3rd Annual Valle Food and Wine Festival
Saturday, October 5th
Festival Admission: 4:30 p.m. to Midnight
VIP and Ultimate VIP Weekend: 3:30 p.m. to Midnight
Finca Altozano, Valle de Guadalupe, Carretera Federal #3 Km. 83 Ejido Francisco Zarco, Ensenada, B.C. 22750
Be a part of the third annual food and wine festival under the sun and stars of the magical Valle de Guadalupe, featuring a star-studded line-up of chefs from both sides of the border, local wineries and breweries, amazing music line-up, dancing, artisan vendors, tastings, and more.
Admission includes tasting portions from individual strolling stations of over 30 chefs from both sides of the border.
We are proud to present a curated selection of wines from some of the most acclaimed and influential wineries in the region. Admission includes 3 free wine tasting tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased at checkout or at the festival.
We will have a craft beer garden, craft cocktails and aguas frescas made in-house with ingredients from Finca Altozano gardens.
Live music on the band stage will have you dancing all day and night.
A private party within the festival, VIP Tickets include early entrance to the festival, one Premium Parking Pass, entrance to the shaded, comfortable lounge, unlimited Baja wines and cocktails, exquisite Baja raw bar and other hors d'oeuvres, and waiter service. Gate opens at 3:30 p.m.
Chef Welcome Dinner
Friday October 4th, 6:00 p.m. at Deckman's en el Mogor
This exclusive cocktail party and dinner hosted by Deckman's en el Mogor is a rare opportunity to rub elbows with the world-renowned chefs participating in Saturday's event. The evening will begin with a Baja raw bar and sparkling wine at sunset and a meal of strolling stations prepared by Drew Deckman. A lifetime achievement award will also be presented to one of Baja's culinary pioneers. Tickets are limited. Admission to this dinner will also be included in the Ultimate VIP Weekend.
Ultimate VIP Weekend
This all-inclusive weekend comes with an invitation to Friday's exclusive Chef Welcome Dinner at Deckman's, reserved seating in the VIP Lounge at Saturday's festival, entrance to the festival Talent Lounge (9 p.m. to midnight, for chefs, winemakers, musicians) at the main Festival, VFWF Swag Bag, fast-pass to skip lines at the main festival, and exclusive opportunity to book rooms at Bruma Casa 8 and the luxury Villas at Bruma, and Hotel Partana located on the festival site. Limited ULTIMATE tickets available. Gate opens at 3:30 p.m.
Transportation and Accommodations
The Valle Food & Wine Festival has partnered with Tourismo Express, Inc. to offer bus service on new (years 2015 to 2017), air-conditioned busses to and from San Diego or Tijuana to the Valle de Guadalupe. Each bus holds up to 35 passengers. Busses are not equipped with bathrooms.
Note to VIP ticket holders: busses are scheduled to arrive in time for general admission entrance, which is 4:30 p.m. To take advantage of VIP early admission to the festival, you would need to find another means to the Valle de Guadalupe, including private transportation services.
From San Diego
Pick-up point: Border Station Parking Lot
4570 Camino de La Plaza, San Ysidro, CA 92123
Border Station Parking offers a fully staffed, competitively priced, fenced parking facility that is open 24 hours, with security cameras and lighting. Cost to park is $12.
Pick-up time: 1 p.m.
Departure time from VFWF: 11 p.m.
Pick-up point: Estación Central Tijuana
Av. Revolución 1241, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Pick-up time: 2 p.m.
Departure time from VFWF: 11 p.m.
For private SUV service from San Diego or Tijuana to Valle de Guadalupe starting at $40 per person, contact: Baja Wine Tours
Children are welcome until 9 p.m. Children 5 and under are free. We offer discounted prices for children 6 to 14.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from our auctions and a portion of the proceeds from this year's festival, auctions, and satellite events will be targeted toward Corazón de Vida Foundation, a U.S.-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing life-changing support for orphaned and abandoned children in Baja California for over 25 years.
Charity Lunch at Osteria Mozza
The most renowned chefs in northern Baja California, Javier Plascencia, Drew Deckman, and David Castro Hussong and Maribel Aldaco join Nancy Silverton and Dahlia Narvaez at Osteria Mozza for an unprecedented lunch experience celebrating the cuisine and wines of Valle de Guadalupe. The lunch will be hosted by celebrity auctioneer Billy Harris and will feature a live auction of coveted Ultimate Ultimate VIP Weekend tickets; a luxury Valle de Guadalupe weekend getaway at Bruma; and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds from both ticket sales and live auction will benefit Corazón de Vida Foundation.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Hosts: Javier Plascencia & Nancy Silverton
A full line-up of chefs will be announced Summer 2019.
The festival is located at Finca Altozano, an outdoor restaurant owned by Chef Javier Plascencia in the heart of the Valle de Guadalupe.
Finca Altozano Carretera Federal #3 Km. 83 Ejido Francisco Zarco, Ensenada, B.C. 22750
Finca Altozano is a simple, direct, 90-minute drive from the San Diego-Tijuana border. If you are driving, we recommend you contact your insurance provider for details about your coverage. Purchase Mexican liability insurance through Baja Bound.
There will be ample parking about 1/4 mile from the event. We will be providing shuttles from the parking lot to the event for those who do not choose to walk.
FAQs from VFWF 2018
Can't make it to the festival?
Tickets to the festival and all other events are non-refundable, however, they are transferable. Follow this link to learn more.