The Jalisco + Nayarit Wine Festival returns to Puerto Vallarta from March 1-5.
The XI Wine Festival will cover 10 restaurants and 5 hotels in the area. This year the festival includes two Master Lectures, Tastings, Wine Expo and the traditional Verbena Popular with Mexico and Italy as Guests of Honor.
The festival begins on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 pm with the meet and greet for participants, press, restaurants, hotels, winemakers and sommeliers at the Hotel Casa Velas.
Also at the opening will be a “Wine Tasting” in the successful project “Dinner in the Sky”
The participating restaurants in Puerto Vallarta are La Dolce Vita, La Leche, Portobello, La Terraza Di Roma, Le Kliff. In Nuevo Vallarta, Portobello Bistro & Lounge and La Dolce Vita. In La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Frascati and Don Pedros in Sayulita.
Also participate is Andrea restaurant at the Velas Vallarta hotel; Emiliano del Casa Velas; Luca of the Grand Velas Nuevo Vallarta, Vid a Vid Vidanta and Hotel Fiesta Americana Grand.
Special guest Allegra Antinori from the family of the largest Winemaker in Italy and the most important individual wine supplier in the world will be in attendance with Italian wines as a guest of honor.
On Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3 at 11 am will be master lectures: “History and wines in the real world” guest lecturer: Allegra Antinori and “The wines of Mexico and their current consumption” at Hotel Friendly Vallarta. Free entrance.
At 6 pm the festival continues with a series of tastings, training in wine service and its protocol and the presentation of special wines in participating hotels and restaurants.
Tasting wine from 5 Tignanello wines, the eighth best wine in the world in 2016. Cost: $1,250 pesos. Limited availability. At Velas Vallarta at 1:00 p.m.
Tasting of 5 Mexican wines, same grape, same vintage, different winery. Cost $250 pesos. Limited availability. At Velas Vallarta at 1:00 p.m.
On Saturday, March 4, the Wine Expo will be held from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Velas Vallarta Hotel, with the tasting and sale of the best Mexican wines and Italian wines at promotional prices. Tasting of cheeses, sandwiches and charcuterie.
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Special prices for restaurants and hotels are from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon.
Open to the public from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost of tasting $200 pesos.
On Sunday, March 5, the popular traditional verbena will be held in the wine culture from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Lázaro Cárdenas Square. This popular celebration includes tasting and sale of wines and gastronomy of the participants in the Jalisco-Nayarit Wine Festival, in a party atmosphere with music and discounted pricing.