Ensenada Wine Festivals / Fiestas de la Vendimia 2009

2009 Wine Festival Program ~ Fiestas de la Vendimia

It's almost that time of year again to enjoy the culture, beauty and the gastronomic diversity of the wine country! Below is the 2009 program which includes the events at the best wineries in Baja. If you haven't visited the wine country before, the Secretary of Tourism has a wonderful and comprehensive online guide: Discover Baja California's Wine Country. The guide has information about this unique area, the wineries, attractions, dining, shopping, and lodging. It has links to the websites of many wineries and a map.

August 2009

THURSDAY the 6th
9:00 Hrs.
VI SEMINARIO INTERNACIONAL DE VITIVINICULTURA
Place: Hotel Coral and Marina
Organized by: INIFAP, FIRA, Fundación Produce B.C. y Asociacion de Vinicultores de Baja California.
Conferences on vineyard management and enological aspects in the production of quality wines.
Cost: $30.00 Dlls.

FRIDAY the 7th - Already Sold Out
19:00 Hrs.
19th WINE EXPERIENCE
Place: Centro Cívico y Cultural Riviera del Pacifico
Organized by: Asociación de Vinicultores de Baja California
A presentation of the wines, labels and vintages of Baja California, music, food tasting and art.
Cost: $300.00 - Already Sold Out

SATURDAY the 8th
8:30 Hrs.
GOLF TOURNAMENT - Copa Vendimia
Place: Real del Mar Golf Club, Km. 19.5 Carretera Escénica Tijuana-Ensenada
Organized by: Hotel Calafia y Vinos Bibayoff
Golf tournament, "Four man scramble" , wine tastings, exquisite food sampling, award dinner with prizes, raffle & auction.
Cost: $150.00 Dlls.

9:00 Hrs.
XVII CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL 'ENSENADA TIERRA DEL VINO'
Place: Hotel Coral and Marina
Organized by: Escuela de Enología y Gastronomía, de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Professional judges select the best wines in the competition.

9:00 Hrs.
WINEMAKER VISITS I
Place: Diversas Casas Vinícolas
Organized by: Asociación de Vinicultores de Baja California
Winemakers host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines.

13:00 Hrs.
TAUROVINOMAQUIA 'La fiesta mas brava del buen vino'
Place: Rancho San Gabriel, Km. 95, San Antonio de las Minas Bodegas de Santo Tomás
Organized by: Bodegas de Santo Tomás
Back to the origin, Bullfighting fiesta with the star from the Tauromaquia, music, and house wines, concert.
Cost: $750.00 pesos includes: welcome glass of wine, music, and conciert by 'La Quinta Estacion'

13:00 Hrs.
TAUROVINOMAQUIA - concierto
Place: Rancho San Gabriel, Km. 95, San Antonio de las Minas Bodegas de Santo Tomás
Organized by: Bodegas de Santo Tomás
Concert by 'La Quinta Estacion'
Cost: $500.00 pesos

14:00 Hrs.
WINE EXPERIENCE IN ROSARITO
Place: Centro Comercial Pabellón Rosarito Grand, Rosarito, B.C.
Organized by: Mexico Retail Advisor y Ensenada Vinos.
Exhibiton of different wines and produce of the Ensenada valleys. Live music. Food will be sold during the event.
Cost: $20.00 Dlls.

18:00 Hrs.
DOS EL EVENTO. . . HOMELESS - LESS HOME
Place: Ex - Pesquera Zapata
Organized by: Aborigen / Shimul
A unique experience in a venue without a roof. See the stars and enjoy the night.
Cost: $ 750.00 pesos

18:30 Hrs.
GALA DINNER
Place: Vinícola Adobe Guadalupe / Adobe Guadalupe Winery, Valle de Guadalupe
Organized by: Vinícola Adobe Guadalupe
Formal dinner and wine auction.
Cost: $100.00 Dlls

19:00 Hrs.
WINE AND SONGS
Place: "El Encuentro" en Rancho Tecate, Km. 10.5 Carr. Tecate-Ensenada
Organized by: Corredor Histórico CAREM, AC y Vinos Tanama
A sunset at El Encuentro, Rancho Tecate, music by the INNUENDO group of Mexicali, acompanied by hors-d'oeuvres and Tanama wines.
Cost: $500.00 pesos

SUNDAY the 9th
7:00 Hrs.
ENO-CABALGATA
Place: Viúedos Lafarga. Km 3 Camino Vecinal a San Antonio Necua.
Organized by: Adobe de Guadalupe, Paralelo, Monte Xanic, Chateau Camou y Lafarga
Enotourism on horseback, a trip of 20 km, visits-winetastings at wineries in the Guadalupe Valley and lunch. Walking pace.
Cost: $450.00 pesos

13:30 Hrs.
BOSQUE VIñA DE LICEAGA
Place: Vinícola Viúa de Liceaga / Viúa de Liceaga Winery, San Antonio de las Minas
Organized by: Vinícola Viúa de Liceaga
Habrá msica en vivo en el marco del bosque y los viúedos liceaga con derecho a copa conmemorativa y 3 degustaciones de vino de la casa. Asador campestre villa saverio s, servirá 4 diferentes asados se anexa men con costos.
Cost: $200.00 pesos

18:00 Hrs.
CONCIERTO DEL CREPúSCULO / SUNSET CONCERT
Place: Vinícola Monte Xanic / Monte Xanic Winery, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada B. C
Organized by: Vinícola Monte Xanic.
At our vineyard in Valle de Guadalupe, we present works from the classical repertoire, accompanied by fine cheeses and house wine.
Cost: $75.00 Dlls.

