Food & Drink

Garagiste Wine Festival: Urban Exposure

$79-$100    |  Jun 22, 2024  |  1:00PM - 5:00PM
Glendale Civic Auditorium

You'll find out why USA Today named The Garagiste Festival the "#1 Best Wine Festival in America" when you discover over 40 of the best, hard-to-find, high-quality micro-production wineries from all over California at The 9th Annual Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure held once again in Glendale, CA.

The majority of our wineries do not have tasting rooms, cannot be found on "wine country" maps, 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.

As with all Garagiste events, only the winemakers and/or owners (often the same person) will be pouring the wines. Come meet the artists who are making some of the most exciting and innovative wines in the world. And no snobs allowed!

Limited ticket sales so no waiting 15-20 minutes for a taste! Spend less time standing and more time exploring these amazing wines.
Indoors with A/C so you are comfortable and the wines aren't warm...and you don't get sun-burned.
Open seating for all ticket levels, so you can relax a bit between tastes and ponder what you've been enjoying.
A Silent Auction filled with the good stuff - great wine! Want to take some vino home? This is a great way to find amazing bottles.
Complimentary cheese & charcuterie plates, and bottled water!
Artisan Showcase with additional snacks and household items to upgrade your wine hosting game.
Plenty of onsite parking for just $6
ALL EVENTS at Glendale Civic Auditorium - 1401 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA

SATURDAY - JUNE 22nd - Please note different starting times below...

RARE & RESERVE EARLY ACCESS 1-5pm: 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 - 2-5pm: Join us from 2-5pm and taste with over 40 winemakers pouring 150+ wines and 25+ varietals. Complimentary cheese and charcuterie plates 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.

SILENT AUCTION: 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 SLO.