Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fiestas de la Vendimia 2009 (2/3)

Here’s the main schedule of events for August 2009.

Friday August 7th at 7 p.m. is the 19th “Wine Experience” held at Centro Cívico y Cultural Riviera del Pacifico. This fun “opening event” is a presentation of the wines, labels and vintages of Baja California, music, food tasting and art.

Saturday August 8th at 9 am is XVII Concurso International “Ensenada Tierra del Vino wine competition held in the Hotel Coral y Marina. Professional judges select the best wines in the competition.

Saturday August 8th at 8:30 Hrs is a “Golf Tournament” at Real del Mar Golf Club sponsored by Hotel Calafia y Vinos Bibayoff. Happy golfers play “Four man scramble" with wine tasting at each hole, exquisite food sampling, followed by an award dinner with prizes, raffle & auction.

Saturday August 8th at 9:00 am is an informative and educational venue called “Winemakers Visits” held ay most regional wineries where winemakers host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines. There are three of these events.

Saturday August 8th at 6:30 p.m is a “Gala Dinner” held at Vinícola Adobe Guadalupe featuring a formal dinner and wine auction for the rich and famous.

Sunday August 9th with an early start of 7:00 am, lucky guests can ride on horseback for 20K with wine tastings at wineries in the Guadalupe Valley and lunch.

Sunday August 9th at 1:30 p.m is the annual “Country Lunch” at Viña de Liceaga Winery, San Antonio de las Minas featuring baked lamb, house wine and live music.

Sunday August 9th at 6:00 p.m is the popular Monte Xanic “Sunset Concert.” They present works from classical repertoire, accompanied by fine cheeses and house wine in a beautiful valley setting!

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