Festivals

Garagiste Wine Festival: 9th Annual Urban Exposure

Jun 22, 2024  |  1:00PM - 5:00PM

Find out why USA Today named The Garagiste Festival the "#1 Best Wine Festival in America"!
Discover and taste amazing, cutting edge wines from over 40 high-quality, micro-production, commercial winemakers from all over California – Paso Robles, Sonoma, Napa, Livermore, Mendocino, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara County, and more.
Most of these excellent, but hard-to-find, artisans do not have tasting rooms, and can’t be found on “wine country” maps. Many sell out their wines quickly to their allocation lists. The Garagiste Festival gives you the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and meet these winemakers in person as they share their wines and their stories. We hope you will come out and support these small, hard-working winemakers. We know you’re going to love what you taste.
Rare & Reserve Early Access — 1:00-5:00pm — $100
Come early and get to taste the best of their best, as our wineries treat our Early Access guests with library, club only or reserve wines, only being poured during this first hour of the Festival (1-2pm). The Grand Tasting follows from 2-5pm with over 40+ winemakers pouring 150+ wines and 20+ varietals.  During the Grand Tasting local wine bar Vintage Wine + Eats will be offering complimentary cheese & charcuterie plates*. Water will also be provided along with samples from local artisan vendors. Signature Stolzle glass included. ONLY 150 Tickets Available!
Grand Tasting — 2:00-5:00pm — $79
The festival’s Grand Tasting follows from 2-5pm with over 40 winemakers pouring 150+ wines and 20+ varietals. Local wine bar Vintage Wine + Eats will be offering complimentary cheese & charcuterie plates*. Water will also be provided along with samples from local artisan vendors. Signature Stolzle glass included.
SILENT AUCTION
Our “All Wine” Silent Auction will be going from 1-4pm and is the ONLY way guests can take home some of these amazing, small lot wines. Don’t miss out on these unique bottles, winery experiences and special offerings from your favorite wineries! All proceeds from the auction support future winemakers via the Garagiste Scholarship Fund at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.