19:00 Hrs.
A NIGHT IN CASA DE PIEDRA
Place: Vinícola Casa de Piedra / Casa de Piedra Winery, Carretera Tecate Ensenada
Organized by: Vinícola Casa de Piedra
Music, wine, ambigu.
Costo: $1,200.00 pesos

MONDAY the 10th
18:00 Hrs.
II CONCIERTO DEL CREPúSCULO / SUNSET CONCERT
Place: Vinícola Monte Xanic / Monte Xanic Winery, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada B.C
Organized by: Vinícola Monte Xanic.
At our vineyard in Valle de Guadalupe, we present works from the classical repertoire, accompanied by fine cheeses and house wine.
Cost: $75.00 Dlls.

18:00 Hrs.
WINE AND FOOD - CASA DE PIEDRA
Place: Restaurante Laja
Organized by: Vinícola Casa de Piedra y Restaurante Laja.
Vertical wine tasting - Casa de Piedra.

TUESDAY the 11th
19:30 Hrs.
VINO, MúSICA Y SEMINARIO / WINE, MUSIC AND SEMINAR
Place: CECUT Tijuana
Organized by: Cofradía del Noble Vino de Tijuana.
Wine tasting, acompanied with fine chesse and hors-d'oeuvres.
Cost: $450.00 pesos

THURSDAY the 13th
18:00 Hrs.
SAMPLING OF WINES 2006, VIñAS DE GARZA WINERY
Place: Rancho Mogorcito, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, B.C.
Organized by: Vinícola Viúas de Garza
Winery tour followed by introduction and wine tasting, 2006 vintage. Music and appetizers.
Cost: Por invitacion

18:30 Hrs.
SINERGIA / SINERGY
Place: B&B La Villa del Valle, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, B. C.
Organized by: Sinergi Viticultura, Vinicola Fraternidad, Tierra de Gracia, Solsticio del Pacifico y Tintos del Norte 32
Wine presentation, wine and food pairing, music and contemporary art.
Cost: $1,300 pesos / $110.00 dlls.

FRIDAY the 14th
10:00 Hrs.
VENDIMIA GOLF OPEN 2009
Place: Bajamar
Organized by: Bajamar, Colectivo de Ensenada y Asociación de Vinicultores de Baja California Provino.
MORE INFO: Visit Vendimia Golf Open 2009

17:00 Hrs.
CHEESE PARTY
Place: Vinícola Viúa de Liceaga, San Antonio de las Minas
Organized by: Viúa de Liceaga Winery.
A variety of local cheeses, accompanied by house wine and music. Cost: $350.00 pesos

17:30 Hrs.
JAZZ AT EL MOGOR
Place: Mogor Badan Winery at Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada
Organized by: Vinícola Mogor Badan
Jazz concert with house wines and mediterranean empanadas.
Cost: $500.00 pesos

18:30 Hrs.
III WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE IN TECATE
Place: Salón de Eventos Los Peregrinos
Organized by: Restaurante Asao, Panadería El Mejor Pan de Tecate, Restaurante Misoho Sushi, Fitz Paellas, Cocina Don Juan, Rogavios Restaurant Tasting of Baja California wines and local restaurants, live music.
Cost: $200

19:00 Hrs.
OAXACA AL SON DE VINISTERRA
Place: Vinisterra Winery, San Antonio de las Minas
Organized by: Vinisterra y Cremería los globos
Guelaguetza celebration. Oaxaqueúo dinner with wine pairing. Dance and music.
Cost: $850 pesos

20:00 Hrs.
VIñAS PIJOAN - MANZANILLA ENCOUNTER
Place: Restaurante Manzanilla, Ensenada, B.C
Organized by: Viúas Pijoan y Restaurante Manzanilla
Tasting of Pijoan Wines with tapas from Manzanilla Restaurant.
Cost: $900.00 pesos - $75.00 Dlls.

SATURDAY the 15th
9:00 Hrs.
WINEMAKERS VISITS II
Place: Diversas Casas Vinícolas
Organized by: Asociación de Vinicultores de Baja California
The winemakers host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines.

