“you might want to skip napa and visit mexico’s wine country instead.”

TWO DAYS of DELICIOUS FUn

The local community of winemakers, chefs, farmers, and residents want to preserve the natural beauty of the region by discouraging mass events. We’re on board! Thus, Valle Food & Wine Festival will be a smaller, more boutique event, as the number of tickets we are allowed to sell is limited. To accommodate more attendees, Valle Food & Wine Festival will take place over two days, Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Tickets for each day are sold separately and the lineup of chefs will be entirely different on each day. See EXPERIENCES for more info.

Saturday

Saturday is an afternoon-into-evening extravaganza, starting with food and wine tasting and moving into music, dancing, cocktails — all under the stars of Mexico’s magical wine valley.  

    • 25 chef stands
    • 20+ wineries
    • Mixology and craft beer
    • Live art
    • Live music and dancing until 11:00 PM.
    • Featured Saturday chefs include legend Nancy Silverton,  superstar Gabriela Cámara (Contramar, CDMX; Iron Chef); legendary Hitching Post grillmaster Frank Ostini (if you saw Sideways, you know Frank); and pastry maven Valerie Gordon (Valerie Confections, L.A.), among others. (See CHEFS.)

    Sunday

    Domingo Fun Day! This day-into-sunset  experience gives you a chance to talk to winemakers, get selfies with your favorite chefs, and enjoy our newest festival feature: Celebrity Cooking Demos with wine pairings. 

    • Celebrity Chef Cooking Demos (NEW THIS YEAR!)
    • Book signings (NEW THIS YEAR!)
    • 25 chef stands
    • 20+ wineries
    • Mixology and craft beer
    • Live art
    • Live music
    • Kids ticket
    • Sunday featured chefs include the beloved TV star Aarón Sánchez, legend Rick Bayless; and Fauna’s own David Castro and Maribel Aldaco, among others (See CHEFS.)

    VIP Lounge

    VIP Lounge is a comfortable lounge within the festival featuring a private, hosted bar, unlimited Baja wines, and waiter service. Saturday VIP ticket holders enter one hour before general admission, so VIPS can visit the chef and winery stands (and get a selfie with their celeb crushes) before General Admission comes in. Sunday VIPs will be offered preferred viewing of the Demo stage. Make it a VIP weekend!

    SUSTAINABILITY

    We care about the environment. There are no plastic straws or plastic water bottles at Valle Food & Wine Festival and all plates and utensils will be biodegradable. We offer safe, filtered water and biodegradable cups. We use local ingredients as much as possible. And, thanks to the generous donation and passion from the people at Masienda, all tortillas served at Valle Food & Wine Festival are made from non-GMO, heirloom corn cultivated on small farms in central Mexico.

    Credit: Ana Paula Alvarez

    GIVING BACK

    We host an annual auction benefiting Corazón de Vida Foundation, a U.S.-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has provided life-changing support for orphaned and abandoned children in Baja California for over 25 years. We’ve also donated generously to the charity independently. the link below to see how you can help a child in need with as little as a $25.00 single donation.

    OUR STORY

    After a three-year hiatus forced by COVID-19 related restrictions, we are excited to host the 4th Annual Valle Food & Wine Festival in Valle de Guadalupe in October 2022. The festival was born in the summer of 2017 as a way to celebrate the unique Mexican wine region; to support the local community through charitable contributions; and invite food and wine lovers to experience the food, wine, art, and culture of the region that SUNSET magazine calls, “the most exciting wine travel destination in the west.”

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