Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Salud! Wine lovers will rejoice over the latest pairing of Festival Gourment and Vinoma Fest for the Great Wine Fiesta. This is the 27th year for the international culinary event and wine has always been a part of the festivities.
“We are very excited to be able to host this premiere event,” says Thierry Blouet, Festival Gourmet founder and organizer, “We are hoping this is the largest wine fest in Puerto Vallarta history because the venue holds up to 700 and it lasts two days.”
Wine novices to aficionados are all welcome. There are 30 Mexican wineries and wine distributors involved. Some of the wineries include: Freixenet in Querétaro, Monte Xanic in Baja California and Casa Madero, which is the oldest winery in America founded around 1600. There’s also Vinicola Tierra de Luz from León in Guanajuato, Media Uva representing wines from Chihuahua and Santo Tomas, which was the first winery to be established in Baja California. Its original vines were planted in 1791 by Dominican Friars. Many of these are small, family owned businesses and this is a great stage to show off their vintages to a huge crowd.
Important area wine distributors include: Vinos America, Anfitrion de Mexico, Rivera Wines, Rojo Sobre Mesa and Vinos del Mundo. If you are looking for something particular, they can assist you in finding it. There will be over 100 labels/tastings. If you sample one you like, bottles will be available for purchase. Win! The event is a great way to taste some of the best labels in the country.
“We are very excited to be able to make this a fall edition of Vinoma Fest,” says Manuel Santana, founding partner of Vinoma Fest, “It’s very important for us to follow up the premier Vinoma Fest, which took place in March 2022, with this special second one.” They are branding the event and are poised to make the spring festival a yearly tradition of epic proportions in Puerto Vallarta.
The Great Wine Fiesta will be held at Parota Center, Francisco Villa 1010, colonia Jardines de Las Gaviotas on Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 November 2022 from 3 to 9 pm both days. There are several attendance packages to choose from, with accompanying bracelets and all include a commemorative wine glass.
Selections include: Wine Lover, a one day pass for $990 pesos. Wine Lover Plus is a one day pass with access to a private tasting by a winery for $1190 pesos. If that is too much sampling for one day, choose the two day pass for $1490. Make it a party for ten with the Wine Lovers Group day pass, which includes VIP area access. There will be an optional food and wine pairing menu at your table.
All that wine drinking will work up an appetite. There are eight local restaurants selling food and they include: La Tienda Grande, Majahuitas Beach Club, La Favela, Casa Cayaco, River Café, Serranos, La Corona Villa Premier and Tinos. There will also be live music to enhance the overall experience.
Puerto Vallarta is known worldwide for its hip, progressive food scene and this event will further push it to the top. Cheers!