The 3rd Annual Garagiste Festival: Northern Exposure is coming back on Feb 15, 2020 to give you rare access to the region’s best small, hard-to-find winemakers. At this intimate event, you will discover and taste amazing, cutting edge wines from over 40 high-quality, micro-production, commercial wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, and more.
Find out for yourself why we’ve been selling out our events for ten years and why we were named the #1 Wine Festival in the Country by USA Today! Meet the winemakers and hear directly from them about the ins and outs of their winemaking styles.
Over 70% of Garagiste wineries do not have a tasting room, so this is truly a singular chance to discover and meet the next great winemakers and get the opportunity to taste their amazing micro-production wines. Your appointment to try these wines is all in one room, right here! You won’t be able to duplicate this tasting experience at any other wine event.
Meet the winemakers, taste their passion!
2020 Winemaker Participants include: 601 Cellars, Abbot’s Passage, Aesop Wines, Ampere/Pine Mountain Vineyards, Armitage Wines, Benevolent Neglect Wines, Boonville Road Wines, Brombeere Wines, Carboniste Modern Sparkling, Carpenter Wine, Crux Winery, Dane Cellars, DeWitt Vineyard, Enriquez Estate Wines, Fallon Place Wines, Ferguson Family Wines, Fields Family Wines, Frostwatch Vineyard, Greyscale Wines, Jardesca Aperitvo, JonEVino, March Wines, Mastro Scheidt, Montagne Russe, Oceano Wines, Oceans Churning, Old County Cellars, Ondule Wines, Paskett Winery, Passaggio Wines, Perri Jaye Vineyards, Piezo Winery, Purple Dragon Cellars, Ricci Vineyards, Sosie Wines, Sutro Wine Co., T. Berkley Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards, Topel Winery, Weatherborne Wine Corp. and Zo Wines.
All Festival Events will take place at
THE SONOMA VETERANS’ MEMORIAL HALL
126 1st Street W, Sonoma, CA 95476
When we think of Valentine’s Day we think of bubbles & chocolate. So what better way to start your day with Garagiste than with a delicious and hearty wine county box lunch from local fave The Girl & the Fig, a full glass of sparkling rose from one of our own winemakers Carboniste Modern Sparkling along with a sweet treat from artisan chocolatiers Fleur Sauvage Chocolates. All of these products are hand-crafted with love and showcase the passion of their creators. A lovely way to kick-off our 10-Year Festival season! PLUS VIP Guests will get to jumpstart the tasting and enter at 12:30pm, a half hour extra to explore the wineries extra special Rare & Reserve bottles with a very limited crowd. Five hours of wine & food fun! Only 60 Tickets are available.
Come an hour early and get to taste the best of their best, as our wineries treat our VIP and Early Access guests with library, club only or reserve wines, only being poured during this first hour. The festival’s Grand Tasting follows from 2-5pm with over 40 winemakers pouring 150+ wines and 20+ varietals. During the Grand Tasting complimentary cheese & charcuterie will be provided, along with food samples from local artisan vendors.
The festival’s Grand Tasting showcases over 40 winemakers pouring 150+ wines and 20+ varietals. During this time complimentary cheese & charcuterie will be provided, along with food samples from local artisan vendors.
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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 21-years-old to attend. No babies or small children will be allowed into the building.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The hall has plenty of free parking. It is also within walking distance of downtown Sonoma.
What can I bring into the event?
The event is indoors and will happen rain or shine. No outside beverages will be allowed into the building. Drinking water will be provided for all guests.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.