Head to Mexico for a wine, music and Latin food fest

August 9-10, 2012

South-of-the-border fun with wine, live music and authentic food is always a great idea. It’s even better when your trip can be celebrated at a full-on festival. The first annual Guadalupe Valley Culinary and Music Festival will span over three days from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3, within the wine country of Valle de Guadalupe.

Attendees can sip on their choice of wine from over 100 regional wineries and eat bites from Latin American chefs based in Mexico and Southern California. Some of the participating restaurants include Viajes Kinessia of Ensenda, Erizo of Tijuana and Finca Altozano of Valle de Guadalupe. Bracero Cocina of San Diego will also be there to represent the best of Latin dishes with help from the talented Chef Javier Plascencia.

Each chef and wine maker will also team up with the festival’s musical talents to pair tunes to your food with custom hour-long DJ sets. Major musical artists from Mexico, the U.S. and around the world, will include headliners Rhye, Poolside and Rebolledo.

Valle de Guadaulupe is about a two-hour drive south of San Diego through the Ruta del Vino, or wine route, of Ensenada. Guest are encouraged to check out wineries, artistic shops and historical establishments along the way to the fest.

One-day tickets are $61 a person; Three-day tickets are $165 and can be purchased here.

Need a place to stay? Check out Encuentro Guadalupe or Adobe Guadalupe, or get to “glamping” at Cabana CuatroCuatros.

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Source: DiscoverSD