Friday, February 23, 2024

6:30 PM – 9:45 PM


5820 Patterson Ave., Suite 103,
Richmond, Virginia, 23226


Featuring Craft Tequila and Mezcals, Premium Wines, and Mexican Small Plates by Chef Danny Mena at Conejo

Explore the incredible - and growing - world of craft tequila and mezcal at this curated tasting party featuring dozens of premium blanco, reposado, anejo, and extra anejo sipping tequilas, top-shelf mezcals, premium wine, and tequila-based cocktails.  All this will be paired with tacos and Mexican small plates featuring Conejo's freshly milled corn masa.

Deepen and enrich your understanding of highly-regarded sipping tequilas originating from Jalisco, where the majority of tequila is made, and several other states in Mexico authorized to produce it.  In addition, an expertly curated selection of smokey mezcals will be available for sampling purposes.

A premium selection of wine from Italy, Virginia, and California and Mexico will be available for wine enthusiasts.  

Every taste at Tequilabamba is poured by knowledgeable representatives capable of providing accessible details to enhance your drinking pleasure and knowledge of agave spirits and select wines.

Tequila enthusiasts, novice tequila and mezcal drinkers, wine and cocktail lovers, and foodies will thoroughly enjoy this event.  

Please note that this event is primarily an elite tequila, mezcal, and wine tasting experience.   Delicious, artisan Mexican cuisine will be served to enhance your tasting experience.  We recommend you have a light meal before attending.

List of Tequilas & Mezcals You Will Taste*

Tequilas:  Ocho Blanco (2 estates), El Tesoro (Blanco, Reposado and Anejo), Espolon Blanco, Correlejo Blanco & Reposado, Organic Tequila 123 Reposado, Siete Leguas (Blanco, Reposado & Anejo), Don Julio (Blanco, Reposado & Anejo), Don Julio 1942 Extra Anejo, Clase Azul Reposado, Arrete Blanco, Cierto Reposado or Anejo, Herradura (Reposado & Anejo), Don Fulano (Blanco & Reposado), Tears of Llorona Extra Anejo

Mezcals (bottles are Blanco unless otherwise noted): Del Maguey San Luis Rio, Madre, Mezcal de Leyendas Oaxaca Tobala, Mezcal de Leyendas SLP Verde, Peleton de Ła Muerte Pechuga, Vago Elote, Yola, Illegal Reposado, Rey Campero Espadín/Cuish, Xicaru Mole Pechuga, Montelobos Pechuga Extra Anejo

*Subject to change

About Our Host Restaurant, Conejo

We're excited to share that Richmond's premier, artisan Mexican restaurant, Conejo, will host Tequilabamba!   

About Executive Chef Danny Mena

Born and raised in Mexico City, Danny Mena has worked at several of New York's best restaurants and owned and operated two establishments in New York and Brooklyn - Hecho en Dumbo and La Loncheria.  He is the author of a cookbook, “Made in Mexico” and an authority on Tequila and Mezcal.*  As a graduate of Virginia Tech, Virginia is familiar ground and a great place to share his love and tastes of Mexico.

*Chef Danny will have copies of his book, Made in Mexico, for sale during Tequilabamba.

Ticket Package Availability and Build Your Own Package

This event can be purchased a la carte or as part of three discounted ticket bundles, ‘First Weekend’, 'Tequila Whiskey Explorer', and ‘SUPER PASS’, which you can check out on the Ticket Packages page.  Alternatively, to curate your own experience, you can buy tickets to this event using our “build your own package” and save 15% on 3 events or save 20% on 4.

With Your Ticket, You Will:

  • Taste dozens of highly-regarded sipping tequilas, mezcals, cocktails, and premium wines
  • Savor artisan tacos and Conejo's artisan tapas to enhance your tasting experience.  
  • Receive and keep a beautiful Stolzle Crystal Nosing glass (perfect for fine Tequila, Mezcal or Whiskey) or Stolzle Crystal Wine Glass
  • Enjoy parking for free close by to Conejo.  
  • Enjoy the use the complimentary coat check.
  • Enjoy free artisanal water throughout the tasting.

Important Information

  • Please note that this event is primarily a tequila, mezcal, and wine tasting experience.   Delicious, artisan Mexican cuisine will be served to enhance your tasting experience.  We recommend you have a light meal before attending.
  • All tequila and wine tables will end tastings at 9:30 p.m., fifteen minutes before the end of the event.  
  • Only 21 years or older are permitted to enter the event.
  • Smart casual or smart chic attire recommended.
  • All inclusive.