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Baja Wine Festivals 2018

Baja Wine Festivals 2018

Information courtesy of Provino

It's almost that time of year again to enjoy the culture, beauty and the gastronomic diversity of the Guadalupe valley wine country! The festival takes place over a 25 day period, from July 26th to August 19th. Events include wine tastings, wine appreciation workshops, musical concerts, visits with winemakers, and wine pairing dinners with renowned guest chefs. Below is the 2018 program which includes the events at the best wineries in Baja.

July 2018


Thursday the 26th

Hotel Coral & Marina
Salón del Vino
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00 pm
Place: Hotel Coral & Marina
Organized by: Provino Committee

Inauguration event for the fiestas de vendimia with wine tasting with over 100 labels from 51 wineries in the valley and gastronomic samplings from some of the best restaurants in the valley.

Saturday the 28th

Winemaker Visits
Time: 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Place: Plaza Cívica in Ensenada (Three Heads Plaza)
Organized by: Provino Committee

Winemakers from Vinisterra, Clos de Tres Cantos and JC Bravo host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines.

Sintonía Valle Festival por Agua de Vid y Cava Maciel
Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: Agua de Vid
Organized by: Cava Maciel

A party will kick off the event and the first 150 people will receive a commemorative glass of the event, then at 7:30 pm, 4 designers will present their seasonal collection with a fashion show.

Alximia
Destino Norte por Alximia
Time: 6:00pm - 10:30 pm
Place: Alximia Winery
Organized by: Alximia Winery

10th anniversary pairing dinner with special guest chefs Karla Vallejo and Michell Aiko with wines from 2009-2013.

Pairing Dinner with Drew Deckman by La Trinidad Vinos
Time: 6:00 pm -11:00 pm
Place: Colectivo Enológico
Organized by: La Trinidad

This is an invite only wine pairing dinner.

August 2018
Friday the 3rd

Wine Tasting
Time: 7:00 pm -11:30 pm
Place: Jardines del Centro Cultural Riviera de Ensenada
Organized by: Provino Committee

Social event with wine tasting with over 120 labels from 62 participating wineries in the valley and gastronomic samplings from over 50 of the best restaurants in the region, plus live music.

Saturday the 4th

Winemaker Visits II
Time: 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Place: Plaza Cívica in Ensenada (Three Heads Plaza)
Organized by: Provino Committee

Winemakers from Madera 5, Rondo del Valle and Relieve/Mixtura host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines.

A decade with Retorno
Time: 5:00 pm -11:00 pm
Place: Vinícola Retorno
Organized by: Vinícola Retorno

Rustic dinner with live music and the presentation of Retorno's new wine "Decada".

Los Tigres del Norte with the Baja California Symphony
Time: 5:00 pm -11:00 pm
Place: Castillo Ferrer
Organized by: Castillo Ferrer

Vinícola Castillo Ferrer is pleased to have Los Tigres del Norte for a musical concert.

Gala Dinner hosted by Adobe Guadalupe
Time: 6:00 pm -11:30 pm
Place: Adobe Guadalupe Vinícola
Organized by: Adobe Guadalupe Vinícola

This event will kick off with wine tastings and appetizers and a show by their horse Azteca. Then, on the principal patio, enjoy a 5 course meal by chef Larbi Dahrouch with wine pairing with listening to Ensamble Clásico.

Twilight Concert hosted by Monte Xanic
Time: 7:00 pm -12:00 am
Place: Monte Xanic
Organized by: Monte Xanic

First enjoy a classical concert by the innovative Ara Malikian and then be entertained by a homage and celebration of Argentina's legendary rock group Soda Stereo.

Sunday the 5th

Vinos Lechuza
Time: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Place: Vinos Lechuza
Organized by: Vinos Lechuza

A Night in Casa de Piedra
Time: 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Place: Casa de Piedra
Organized by: Casa de Piedra

Invite only event.

Thursday the 9th

Party in the Valle
Time: 5:00 pm-11:30 pm
Place: Parque el Porvenir, Valle de Guadalupe
Organized by: Provino Committee

Cofradia del Vino Noble Tijuana
Time: 6:00 pm-11:00 pm
Place: CEART Tijuana
Organized by: Cofradia Tijuana

Friday the 10th

Returning to the Harvest by Vinisterra
Time: 6:00 pm-11:30 pm
Place: Vitivinícola Vinisterra
Organized by: Vitivinícola Vinisterra

Enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars.

