The Vallarta Wine Festival will be held for the sixth time in Puerto Vallarta, this time coinciding with the dates of the Tourism Expo.
Instead of taking place in the last week of February, the organizing committee decided to move the event to March to support the Tourism Expo with an event featuring haute cuisine, wine, culture and education.
The Wine Fest has distinguished itself as an excellent promotion for Puerto Vallarta which is held in high season, and all the cultural events included in the Festival are free of charge.
20 restaurants of the highest quality in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit will offer for one week unique menus, wine lists and special tastings at promotional prices.
As in previous years, there will be a series of lectures for young students of tourism and gastronomy, as well as free training sessions for all staff who work in hotels or restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta or Puerto Vallarta.
One of the main events will be the Expovino, where professionals and the general public can enjoy a wine tasting from all of the vineyards participating in the Wine Fest, as well as manufacturers of fine cheeses, meats and artisan breads.
Different parts of the city will present cultural events: music, singing, theater and, of course, the traditional poetry contest with the theme of wine, supported by the Ministry of Culture in the State of Jalisco.
Eagerly awaited by the entire population will be the Sunday party at Plaza Lazaro Cardenas in the Romantic Zone, where participating restaurants offer food and wine tastings at affordable prices with folklore festival and a band for dancing.
Over the years this event has developed to become an extremely successful, cultural attraction which is why it will be a great contribution to all visitors who come to participate in the Tourism Expo 2012, giving them the opportunity to sample the best in gastronomy and viticulture.
A fundamental part of the event is the attendance of about 20 sommeliers from different regions that will host training and service sessions in participating restaurants.
The Wine Fest has become one of the most significant events in Banderas Bay. The celebration will be from 22 to 29 March 2012 and all events are free and open to the public.