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7th Annual Garagiste Wine Festival

Date: Fri, Feb 8, 2019 - Sat, Feb 9, 2019
Venue: Veterans' Memorial Hall 1745 Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463

Discover over 40 hard-to-find, ultra-premium, micro-production wineries from all over California to the Santa Ynez Valley for The 7th Annual Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure.

The majority of our wineries do not have tasting rooms, and their wines can be very hard to find on store shelves. We make it easy for you to find a world of new wine discoveries all under one roof.

As with all Garagiste events, only the winemakers and/or owners (often the same person) will be pouring the wines. Come meet the artists who are making some of the most exciting and innovative wines in the world. 

Wineries Include: Ascension Cellars, Bevela Wines, Bodega de Edgar. Bolshoi Family Wines, Byron Blatty Wines, Camlow Cellars, Cholame Vineyard, Cloak & Dagger Wines, Copia Vineyards, Cordon Wines, Corner Cellars, Cutruzzola Vineyards, D. Volk Wines, Dascomb Cellars, DeWitt Vineyards, Dracaena Wines, Elwood Wines, Ferguson Family Winery, Greyscale Wines, Hoi Polloi Winery, Kaleidos Winery, Kimsey Vineyards, Kings Carey Wines, Lepiane Wines, Luna Hart Wines, Maidenstoen Wines, Marin's Vineyard, MCV Wines, Metrick Wines, Montemar Winery, Pelletiere Estate, RF Fine Wines, Ryan Cochrane Wines, Seagrape Wine Co., Sycamore Ranch, Temperance Cellars, Tercero Wines, TW Ferm Co, Volatus Wines and Westerly Wines.


All Events at The Veterans' Memorial Hall. 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA

FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 8th - 6:30-9:00pm - $55 per person 

"NO REPEATS RARE & RESERVE" KICK-OFF BBQ: Get up close and personal with the winemakers as they share wines you won’t get to try anywhere else this weekend…and few other people get to try at all! This evening will showcase extremely limited Club Only, Library and Pre-Release bottles – perhaps even some barrel samples – that truly showcase what micro-production winemaking is all about. This event is like digging for diamonds with an earth mover. You are guaranteed to find more than a few gems! A Texas-Style BBQ buffet by Neighbor Tim's BBQ is also included in the fun. 

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 9th - Please note different starting times below...

The day begins with one of the most popular features of the Garagiste Festivals, its engaging, educational and unique winemaker panel and tasting seminars. 

SATURDAY SEMINAR - Starts at 11:30am - $30 per person - Includes Wine Country Box Lunch. Must be purchased in advance. (*Seminar included as part of the Weekend Pass Ticket)

“Original Garagistes: A Talk & Tasting with Bob Lindquist”

What better way than to start this series than with Central Coast winemaking legend Bob Lindquist from Qupé.

Bob’s storied winemaking career has not only won him wide acclaim from wine aficionados around the world, but he is an inspiration to micro-production winemakers everywhere and epitomizes everything that the American Garagiste movement is about – handcrafting stunning wines from under-appreciated grapes, ignoring established rules, innovating and taking risks and generously sharing knowledge with his peers. There would be no Garagiste movement, no Rhone Rangers - and the Central Coast would still be a blip on the way to Napa - without visionary winemakers like Bob.

This seminar will not only give attendees the opportunity to sample Mr.  Lindquist’s wines but will also chronicle, via moderator Stewart McLennan, his story and winemaking journey. This seminar promises to be a unique and not to be missed view behind the man and his amazing wines.

*WEEKEND PASS: These tickets are limited and include Friday's Rare & Reserve Tasting & BBQ, Saturday Seminar, VIP Box Lunch and (1) hour early access to the Grand Tasting. They MUST be purchased in advance. Secure your space today!


All Events at The Veterans' Memorial Hall

SATURDAY SEMINAR: From 11:30am-1:00pm (includes Wine Country Box Lunch)

EARLY ACCESS: From 1:00pm-5:00pm

GRAND TASTING: From 2:00pm-5:00pm 

WEEKEND PASS: Includes both Friday's Kick-Off Party and Saturday All Day VIP Access at a 20% discount off both tickets.