Monday, July 30, 2012

Vendimia in Baja's Guadalupe Valley

By: Sandra Dibble


Baja California’s annual vendimia, or grape harvest festival centered in the Guadalupe Valley, gets going this week and will last through much of August. Events include vineyard concerts, wine tastings and a paella contest. Some events are sold out, but there’s still a chance to partake in the celebrations. For a full listing, go to this link.

This week’s vendimia events include:

Saturday: Festival of Cheese Bread and Wine starting at 11 a.m at the L.A. Cetto Winery in the Guadalupe Valley. Tickets are 250 pesos (about $19) and can be purchased in advance through the winery’s website at

Sunday: Traditional regional cooking at Viña de Liceaga in the Guadalupe Valley. From 1:30 to 7 p.m. Admission price of 300 pesos (about $23), includes live music, two glasses of wine, and seating at a table with a board of cheese. Meals not includedin the price. No children.

Other notable events in the San Diego-Baja California region through Sunday, Aug. 5th include the following:

Wednesday: The summertime series, “Tardes de Jazz” features the Ensenada Jazz ensemble. Starting at 7 p.m. outside the Tijuana Cultural Center (Cecut) in the city’s Río Zone. Free.

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