VALLE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 4:00 PM to Midnight

Finca Altozano, Valle de Guadalupe, MX

Visit the Valle de Guadalupe for the most exciting (and delicious!) day of the year: The 2nd Annual Valle Food & Wine Festival, featuring a star-studded line-up of chefs, including Netflix Chef’s Table stars Nancy Silverton and Dominique Crenn, Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless, Top Chef Jonathan Waxman, Michelin-starred Drew Deckman, Baja superstars Benito Molina and Javier Plascencia, as well as over 25 of the region’s most celebrated chefs. The Valle Food & Wine Festival also features 25 of the top local a winemakers, curated by Provino, craft beer brewers, musicians, artisans, and artists. The 2018 festival consists of three events and expects over 2,500 main festival goers and 200 VIP Experience guests over three days.

Food

Admission includes tasting portions from individual strolling stations of over 30 chefs from both sides of the border. In rustic, Valle style, chefs will be cooking locally grown and raised ingredients over Caja Chinas, barrel smokers, Santa Maria-style grills, and authentic copper vessels.

 

Wine

The wines of Valle de Guadalupe are fast becoming competitive with the best of the world. In the words of wine guru James Suckling, of Wine Spectator, Baja California “might be one of the last untapped great wine regions left in the world.” Valle Food & Wine Festival is proud to present a curated selection of wines from over 25 of the most acclaimed and influential wineries in the region, curated by Comité Provino. Admission to the festival includes three tasting pours of wine. Additional drink tickets can be purchased from our website or at the festival.

 

Drinks

In addition to showcasing Baja wines, we will have a craft beer garden, mixologists serving creative cocktails, and house-made aguas frescas made with ingredients from Finca Altozano gardens. Included with each adult admission is one glass of Baja wine and one beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Additional drink tickets can be purchased from our website the day of the event.

 

Live Entertainment

Live music from our bandstage will have you dancing all night long!

 

Mercado

We have curated a selection of over 25 artisan vendors who will be selling their Baja-made products.

 

Children’s Activities

Children are welcome until 9pm. We will have an area for children’s activities, including a tour of our garden and farm animals, coloring area, and more.

Book Signings

Join us in the shade of a 200-year old oak tree for this special event within the event. Enjoy an intimate moment (and a selfie!) with your favorite celebrity chef when you purchase a cookbook at the festival. 

 

Meet the Winemaker

Meet the Valle’s most groundbreaking, influential winemakers, at an intimate meet-and-greet event, co-hosted by Comité Provino, in the stunning Animalón space, just steps from the center of the festival. You’ll learn about and taste wines from the private reserves from 25 of the area’s best vintners—wines that in many cases aren’t yet available to the public. This unique reception will bring you a behind the scenes exclusive look at what’s happening in the hippest wine region in the west. Select “Meet the Winemaker” at checkout.

 

Private Wine Barrel “Tree House”

Imagine a private shaded table in a gorgeous vineyard set above the crowds of the coolest food and wine festival in the West. Now imagine you and seven of your best friends enjoying butler service and overlooking the festival and vineyards. Dance, wander, and play without a care; your private table above the fray will be there waiting for you. Our giant wine barrels can be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis for you and your friends; each reserved barrel will have it’s own butler, shaded seating and a partial view of the stage. Select “Private Wine Barrel” at checkout..

 

Silent Auction

A Pick-Your-Prize-Raffle style silent auction featuring signed books, signed aprons, restaurant gift certificates, travel experiences, artisan products, and more, with 100% proceeds benefiting Corazón de Vida Foundation.

THE VIP EXPERIENCE

A private party within the festival, the VIP Experience at the Valle Food & Wine Festival will be a masterpiece in rustic Valle chic. Lay back on stylish, comfortable lounge furniture, shaded from the afternoon sun, and romantically lit in the evening. Enjoy a curated selection of premium Baja wines and cocktails prepared by your private mixologist, all with a preferred view of the band stage.

In addition to all that comes with festival admission, VIP Experience guests will have access to a luxurious shaded lounge, featuring hors d’oeuvres by Chef’s Table star Dominique Crenn and local legends Benito Molina and Drew Deckman. The VIP Experience also includes a raw bar hosted by San Diego’s master of lavish entertaining, Andrew Spurgin, as well as unlimited drinks, including premium and reserve Baja wines, a private bar and mixologist, and a Premium Parking pass in front of the event. Choose “VIP Experience” at Checkout.

BOOK SIGNING

 

Join us in the shade of a 200-year old oak tree for this special event within the event, a book signing. Enjoy an intimate moment—and a priceless selfie—with your favorite celebrity chef when you purchase a cookbook at the festival.

MEET THE WINEMAKER

Meet the Valle’s most groundbreaking, influential winemakers, at an intimate meet-and-greet event, co-hosted by Comité Provino, in the stunning Animalón space, just steps from the center of the festival. You’ll learn about and taste wines from the private reserves from 25 of the area’s best vintners—wines that in many cases aren’t yet available to the public. This unique reception will bring you a behind the scenes exclusive look at what’s happening in the hippest wine region in the west. Select “Meet the Winemaker” at checkout.

WELCOME DINNER & FUNDRAISER

Friday October 5th, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Deckman’s en el Mogor // Carretera Ensenada-Tecate Km. 85.5, San Antonio de Las Minas, 22766 Valle de Guadalupe, B.C. 

This exclusive cocktail party and dinner hosted by Deckman’s en el Mogor is a rare opportunity to rub elbows with the world-reknown chefs and winemakers participating in Saturday’s event. The meal, which will begin with a Baja raw bar and sparkling wine, will be prepared by Baja superstars Javier Plascencia, Drew Deckman, Sheyla Alvarado, and Ryan Steyn and Top Chef Master Jonathan Waxman. Featuring Yolanda Selene Walther-Meade, the event will honor Chef Rick Bayless, and announce the lifetime achievement award to Baja’s culinary pioneer, Benito Molina & Solange Muris as well as a local winemaker to be announced at the event. One hundred percent of the proceeds from a live auction, hosted by celebrity auctioneer Billy Harris, and a portion of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the scholarship fund of Corazón de Vida Foundation, which has provided life-changing support and education to orphaned and abandoned children in Baja California for 25 years.

DE LA CALLE AL VALLE

Sunday October 7th, 12pm – 5pm

El Kiosko de Santo Tomás // Carretera Ensenada – Tecate Km. 94, San Antonio de las Minas, 22800 Ensenada, B.C.

An early afternoon street food extravaganza which will take place under the oak trees of El Kiosko de Santo Tomás as a closing to the Valle Food & Wine Festival. Join the local icons of urban cuisine and casual eateries in Baja as they bring their unique flavors from La Calle to El Valle in a casual, relaxing, park-like setting with live music. Wine, beer, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, as well as the food from over 10+ trucks from Tijuana, Rosarito, and Ensenada.