Valle Food & Wine Festival announces participating wineries and breweries

After a three-year hiatus forced by COVID-19 restrictions, the Valle Food & Wine Festival is delighted to announce that the 4th Annual Valle Food & Wine Festival will take place at the Valle de Guadalupe Marquee, BRUMA, October 22 and 23, 2022.

The festival was born in the summer of 2017 by a group of binational friends in order to celebrate the unique Mexican wine region; 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 many call the most exciting wine travel destination in the west.

In other news, Wine pairing cooking demonstrations featuring Nancy Silverton, Rick Bayless, blind tastings and an up-close and personal tuna spread by local chef Miguel Bahena have been added to the program for Sunday 23 October.

Limited tickets so don’t delay

crowd at a food and wine festival

To comply with the wishes of local winemakers, chefs and farmers, keen to preserve the natural beauty of the region by discouraging large events, the number of tickets for VFWF 2022 is limited. That means fewer crowds, no lines, and more curated experiences.

To accommodate more attendees, there will be two days of Valle Food & Wine Festival: Saturday, October 22 (4-11 p.m.) and Sunday, October 23 (12-6:30 p.m.). Each day, approximately 25 chefs, 20 winemakers from the United States, Tijuana, Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe and Tecate attend.

In addition to food, guests will have the opportunity to sample craft beers, craft cocktails, art, live music, and more. Tickets for each day are sold separately and the chef, winemaker and music lineups are exclusive to each day. (Weekend and VIP tickets will also be available.)

Lineup of Michelin-starred chefs sets Valle Food & Wine Festival apart

Valle Food and Wine Festival Chefs

The mix of top chefs for 2022 stretches from Mexico City to New Orleans and comes together over a spirited weekend to promote and celebrate the bounty of the region, as well as the cuisine and wines of Baja California, now recognized around the world. Chefs prepare dishes using local ingredients (nearby Ensenada is known for having some of the best seafood in all of Mexico), inspired by regional or Mexican dishes, such as ceviche and the most famous export from the region: the fish tacos.

“I do a lot of festivals and the Valley festival is more special than any of them.” Nancy Silverton

The passion of its founders made the first three years of the Valle Food & Wine Festival a huge success. After taking a much-needed break due to the pandemic, area fans are ready to return, eager to visit and explore this rich wine region just two hours from the California/Mexico border. Patrons enjoy food cooked under the sun and stars of the magical Valle de Guadalupe over open fires, in barrel smokers and in Caja Chinas, exemplifying the rustic-chic style of the region’s contemporary and traditional cuisine .

In addition to dishes from a selection of star chefs and some of Baja California’s best wineries, the Festival features local craft brews and handcrafted cocktails. Both the Saturday evening event and the Sunday daytime event feature live music and dancing, artisan vendors, inspirational talks, live painting, and more. Lines change and tickets for each day are sold separately.

Ticket options

people eating in a restaurant in mexico

Ticket levels start at general admission, $255 on Saturdays; $185 Sunday, $355 (Saturday only); VIP $495 on Saturday, $425 on Sunday and three-day VIP All-In weekend, $1,200 (includes a ticket to the exclusive Friday Welcome Dinner and VIP tickets on Saturday and Sunday.

The ultimate “Travel with the Chefs Weekend Experience” ($4,550) lets you spend the weekend with visiting celebrity chefs, boarding a luxury sprinter van on Friday afternoons in San Diego to join them for a Street Food Crawl from Tijuana to Ensenada; this experience includes All-In VIP tickets plus exclusive access to the festival’s Talent Lounge (tickets are not sold for this) and, for two tickets purchased, accommodation where the chefs are staying.

Extras include the exclusive Welcome Dinner (location TBD) at Valle de Guadalupe on Friday, October 21, 2022 ($325) and the five-course farm-to-table dinner collaboration Scope Petanca + Restaurante by Chefs Daniel Horn ( Cuyama Buckhorn, Santa Barbara County), Elmo Ruffo and Kael Mendoza ($225) on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Transportation from the United States or the region is also available through the Travel and Transportation page of the website here.

