The Valle de Guadalupe Fiestas de la Vendimia (Wine Harvest Festival) will take place this year from July 25-August 18, 2019. This year marks the 29th 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 main events for the 2019 Vendimia are listed 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 2019 Schedule:
Thursday, July 25:
Salón del Vino 2019
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 from Baja California wineries, while meeting the winemakers. The program includes lectures and guided tastings, and an impressive sampling of regional food.
Friday, August 2:
Muestra del Vino 2019
Place: Riviera del Pacifico in Ensenada
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.
Thursday, August 8:
“Fiesta en el Valle” Party in the Valley
Place: Parque el Porvenir, Valle de Guadalupe
This free event offers wine tastings, food and artisanal crafts from the Valle de Guadalupe.
Sunday, August 18:
“Concurso de Paellas ‘Ramón Garcia Ocejo’” Paella Contest
Place: Viña de Liceaga
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.