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Taste Baja!!

July 26, 2013 – July 29, 2013 all-day
Whole Foods Market
711 University Avenue
Whole Foods Market, San Diego, CA 92103

From event website:

Experience the cross border food and wine explosion of the Guadalupe Valley, Ensenada and Tijuana – right here in SD! You’ll meet the movers and taste some of the best of Baja.

Wineries, Vintners, Chefs, food carts, craft beers, and more! This event offers a unique opportunity to see, hear and taste why Baja has become a hot new destination for wine and food lovers from the US and beyond. We are honored to host many of the top vintners, brewers and chefs of the area to showcase their true artisanal expertise and many outstanding products!


Free access to all patio area activities. Limited food tastes will be available at no charge, food carts and some restaurants will sell food.

Baja Wine & Food

Meet the winemakers and owners in the patio area to learn about their wines, then sample them in our 7th Ave Pub during event hours. $5 Tasting Fee


Friday, July 26

3 – 7 pm

Wineries and Vintners

Santo Tomas – Laura Zamora

Cavas Valmar – Fernando Martain

Cava Maciel – Jorge Maciel

Fratelli Passini

Don Juan

San Rafael


Cucapá Brewery

Food Carts and more

Food Cart – TBA

Hogaza Hogaza – Artisan baked goods

Viniphera Vinotherapy

Santo Tomás Olive Oil

Chef Cookoff – 5 pm

Javier Plascencia (Mision 19)  Vs.Drew Deckman (Deckman’s)

Free (limited unreserved seating)

Winemaker Talk with the Masters

Limited seating first come – first served

Jorge Maciel – Cavas Maciel – 4pm

Laura Zamora  – Santo Tomás – 5 pm

Fernando Martain – Cavas Valmar – 6pm

Sat, July 27


Wineries and Vintners

Casa de Piedra/ Paralelo, Aborigen, “La Escuelita” – Hugo D’ Acosta

Monte Xanic – Hans Backhoff

Vinos Pijoan – Pau Pijoan

Tres Valles – Joaquín Prieto

Vinisterra – Christoph Gartner

Hacienda La Lomita – Fernando López

Torres Alegre y Familia – Victor Torres Alegre


Border Psycho

Chefs cook-off and Restaurants

Cook-off: Humberto Avilés (Caza Club) vs. Chad White (Plancha Bajamed) 11am-12:30pm supported by Culinary Art School, Tijuana

Caesar’s 1-4pm

Mariscos Rubén 1-4pm

Food Carts and more

Only Sonora & Ribs – Carne Asada Tacos

San Felipe Salt Co.

Winemaker Talk with the Masters

Limited seating First Come – First Served

Hans Backhoff  – Monte Xanic -1 pm

Victor Torres Alegre – Innovation in the Winemaking Process – 2:30pm

Hugo D’Acosta – History and Future of the Baja Wine Country – 4 pm

Sun, July 28

Noon -5pm

Wineries and Vintners

Vena Cava – Phil Gregory

Möebius – Andrés Blanco

Cava Aragón 127 – Mauricio Cantú


Rincón de Guadalupe


Agua Mala


Chefs and Restaurants

Benito Molina – 12-2pm

Ryan Steyn – 12-2pm

Indulge by Flor Franco – 3-5pm

Laja by Jair Téllez – 3-5pm

Food Carts and more

La Guerrerense, “The Best Food Cart in the World” per Anthony Bourdain

Meet “La Guerrerense” herself Sabina Bandera, serving her famed seafood tostadas

Winemaker Talk with the Masters

Limited seating First Come – First Served

Andrés Blanco – Möebius – 2pm

Phil Gregory  – Vena Cava – 4 pm


Space will be very limited. Please use alternative transportation if possible.

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