Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the US today. This special day commemorates the victory of Mexico’s army at the Battle of Puebla. The battle was just one of the events of the 1861 to 1867 Franco-Mexican War.
Depending upon where you live there are a selection of activities to celebrate including festivals, marathons, fiestas and winery events.
If you are interested in specific winery events check out these listings below. Always check ahead with the wineries in your local area to see how and when they are celebrating Cinco de May.
At Spring Gate Vineyard in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the winery will be releasing their Margarita hard cider. Details are available on Facebook.
Celebrate Cinco de May at Danza del Sol Winery in Temecula, California. The winery is featuring tacos and burritos on their tasting room patio. Also listen to live music by Sean Wiggins. Wine, beer and margaritas will also be available for purchase. If you haven’t visited Danza del Sol, check out my article about this southern California winery online.
Another winery in Temecula is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Dance Happy Hour. At Lorimar Vineyards & Winery attendees will discover teacher-interactive dancing and sangria.
Tassel Ridge Winery in Iowa is celebrating Cinco de Mayo day with their wines and special Cinco de Mayo small plates.
Another winery, this time in Napa Valley, is offering a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday May 7, a weekend day that may be more conducive for people to celebrate. Mi Sueño Winery’s celebration includes: authentic Mexican cuisine, wine and live Mariachi music. Check the winery’s website for details.
If these ideas, don’t appeal to you why not invite a few friends over for a glass of sangria and perhaps some Mexican cuisine? If you need a recipe for sangria, check out this one, Savoy-Lee Sangria.