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5th Annual Garagiste Wine Festival: Northern Exposure

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    Sat, April 29, 2023 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Sonoma Veterans' Memorial Hall
126 1st Street W
Sonoma, California 95476
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Cost: $75 Grand Tasting / $100 VIP All Access

The 5th Annual Garagiste Festival: Northern Exposure is coming back on April 29, 2023 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 90% 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!


2023 Winemaker Participants include: Alta Orsa Wines, Bard Clan Wines, Belong Wine Co., Boonville Road Wines, Burning Bench, Calstar Cellars, Carpenter Wine, Cazadero Winery, Dane Cellars, Darling Wines, Elaine Wines, Enriquez Wines, Fest Wine Co., Fields Family Wines, Forgotten Union Wines, Gondak Cellars, Greyscale Wines, Intent Wines, Kendric Vineyards, Kitson Wines, Lussier Wine Co., Mangels Vineyards, Manzanita Grove Vineyard, Monroy Wines, Moose Mountain Vineyards, Murder Ridge, Omega Road Winery, Parea Wines, Perri Jaye Vineyards, Pine Mountain Vineyards, Prima Materia, Puppione Family Wines, Read Holland Wines, Ricci Vineyards, Rock & Clay Wines, Stressed Vines Cellars, Sugarloaf Wine Co., The Elkhoury Family Vineyard, The Grenachista Wine Co., Thomas T Thomas Vineyards, Tiny Vineyards Wine Co and Tognetti Family Winery.


GRAND TASTING: 2:00-5:00pm - Includes unlimited tasting with over 40 small lot winemakers, complimentary cheese, bread and charcuterie, as well as samples from local artisan vendors.


VIP ALL ACCESS: 1:00-5:00pm   

Entry an hour early at 1:00pm and access to Rare & Reserve wines only being poured during this hour. Limited tickets available to create a less crowded experience. Only 150 Tickets are available to this session.  


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- "BEST FESTIVAL" – Sunset Magazine, “Best of the West” issue.

- "One of the Top Ten “Incredible Epicurean Destinations in the World” – ABC News

- “One of wine’s premier events. Fun and exuberant...This is one not to miss.” - LOS ANGELES TIMES

- “A fun, yet informative setting to taste these ultra-premium wines, and meet with the unique Garagistes who crafted them "- LA Wonders

- “Where the cutting edge cuts most intensely; winemakers you haven't yet heard about, let alone tasted. It's a crazy thrill of discovery." – KCET



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