The Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure

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February 16, 2013 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Solvang Veterans' Memorial Hall
1745 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463

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Cost: VIP All Access: $80 / Grand Tasting: $50

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Wine     Tasting (walk around)    
At The Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure you will discover wines and winemakers that are likely new to you. With their annual production under 1200 total cases, the majority of the participating wineries do not have tasting rooms 
and most are difficult to find in stores and restaurants. 

You have to know where to look. 

We have made it our mission to seek out these exciting winemakers and make them available to you in one place, on one day.  This is a unique opportunity to taste over 
100 under-the-radar wines from the Santa Ynez Valley - and it’s not all Pinot and Chardonnay. Over 15 different grape varieties will be represented, not to mention all the various blends. The wines will be poured by the dedicated vintners themselves who are thrilled to share not only their wines, but their passion and story as well.

We know you’ll find new wines to love. 

PARTICIPATING WINERIES: Autonom - Baehner Fournier Vineyards - Blair Fox Cellars - Casa Dumetz - Center of Effort - Cordon - Deovlet Wines - El Rey Wines - Frequency Wines - Ground Effect Wines - J. Wilkes Wines - Kaena Wine Co. - Kessler-Haak Wines - La Fenetre Wines - Larner Winery - Luminesce - Nagy Wines - Native9 Wine - Pench Rance - Piedrasassi - Refugio Ranch - Roark Wine Co. - Ryan Cochrane Wines - Shai Cellars - Storm Wines - Tercero Wines - Transcendence Wines

VIP All-Access Pass

Admission for one Adult 21+. Includes: seat at "The Ultimate Barrel Tasting" Seminar, lunch, and early access to the Grand Tasting.

SEMINAR – 11:00am -12:00pm

"The Ultimate Barrel Tasting – Oak Flavors Tasted and Explained"

Winemaker and vineyard owner Michael Larner and winemaker Ryan Render - a 2-time Garagiste Festival participant who also works at the Tonnellerie Saint Martin cooperage - bring their knowledge of viticulture and winemaking to the table in this special comparison barrel tasting of wines made by McPrice Myers from the renowned Larner Vineyard. The tasting is an extremely rare opportunity to learn the subtleties and nuances of the winemakers ‘spice rack’, as attendees get to really taste how different oak treatments - from type to toast - can affect the finished product and change the profile of a single wine. 

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