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Garagiste Festival 7th Annual Southern Exposure

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

RF FINE WINES is pouring at Garagiste!

February 8-9, 2019

Veteran's Memorial Hall

Solvang, CA

ALL EVENTS at Veterans' Memorial Hall - 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang CA

We are excited to be bringing many of the best, hard-to-find, high-quality 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 Vineyard*, 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, Metrick Wines, MCV Wines, Montagne Russe, Montemar Winery, Pelletiere Estate*, RF Fine Wines*, Ryan Cochrane Wines, Seagrape Wine Co., Sycamore Ranch, Temperance Cellars*, Tercero Wines, Torch Cellars, TW Fermentation Co, Volatus Wines and Westerly Wines.*

* First Time Solvang Participants


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

FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 8th - 6:30-9:00pm 

"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: 11:00am-12:30pm “Original Garagistes: A Deep Dive & Tasting with Ken Brown”

We continue our series with a chat and taste with another Central Coast winemaking legend - Ken Brown!

Ken Brown is recognized as one of Santa Barbara County’s pioneering winemakers and innovators. He was among the first vintners to realize the tremendous promise for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in this cool-climate appellation in the mid 1970’s. He was also the first winemaker to introduce the Syrah grape, as well as Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, to Santa Barbara County. Discover how he helped shape the Santa Barbara wine scene and why he ultimately returned to focus on small-lot winemaking.

This seminar will not only give attendees the opportunity to sample a selection of Ken'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 career.

*The seminar is only available as part of the WEEKEND PASS* or Saturday VIP TICKET, which also includes a Wine Country Box Lunch provided by Succulant Cafe and (1) hour early access to the Grand Tasting.

Saturday continues with the Grand Tasting from 2-5pm showcasing over 40 winemakers pouring 100+ wines and 20+ varietals.

There will be a limited number of Early Access Tickets available, which gives attendees an extra hour of tasting from 1-2pm. More time = more wines to discover. These tickets grant you 4 hours of tasting so you will have plenty of time to chat, taste and explore.

*Limited Weekend Passes Available - For those of you who want to attend ALL of our events, we have created a Weekend Pass that gets you into both Friday's Kick-Off Party and Saturday's VIP All-Day

Seminar & Tasting for just $150. Only 50 passes available - no coupon code needed!

VIP All Access (11:00am-5pm) 

Early Access (1-5pm) 

Grand Tasting (2-5pm)

Purchase Tickets Here --->

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