Full List of Leaders List

To visit

  • Nancy Silverton, Mozza, Los Angeles
  • Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill, Chicago
  • Aarón Sánchez, Johnny Sánchez, New Orleans
  • Ori Menashe, Bestia/Bavel, Los Angeles
  • Neal Fraser, Red Bird, Los Angeles
  • Burt Bakman, Slab BBQ, Los Angeles
  • Gabriela Camara, Contramar, Mexico
  • Brian Redzikowski, Kettner Fellowship, San Diego
  • Valerie Gordon, Valerie Confections, Los Angeles
  • Frank Ostini, Hitch Station 2, Buellton, CA
  • Daniel Horn, Cuyama Buckhorn, New Cuyama, CA
  • Eric Aronow, San Diego, CA

Local and regional chefs, Mexico

  • Christian Herrera, Ace of Guia, Ensenada
  • Bianca Castro-Cerio, byBiaNca Bakery, Mexicali
  • Jonathan Ziehl, Billy Blanco, Ensenada
  • Omar Valenzuela, Célida Café, Ensenada
  • Edgar Ramirez, Cevicheria Nais, Tijuana
  • David Nishikawa, La Cocedora de Langosta, Ensenada
  • Esteban Lluis, Damiana, Guadalupe Valley
  • Anthony Petracca, DaToni, Ensenada
  • Alex Torres, Envero, Guadalupe Valley
  • Maribel Aldaco, Fauna/Bruma Wine Garden, Valle de Guadalupe
  • David Castro Hussong, Fauna/Bruma Wine Garden, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Adria Montano, Georgina/Azarosa/M. Ramen, Tijuana
  • Mario Peralta, Jaco/Txoko/Tacos Del Koshy, Tijuana
  • Moumen Nouri, Kous Kous Del Valle, Guadalupe Valley
  • Roberto C. De Anda, La Concheria, Ensenada
  • Jesús Saldívar, Laja, Guadalupe Valley
  • Sheyla Alvarado, Lunario, Guadalupe Valley
  • Miguel Bahena & Carolina Verdugo, Mother, Ensenada
  • Janina Garay, Grupo Tahona, Tijuana
  • Viviana Martínez, Mixtura, Guadalupe Valley
  • Andoney Garcia, Muelle Tres, Ensenada
  • Sandra Vázquez, Once Pueblos/La Medina, Guadalupe Valley
  • Ruffo Ibarra, Oryx, Tijuana
  • Carolina Jiménez, Primitivo, Guadalupe Valley
  • Reyna Venegas, La cocina que canta, Tecate
  • Melissa Navarro, Raw Oyster Bar, Ensenada
  • Fabio Niebla, Sana Vegana, Ensenada
  • Ryan Steyn, Sky Catering, Ensenda
  • Tania Livier, Tanto Santo, Ensenada
  • Angelo Dal Bon, Tre Galline, Guadalupe Valley
  • Víctor Valadez, Troika, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Alfredo Villanueva, Villa Torel, Guadalupe Valley / Museo Cantina de Vinos, Ensenada

Participating Wineries (partial list)

  • Bodega Magoni
  • Madeira 5 – Cava Aragon 126
  • Bruma
  • The Nubes
  • Vena cava
  • Henry Lurton
  • Lomita
  • Carrodilla
  • Relieve Vinícola
  • Cielo
  • Vinisterra
  • THE Cetto
  • Mount Xanic
  • Legado Sais
  • Lechuza
  • Roganto
  • Maciel Cava
  • Xecu
  • North 32
  • Participating breweries
  • Wendland
  • Aguamala
  • Bruer
  • Double-C
  • insurgent

About Guadaupe Valley

A peaceful valley surrounded by arid mountains, Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California is often compared to the Napa Valley of yesteryear. Just fifteen miles from the port city of Ensenada, this unique region is famous for its natural beauty, bountiful ingredients (especially seafood), award-winning architecture and design, world-class wines and foodie scene. exciting. The destination has been featured in over 200 national publications and has been dubbed “The Next Great Foodie Scene to Discover” by Conde Nast Traveler the blends are now being noticed as world-class entries in the wine community.

For more information on Valle Food & Wine Festival, the public can visit here. Follow Valle Food & Wine Festival on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

See you there, San Diego!

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