This Is How The Stars Look By Finca la Carrodilla
Time: 7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Place: Finca La Carrodilla
Organized by: Finca La Carrodilla

Chef Edgar Nuñez along with an invited chef will elaborate a wine pairing dinner.

Saturday the 11th

Winemaker Visits III
Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Place: Plaza Cívica in Ensenada (Three Heads Plaza)
Organized by: Provino Committee

Winemakers from Santo Tomás and Rincón de Guadalupe host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines.

Celebrating 10 Years of Hacienda Guadalupe
Time: 6:00 pm-11:30 pm
Place: Hacienda Guadalupe
Organized by: Hacienda Guadalupe

Enjoy a cocktail from their rooftop while watching the sunset, afterwards there will be wine sampling, and lastly, take delight in a wine pairing dinner.

The Art of Blending In by Vena Cava
Time: 6:00 pm-11:30 pm
Place: Vena Cava Vinícola
Organized by: Vena Cava Vinícola

Private tasting and wine education, continued by a dinner orchestrated by chef Diego Hernandez.

Monday the 13th

Wine Appreciation Workshops
Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: TBD
Organized by: Provino Committee

Tuesday the 14th

Meat and Wine, Argentina in the Valley By Cava Maciel
Time: All Day Event
Place: Cava Maciel
Organized by: Cava Maciel

Savor Cava Maciel's wine with meat pairings.

Thursday the 16th

11th Street Festival by CEART Ensenada
Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Place: CEART Ensenada
Organized by: CEART Ensenada

This event includes live music, performers, plastic arts and audiovisual production.

Anniversary Wine Pairing Dinner by Corona del Valle
Time: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Place: Corona del Valle
Organized by: Corona del Valle

Wine pairing dinner with Chef Jesús Chavez from Baja California Sur.

Eternal Pleasures by Lechuza
Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Place: Finca La Divina
Organized by: Lechuza and Viña de Liceada

Wine sampling and an intimate dinner by Chef Javier Plascencia.

La Singularidad de Republiqué por Lomita
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Place: Lomita
Organized by: Lomita

Anniversary celebration with the launch of Lomita's new wine Singular. Menu created by chef Walter Manzke.

Friday the 17th

Herencia Norte por Bodegas F. Rubio
Time: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Place: Bodegas F. Rubio
Organized by: Bodegas F. Rubio

Country style dinner representing the gastronomy of cowboy and rodeo parties found in Baja California.

From Farm and Vineyard to your Table by Las Nubes y Madera 5
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Place: Finca Altozano
Organized by: Las Nubes and Madera 5

Wine pairing dinner

Renacimiento por Clos de Tres Cantos
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Place: Clos de Tres Cantos
Organized by: Clos de Tres Cantos

Wine pairing dinner with music.

Casta se vive de noche por Casta de Vinos
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Place: Casta de Vinos
Organized by: Casta de Vinos

10 course meal elaborated by Baja Terra Chef Bryan Aguilar.

La Singularidad de Republiqué por Lomita
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Place: Lomita
Organized by: Lomita

Anniversary celebration with the launch of Lomita's new wine Singular. Menu created by chef Walter Manzke.

Saturday the 18th

Winemaker Visits IV
Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Place: Plaza Cívica in Ensenada (Three Heads Plaza)
Organized by: Provino Committee

Winemakers from Bodegas F. Rubio, Adobe Guadalupe and Cava Maciel host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines.

Open Air Cultural Festival Bodegas Santo Tomás
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Place: Bodegas Santo Tomás
Organized by: Bodegas Santo Tomás

Enjoy food, music and arts and crafts.

Hilar Cocina y Vino por Hilo Negro
Time: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Place: Vinícola Hilo Negro
Organized by: Vinícola Hilo Negro

Wine pairing dinner with special guest Chef Ricardo Robles from Restaurante Las Trojes in Toluca, Estado de México.

Wine Fest 2018 by Castillo Ferrer
Time: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Place: Castillo Ferrer
Organized by: Castillo Ferrer

This is a wine harvest closing event with food trucks, shops, arts and crafts, wine tasting and craft beer and live music from Moderatto with special guest Denisse Guerrero, lead singer of Belanova.

Romantic Sunset Wine Pairing Dinner by Chateau Camou
Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Place: Encuentro Guadalupe
Organized by: Chateau Camou

Sunset wine pairing dinner.

Sunday the 19th

Paella Contest “Dr. Ramón García Ocejo”
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Liceaga
Organized by: Provino Committee

The closing of the wine harvest festivals.

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