13:00 Hrs.
WINE + LOBSTER, CHARDONNAY FESTIVAL
Place: Rancho San Gabriel Km. 95 Carr. Ensenada-Tecate.
Organized by: Bodegas de Santo Tomás
Lunch in our San Gabriel vineyard, lobster in different cooked style and wide selection of Chardonnays wines from several wineries of Baja California.
Cost: $450 pesos includes: welcome glass of wine, wine tasting - white wine, live music

16:00 Hrs.
RUSSIAN MEMORIES
Place: Toros Pintos, km 9.5, Carretera Nueva Guadalupe al Tigre
Organized by: Vinícola Bibayoff
Russian theme with music, food and wines.
Cost: $500.00 MNpesos

17:00 Hrs.
VINALIA RUSTICA
Place: Rancho Lafarga, San Antonio de las Minas
Organized by: Vitivinícola Tres Valles y Viúedos Lafarga
Music, food and wines.
Cost: $600.00 pesos

19:00 Hrs.
PARALELO
Place: Paralelo Winery, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada B.C
Organized by: Vinícola Casa de Piedra, Vinícola Paralelo
Proyecto Paralelo.
Cost: $800.00 pesos

SUNDAY the 16th
18:30 Hrs.
VELADA ITALIANA EN VILLA MONTEFIORI
Lugar: Montefiori Winery, Toros Pintos, Ejido El Provenir, Valle de Guadalupe
Organized by: Villa Montefiori
Italian soirée at Villa Montefiori, opera music in the vineyard, italian cuisine (traditional italian food) wine tasting, music.
Cost: $100.00 dlls.

TUESDAY the 18th
18:00 Hrs.
NOCHE DE COFRADíA EN ENSENADA
Place: Ensenada Cruise Port.
Organized by: Cofradía del Vino de Baja California
Wine pairing contest featuring the best restaurants and the best wineries.
Cost: $750.00 pesos

WEDNESDAY the 19th
19:00 Hrs.
13th WINE EXHIBITION IN MEXICALI
Place: Centro de Convenciones del Centro Estatal de las Artes de Baja California
Organized by: Cofradía del vino de Baja California, Capítulo Mexicali.
Tasting of selected wines acompanied with hors-d'oeuvres, music, art and wine topic lectures.
Cost: $350.00 pesos

THURSDAY the 20th
16:00 Hrs.
CELEBRATION IN THE VALLEY
Place: Parque de Ejido El Porvenir
Organized by: Asociación de Vinicultores de Baja California
Fiesta que rene las tradiciones del valle, msica, juegos, comida y vinos de las diferentes vinícolas.

FRIDAY the 21st
14:00 Hrs.
SANTO TOMAS STREET FAIR
Place: Bodegas Santo Tomás Calle Miramar de la 6ta. hasta la 8va
Organized by: Bodegas Santo Tomás, Ensenada, B. C.
Santo Tomas Street Fair with numerous artistic expressions, games, music, food and house wines. in company of several wineries from Baja California.
Cost: Free admission

18:30 Hrs.
A DELIGHTFUL SUMMER EVENING IN TECATE
Place: Restaurante Asao
Organized by: Restaurante Asao
Asao Restaurant prepares an Eight course dinner paring with Eight wines of different Baja California wineries, live guitar and piano music.
Cost: $1,000 pesos

19:00 Hrs.
EN LA ESCUELITA
Place: Escuela de Oficios de El Porvenir, Ensenada, B. C.
Organized by: Unión de Productores de Vino
Wine presentation and hand crafted items.
Costo:$ 500.00 pesos

19:30 Hrs.
MEXICAN DELIGHTS IN VALMAR
Place: Cavas Valmar Winery
Organized by: Vinícola Cavas Valmar Ensenada B. C.
Dinner with a great variety of delicious Mexican dishes, paired with the best house wines, along with music to listen and dance.
Cost: $500.00 pesos

SATURDAY the 22nd
8:00 Hrs.
FIESTA VENDIMIA CASA PEDRO DOMECQ
Place: Bodegas Casa Pedro Domecq, Valle de Guadalupe
Organized by: Casa Pedro Domecq
Real experience with the enologist, from the harvest & grape foot stomping, to a sensorial tasting in underground cellar.
Food, wine & music at sunset

9:00 Hrs.
WINEMAKER VISITS III
Place: Diversas Casas Vinícolas
Organized by: Asociación de Vinicultores de Baja California
Winemakers host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines.

14:00 Hrs.
SANTO TOMAS STREET FAIR
Place: Bodegas Santo Tomás Calle Miramar de la 6ta. hasta la 8va
Organized by: Bodegas Santo Tomás, Ensenada, B. C.
Santo Tomas Street Fair with numerous artistic expressions, games, music, food and house wines. in company of several wineries from Baja California.

19:00 Hrs.
ROMANTIC SUNSET CONCERT
Place: Chateau Camou Winery, Valle de Guadalupe, B.C.
Organized by: Vinícola Chateau Camou/Chateau Camou Winery
"Como Dos Gotas de Rocio" a romantic soiree with Lila Deneken, Arianna y Ana Cirre; house wines and hors-d'oeuvres.
Cost: $1,350.00 pesos

SUNDAY the 23rd
12:00 Hrs.
18th PAELLA COOKING CONTEST
Place: Rancho San Gabriel, San Antonio de las Minas, Ensenada, B. C.
Organized by: Asociación de Vinicultores de Baja California
A country contest for cooking rice paella style, sampling of paella and wines, dancing and music.
Cost: $350.00 pesos

For more information about the festivities visit Fiestas de la Vendimia. The site has information in English too.

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