Thursday, June 18, 2009

Baja's exotic wine country since the 1990's

The Fiestas de las Vendimias—Wine Harvest Festival—in and around Ensenada, takes place every summer in August. Because I was writing an article about the festival during the summer of 2000, Terry and I were invited to the kick-off celebration at the Ensenada Cultural Center. We donned our party duds and headed north to sample wines from all the wineries, along with appetizers from Ensenada’s finest restaurants. The next night was the Street Fair at the Bodegas de Santo Tom├ís. We brought Gayle, Chelsea, Derek and Gonzo to this event with us. We were planning to meet Keith, from the Spanish language school. Trouble was, he was on Mexican time and we were on camp time. The kids got bored and as whiny as two-year-olds, so we left by 8:30—which was about five minutes before Keith arrived.

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