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Garagiste Wine Festival: 9th Annual Urban Exposure

Sat, June 22, 2024 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 North Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
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Cost: $79-$100

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Bringing California wine country to the City...Meet the Winemakers, Taste their Passion!

Taste and discover the wines from over 40 high-quality, commercial micro-wineries from all over California. This unique festival is the heart of the hands-on, small-lot winemaking explosion now happening in California. We will have ultra-premium winemakers from all over the state - from Napa & Sonoma to Mendocino, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and all points in between. It would take months if not years of research and travel to discover this many artisan "garagiste" wineries on your own. 

What makes the Garagiste Festivals different?

•   No long lines - we purposefully keep the guest-to-winery ratio low to provide a more intimate experience for tasters. No fighting a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd to get to the winery table. It’s a comfortable, fun, and no-snobs allowed event.

•   Meet the Winemakers - you get to taste with the winemakers/owners at EVERY table. Hear their stories and taste the wines with the people who actual craft them. Not salespeople or brokers, the winemakers themselves. It makes for a completely different wine tasting experience, trust us.

•   No supermarket wines – These are rare wines that can very hard to find – even in wine country. Most of our wineries do not have tasting rooms and are not on “wine country” maps – you have to know where to look. Now you can find over 40 of them under one roof at the Garagiste Festival. No supermarket wines here, unlike most other wine events. PLUS we have 7 brand new wineries pouring with us at this event.

•   Unmatched variety – There is no better place to vastly increase your wine knowledge. Whether you are an expert, a novice, or somewhere in between – you will be able to taste and compare an incredibly wide range of varietals and styles. You will have the completely unique opportunity to taste almost every grape being grown under the CA sun. Over 25 different grape varietals are available to taste - many overlooked and unheralded until the passion of our winemakers bring them to light.

•   First Vintages - There's nothing more exciting than being the first to try something and we have 4 wineries participating in LA sharing their very first bottles of wine. How cool is that? You can say you knew them when...


RARE & RESERVE EARLY ACCESS: Come early and get to taste the best of their best, as our wineries treat our Early Access guests with over 40 library, club only or reserve wines, only being poured during this special time period. The festival’s Grand Tasting follows from 2-5pm with an additional 100+ wines featuring over 25 different varietals.  These tickets are limited to ensure Early Access guests enjoy a more personal, less-crowded tasting experience. 150 Tickets Available.

GRAND TASTING: Join us from 2-5pm and taste with over 40 winemakers pouring 150+ wines and 25+ varietals. Complimentary cheese and charcuterie will be provided, as well as food samples from local artisan vendors including Boccabella Farms Olive Oil and LAs own Letterpress Chocolates. Bottled water will also be provided along with a keepsake crystal logo glass from Stolzle.

Our “All Wine” Silent Auction will be going from 1-4pm and is the ONLY way guests can take home these amazing wines. Don’t miss out on these unique bottles and special offerings from your favorite wineries! All proceeds from the auction go to support the Garagiste Scholarship Fund at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES INCLUDE: Above the Bay Wines*, Adorato Wines*, Alma Sol Wines, Bocce Ball Wines, Caelesta Vineyards, Cairjn Wines, Cote of Paint Wine*, DENO Wines, Dusty Nabor Wines, Etnyre Wines, Familia Hicks Wines, Final Girl Wines, Fuil Wines, Greyscale Wines, Hoi Polloi Wines, Kaleidos Wines, Kendric Vineyards, Marin's Vineyard, Monroy Wines, Omega Road Winery, Oxlee Graham Wines, Perlegos Family Wine Co.*, Polemonium Wines*, Rock & Clay Wines, Sequence Wines*, Slouch Hat Wines*, Stiekena Wine Co., Stilson Cellars, Tercero Wines, Thomas T Thomas Vineyards, Trois le Fou, and ZANOLI Wines.

* First time Garagiste participants

Garagiste Events, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit whose proceeds go towards the education of future professionals within the wine industry.


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