Garagiste Wine Festival: Urban Exposure

Sat, July 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

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Garagiste Wine Festival: Urban Exposure

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    • VIP Early Access: 2-6pm

      $99.00
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      VIP Early Access: 2-6pm

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      VIP Early Access: 2-6pm $99.00
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.93
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      VIP Early Access: 2-6pm

      Includes 1-hour access to "Rare & Reserve" Tasting (2-3pm); unlimited wine tasting with 50 small lot wineries (3-6pm); complimentary Cheese & Charcuterie, food samples and a souvenir crystal logo glass.
      ONLY 125 tickets available.

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    • Grand Tasting: 3-6pm

      $69.00
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      Grand Tasting: 3-6pm

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      Grand Tasting: 3-6pm

      Includes unlimited wine tasting with 50 small lot wineries (3-6pm); complimentary Cheese & Charcuterie, food samples and a souvenir crystal logo glass.

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Bringing California wine country to the City...Meet the Winemakers, Taste their Passion!

 

Taste and discover the wines from 50 high-quality, commercial micro-wineries from all over California. This unique festival is the heart of the hands-on, small-lot winemaking explosion now happening in California. We will have ultra-premium winemakers from all over the state - from Napa & Sonoma to Mendocino, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and all points in between. It would take months if not years of research and travel to discover this many artisan "garagiste" wineries on your own. 

 

What makes the Garagiste Festivals different?:

 

   No long lines - we purposefully keep the guest-to-winery ratio low to provide a more intimate experience for tasters. No fighting a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd to get to the winery table. It’s a comfortable, fun, and no-snobs allowed event.

   Meet the Winemakers - you get to taste with the winemakers/owners at EVERY table. Hear their stories and taste the wines with the people who actual craft them. Not salespeople or brokers, the winemakers themselves. It makes for a completely different wine tasting experience, trust us.

   No supermarket wines – These are rare wines that can very hard to find – even in wine country. Most of our wineries do not have tasting rooms and are not on “wine country” maps – you have to know where to look. Now you can find 50 of them under one roof at the Garagiste Festival. No supermarket wines here, unlike most other wine events.
 
   Unmatched variety – There is no better place to vastly increase your wine knowledge. Whether you are an expert, a novice, or somewhere in between – you will be able to taste and compare an incredibly wide range of varietals and styles. You will have the completely unique opportunity to taste almost every grape being grown under the CA sun.

   First Vintages - there's nothing more exciting than being the first to try something and we have 8 wineries participating in LA sharing their very first bottles of wine. How cool is that? You can say you knew them when...

 

GRAND TASTING: 3:00-6:00pm - Unlimited tastes with 50 CA wineries, cheese & charcuterie board and a 16oz crystal keepsake wine glass. See list of participants below.

 

VIP RARE & RESERVE TASTING - 2:00-3:00pm

This hour is truly something special for our VIP Ticket holders. Given the already small case lots our wineries make, the bottles being opened during this hour will be like finding a unicorn. Wine club only, library wines, first vintages sold out long ago...and yes, a bit of future casting is on the agenda as well with some pre-releases you'll get to brag about months - and perhaps years - before your friends get to try them. This is the best of their best and we wanted to give you a truly memorable experience, more than just an extra hour to taste with fewer people on hand. Though that's certainly nice, too.

 

PARTICIPATING WINERIES INCLUDE: Alta Colina Vineyards, Anglim Winery, Ann Albert Wines, Ascension Cellars, Bodega de Edgar/Hug Cellars, Brophy Clark, Burning Bench Winery, Caldera Cuvee, Caliza Winery, Carucci Wines, Chenoweth Wines, Cholame Vineyards, Cloak & Dagger Wines, Coruce Vineyards, Cutruzzola Vineyards, Deno Wine, El Lugar Wines, Enoteca Five, Golden Star Vineyards, Golden Triangle, Halcyon Wines, Hoi Polloi Wines, Hoyt Family Vineyard, JPIII Wines, Kaena Winery, Kaleidos Winery, Last Light Wine Co., Loubud Wines, Malibu Ridge Wines, March Wines, MCV Wines, Metrick Wines, Monochrome Wines, Montagne Russe, Nowell-Smith Wines, Olsen Perri Wines, Pagter Brothers. Penville Wines, Press Gang Cellars, Prizm Winery, Pulchella Winery, Rendarrio, Ryan Cochrane Wines, SLYD Wines, Starfield Vineyards, Tao Winery, The Farm Winery, Theopolis Vineyards, Two Shepherds Wines, Vinemark Cellars.


Garagiste Events, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit whose proceeds go towards the education of future professionals within the wine industry.

When & Where
Saturday, July 15, 2017
2:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
  • SMBWC
    1210 Fourth Street
    Santa Monica, CA
    90401

Garagiste Events, Inc.

Garagiste Events, Inc.

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The Garagiste Festival is the first and only wine organization dedicated to the undiscovered and under-recognized artisan ‘garagiste’ producers who are making some of the best,most exciting,handcrafted small-production wines in the world.

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