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Everything ready to kick-off the XXIII edition of the Shells and New Wine Festival in Ensenada, BC


It will be in Ensenada, the capital of Mexican wine, where the Provino BC Committee will hold its popular Shells and New Wine Festival for the 23rd time, where three of the most outstanding sectors of the region come together: viticulture, aquaculture and gastronomy, and it promises great entertainment and fun for the public in our binational region.

At a press conference held on April 5, the Provino BC committee, together with allies, the Ensenada municipal government, producers and the Baja California state government, extended the invitation to the community that loves wine and good gastronomy to visit Ensenada in its XXIII edition of the festival that has been a success year after year.

Thus, from Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23, a tribute will be paid to local ingredients, with newly launched wines and bivalve and univalve mollusks, from the coasts of Baja California that will be combined in perfect harmony, to receive visitors from the entire region.

The activities of this festival are described below:

  • Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21: XIV Shell Cultivation Workshops “Climate change”

Organized by the National Institute of Fisheries (INAPESCA) and the Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Baja California (SEPESCA), aimed at the aquaculture-fishery sector and students of related careers with the purpose of promoting the educational part through master lectures and panels discussion, in hybrid mode.

In-person: CEVIT Auditorium of CETYS University / Online: Through INAPESCA platforms

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, free admission

  • Saturday, April 22: Marine Tables

An experience facing the sea, 15 tables of 20 diners where each one is attended exclusively by a winemaker, a shell producer and a host chef working together with a guest chef, who will explain in detail the 4-course menu to be enjoyed pairing it with new wines and dishes based on abalone, different types of clams, snails, oysters and mussels. In addition, a team of pastry chefs was in charge of the dessert for the 15 tables and a welcome cocktail with white and sparkling wines and fresh shells.

UABC Cultural Walkway, Sauzal Unit / $3,500 MN / 2:00 PM 

  • Sunday, April 23: Festival

A wonderful event that brings together 82 winemakers from the Baja California wine country in one place with a tasting of +160 recently launched wine labels on the market (whites, rosés, young reds), 60 regional restaurants with gastronomic samples based on oysters, mussels and clams, as well as a pavilion of aquaculture and fishery producers thanks to the support of the Secretary of Fisheries, with the participation of 20 companies with fresh products and information on their growing areas. The festival is complemented by the participation of COMEPESCA to reinforce the educational part and the promotion of the consumption of fish and shellfish and with the so-called “Isla Marina” a space where guest chefs will be preparing different rice dishes.

The doors open at 12:00 PM, punctuality is recommended to give yourself the opportunity to tour the entire place, taste wines and food from the different participants, as well as be able to chat with all the producers to learn more about the projects.

Terraza del Mar at the Hotel Coral & Marina / $1,200 MN (includes drinks, wine and food tastings while supplies last)

The Shells and New Wine Festival is a great unique event in the country, due to the very nature of the local product, and where a great community is also generated among all the sectors involved with the aim of continuing to position Baja California together as an important food and wine destination.

Be part of this event and become an ambassador of the local product too. Information and ticket sales can be found at: www.provinobc.mx


About Provino Baja California

A non-profit organization that represents 80 wineries in the region and has 32 years of experience in promoting the wine culture of Baja California through the production of events, such as the traditional Harvest Festivals in Ensenada, as well as specialized wine tours, a Wine Club with deliveries to all of Mexico and other educational initiatives that strengthen ties with different regional and national sectors.

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