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?:
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.