The 21st Fiesta de la Vendimia in Ensenada, Baja California

The cultivation of the vine in Mexico came in 1524 at the beginning of the conquest when Hernán Cortés imported European vines which the Jesuit missionaries were responsible for planting. Located to the North of the State of Baja California, 100 miles from Tijuana, the Valle de Guadalupe is the most important wine region of Mexico, generating on average 90% of national production.

The Fiesta de la Vendimia is one of the annual events organized by the Provino Committee together with the winemakers of the region to promote the wines of Baja California and viticulture activity among all persons who directly or indirectly have contact with the wine.

The 21st annual Fiesta de la Vendimia will be held in Ensenada, Tijuana and other cities in the State, from August 5 to 21, featuring more than 40 events including wine and cheese tasting, wine and gastronomic pairings, musical evening, an auction of unique wines, among others.

As part of the artistic proposals, the great Twilight Concert: Ely Guerra accompanied by the Monte Xanic Symphony Orchestra is to be held on August 7 and 8 in Monte Xanic, the first wine of wines of quality in Mexico was founded in 1987.

Some of the activities and events of the 21st Ensalada Fiesta de la Vendimia 2011

Twilight Concert I – Sunday August 7, 2011
Wine Monte Xanic at 6:00p.m.

Twilight Concert II – Monday, August 8, 2011
Wine Monte Xanic at 6:00p.m.

Mexican Music of Yesterday and Today with the 2010 Grammy Winner, Ely Guerra and Monte Xanic Symphony Orchestra directed by Rodrigo Macias. It includes house wines and imported and regional cheeses.

Picnic in Vineyard Liceaga – 
Sunday August 7, 2011 – Vineyard Liceaga at 1:30p.m.

Live Music: The Grupo Ingratoz and the Palo Verde band. Food: Baked lamb, served with rosemary potatoes. Paella.  Pork with rosemary potatoes and garnished with bean salad. Roasted lamb accompanied with Sonoran styled beans and cactus salad. Desserts.

Tijuana Night Guild
Tuesday August 9, 2011 – Centro Cultural Tijuana 
at 7:00p.m.

Wine tasting from Provino, these samples are accompanied by canapés.

Tango Concert – wine tasting events Vinart  and Hacienda Guadalupe

Thursday, August 11, 2011 – Hotel Hacienda Guadalupe, Km 81.5 carr Tecate-Ensenada
at 6:30p.m.

An artistic sensory experience that showcases the wines of the regions in combination with a contemporary gourmet kitchen all local products.

Artists: “Four for Tango” with tenor Marco Antonio Labastida, dancers Angel Arambula and Briseis López company “Lux Borel” choreographed by Henry Torres, all under the direction of Ugo Palavicino.

Multidisciplinary Event – 4th. Block Party
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Plaza de las Artes, Plaza North Terrace CEARTE, 5:00 to 10:00p.m.
Live music, performances, clowns, Cabaret Theater, visual arts, graffiti, art, skate, dance and electro break dance and other expressions of urban art. Admission free.

Jazz in the Mogor – Cavas del Valle de Guadalupe Mogor
Friday August 12, 2011 at 5:30p.m.
A jazz concert with house wines and Mediterranean empanadas.

Provino Committee Members:
Adobe Guadalupe, Stone House, Cavas Valmar, Bodegas Santo Tomás, Bibayoff Wine, Chateau Camou, Monte Xanic, Mogor Badan, Viña de Liceaga, Aboriginal, Lafarga Vineyards, Wines Shimul, Sinergi-Vt, Wine Three Valleys, Viñas Pijoan, Vinisterra .

Links of Interest:

XXI program and tickets XXI Fiesta de la Vendimia Ensenada 2011

Ensenada Hotel Guide