This year, 10 harvest festivals are projected for the State of Guanajuato. Among the many events is “Mientras Tanto un Vino”, which will take place in the Guanajuato Bicentennial Park. There, guests will have a chance to taste wines from San Miguel vineyards.
On August 28, at Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario (PGB), the attendees will not only be able to drink wine, but they can also enjoy opera. And on August 29, the regal singer Marisol Castillo will perform.
Juan José Álvarez Brunel, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Guanajuato, said at a press conference, “Guanajuato is privileged and is committed to promoting the wealth of wine in the region in all its aspects—from the wine trade to tourism—and to promote the 34 vineyards and wineries registered with the Grape and Wine Association.”
The wine producers present at “Mientras Tanto un Vino” are: Tierra de Luz, Bodegas Lobo, Camino de Vinos, Viñedo San Miguel, Tres Raíces, Wines Guanamé, Bernart, Las Maravillas, Tres Chochones, Dos Jacales, Manchón, Vid Elena, and Villa de Guadalupe. All of them will offer visitors the opportunity to learn about tasting and pairing wines. In addition, from 10am-6pm on Saturday the 28th, there will be a Wine and Opera performance. On the 29th there will be live music.
Cinthya Ducoing, director of the Guanajuato Grape and Wine Association, commented, “This event is very important for the industry, as it is a point of reference for all wine producers in the state of Guanajuato to publicize and sell their products. Local wineries open to tourism are producing quality wines and have participated in international competitions.”
At present, Guanajuato has 385 hectares of grape vineyards, 137 recognized labels, and 108 international awards. Also, Guanajuato State is the fourth-largest wine producer in the country, with an annual output of 700 thousand bottles of wine.
General admission to the event at the Guanajuato Bicentenario Park is 60 pesos, and 15 pesos for older adults with credentials from the National Institute for Older Adults (INAH), and children under 1.20 centimeters in height.
The State Government has stated that “in Guanajuato, we stress sanitary measures and the reduction of social mobility, along with enhancement of economic activities. We take into consideration indicators of the propagation [of the virus] and the risk factors; in this vein we promote actions that will safeguard the health of Guanajuato residents and visitors.”