17:
“Casta se Vive de Noche por Casta de Vinos” Casta Lives at Night by Casta de Vinostoma
PlaceCasta de Vinos
Time: 7pm
Price: $2,255 pesos
Information: 011-52-664-200-2357
Ten-course dinner by Baja Terra by Chef Bryan Aguilar and unlimited wines from Casta, with commemorative glass.

 

Friday, August 17:
“La Singularidad de Republiqué” The Uniqueness of Republique at Lomita
PlaceHacienda La Lomita
Time: 7pm
Price: $3,500 MXN pesos
Information: relacionespublicasvitipc@gmail.com or 011-52-646-174-7471
Dinner from Chef Walter Manzke and Margarita Manske from the restaurant Republique. This event takes place on two nights, August 16th and 17th.

 

Saturday, August 18:
“Verbena Santo Tomás” Santo Tomás Festival
PlaceBodegas de Santo Tomás
Time: 11am
Price: FREE
Information: 011-52-646-178-0829
Locals and visitors are invited to attend this large festival featuring food, wine, and music, organized by the oldest winery in Baja California.

 

Saturday, August 18:
“Hilar Cocina y Vino Hilo Negro”
PlaceHilo Negro
Time: 3pm
Price: $2,300 MXN pesos
Information: 011-52-646-171-7599 or ricardosg@vinohilonegro.com
Dinner and wine pairing with special guest Chef Ricardo Robles from Restaurante Las Trojes in Toluca, México.

 

Saturday, August 18:
Wine Fest at Castillo Ferrer
PlaceCastillo Ferrer
Time: 4pm
Price: $850-$2,000 MXN pesos
Wine, music, and food come together for this great event featuring regional chefs, food trucks, wine, craft beer, and live music.

 

Saturday, August 18:
“El Origen Cuenta por Viñedo Aldo Cesar Palafox”
PlaceViñedo Aldo Cesar Palafox (Valle de la Grulla)
Time: 3pm
Price: $1,800 MXN pesos
Information: vinospalafox@hotmail.com or 011-52-646-174-5035
Enjoy a magnificent evening of dinner and a beautiful concert in our gardens overlooking the vineyards. You will taste a gastronomic sample prepared by Chef Giannina Gavaldon paired with wines from Palafox. There will be a welcome cocktail, grape stomping contest, concert, music, and dancing

 

Saturday, August 18:
“Cena Maridaje Atardecer Romántico” Romantic Evening at Chateau Camou
PlaceChateau Camou
Time: 6:30pm
Information: info@ccamou.com or 011-52-646-177-2221
A romantic evening of dinner and wine pairing.

 

Sunday, August 19:
“Concurso de Paellas ‘Ramón Garcia Ocejo’” Paella Contest
PlaceViña de Liceaga
Time: 12 noon
This huge event concludes the Vendimia festival with more than 50 winemakers presenting over 130 different wines. 90 teams will make paella, competing for first place. This is one of the most popular events of Vendimia and tickets sell out fast. Read about the DBTC experience at the Concurso de Paella.

 

 

 

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