What will be at the 2024 Vendimia Festivities in Baja California?

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The most important wine-producing region in the country announced the dates and activities for the 2024 Vendimia Festivities.

Did you know that Baja California and its 7 wine valleys produce 60% of Mexican wine? This data was provided by Wenceslao Martínez, president of the Provino Committee Baja California, during the 2024 Tourist Market in Acapulco, where the dates and activities of the Vendimia Festivities were announced.

These festivities have become a major tourist attraction, both for nationals and international visitors, and a tradition that this year celebrates its 34th anniversary.

We share the details so that you too can be encouraged to experience the harvest in the wine region of Baja California.

What are the Vendimia Festivities?

The president of Provino explained that “the idea of the harvest festivities is the celebration of the year’s harvest. It is giving thanks for the harvest.” Producers, associations, restaurateurs, oenologists, and chefs organize various gastronomic and wine tourism experiences.

Miguel Aguíñiga, state secretary of tourism, mentions the importance and cultural significance of the wine industry for Baja California, with origins dating back to the arrival of Italian missionaries and Russian migrants.

“These wines have continued with that tradition and part of it are […] these festivities of gratitude for a good harvest that translates into great wines.”

What will be at the 2024 Vendimia Festivities in Baja California?

Provino will organize the 3 main events of the festivities, where you can find samples of wines from the region and from Chihuahua (the guest state for the 2024 edition), gastronomy, and music.

The first will be the Wine Hall, a tasting that for the third time will be reserved for professionals (sommeliers, vendors, etc). It is the “prelude to the festivities,” explained Álvaro Romero, secretary of Provino.

The second event is the Wine Show, for the general public and more family-oriented. Héctor Corona, treasurer of this association, added that more than 84 wineries with 160 labels will participate. More than 50 restaurants will participate, offering samples of local gastronomy.

The closing of the festivities is with the Paella Contest. 90 teams of paella chefs will compete (of course, you will be able to taste their creations), more than 80 wineries serving wine in a “family-friendly and natural environment. There will be a lot of music and a lot of wine,” assured Corona.

The programming of the Vendimia Festivities includes just over 30 events: such as wine tours every Saturday, tastings, pairing meals, dinners, concerts, and other experiences.

Provino is a civil association with 84 affiliated wineries. It has been promoting the culture of Baja Californian wine for 33 years through events, such as the traditional Vendimia Festivities, and wine tours.

Where are the 2024 Vendimia Festivities?

In Ensenada, Baja California. It will have several venues, such as the Hotel Coral & Marina for the Wine Hall; the Riviera Cultural Center for the Wine Show, the Viña de Liceaga, venue of the paella contest, as well as the wineries: El Cielo, Hilo Negro, Lomita, Corona del Valle, Clos de Tres Cantos, Bruma, Las Nubes, Casa Varamendi, Concierto Enológico, Finca La Carrodilla, Hacienda Guadalupe, Finca Altozano, and Plaza Santo Tomás.

Find more information, schedules, and locations on the provinobc.mx page.

How much does it cost to attend the Baja California Vendimia Festivities?

Entry to the events and activities varies from $100 pesos to $4,000 pesos per person.

 Source: El Universal