Delicious wines from Baja, Mexico

January 25, 2008 5:23:00 PM PST
Baja wine tasting at Copia. Could Guadalupe Valley become the Napa Valley of the 1970s?

There is a long-history of winemaking in Mexico and our own Nick Smith went to discover more about it.

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COPIA is the Wine Country gathering place for people, learning and ideas. Through a menu of fun and interactive programs, tastings, exhibitions, festivals, dining, performances and organic gardens, COPIA brings the general public and enthusiasts together with leading vintners, chefs, gardeners and artists to explore and celebrate wine, food, gardens and the arts.

Wines, Cuisine & Art of Mexico
Wine Program
Start: 01/26/2008 - 12:00 PM
End: 01/26/2008 - 3:00 PM
Walk-around wine tasting with food and live music.

Sample the sophisticated wines and cuisine of Baja, Mexico's up-and-coming Wine Country! The Guadalupe, Santo Tomás and San Vincente valleys, 65 miles south of San Diego, grow nearly 90% of all Mexican wine grapes. Immerse yourself in the wine, food and art of this vibrant region.

At this event you can:

  • Meet vintners and restaurateurs as you pair wine and food
  • Learn and taste as Baja chefs prepare authentic regional cuisine
  • Shop for original contemporary and folk art and meet the artists
  • Enjoy live music by Los Tres Bohemios

10:15 - 11:00 AM: Food Demo with Chef Javier Plascencia (Villa Saverios, Baja)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Panel Discussion "Is Guadalupe Valley the Napa Valley of the 1970s?"
12:00 - 3:00 PM: Wine, Cuisine and Art of Mexico Walkaround
3:00 - 3:45 PM: Food Demonstration featuring a top Baja Chef

Participating wineries:

    Bodegas Bibayoff
    Bodegas Santo Tomas
    Casa de Piedra
    Cavas Valmar
    Chateau Camou
    La Llave
    Mogor Badan
    Monte Xanic
    Viña de Liceaga
    Viñedos Lafarga
    Vinícola LA Cetto
    Vinícola Vinisterra
    Vitivinícola San Rafael
    Vitivinícola Tres Valles

Media Sponsor: Wine Spectator
Special thanks to the Baja California Government and Department of Tourism. Produced by Splash Productions, in cooperation with COPIA.

$30 (general)/$20 member
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