Recently named the #1 Best Wine Festival in the Country by USA Today, the Garagiste Festival is a unique opportunity to discover and taste from 30 hard-to-find, ultra-premium, micro-production wineries from all over California in beautiful Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country just north of Santa Barbara.
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
All Events at The Veterans' Memorial Hall. 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 25th - 6:30-9:00pm
"NO REPEATS RARE & RESERVE" KICK-OFF Party: 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 Mexcian-Style buffet by Ibarra Catiering is also included in the fun.
SATURDAY - AUGUST 29th
Saturday continues the fun with our Grand Tasting showcasing 30 winemakers pouring 100+ wines and 20+ varietals. There are two tickets levels / entry times for this event.
Early Access 12:30-5:00pm - $95
Guests get 1.5 extra hours of premium unlimited access to taste with a very limited crowd. Complimentary cheese & charcuterie provided by Central Coast Specialty Foods will be available, along with food samples from local artisan vendors.
Grand Tasting 2:00-5:00pm - $75
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 Early Access Tasting for just $135. Only 80 passes available!