Garagiste 5th Annual: Southern Exposure
Mar
31
Apr 1

Garagiste 5th Annual: Southern Exposure

  • Veterans Memorial Hall

The Garagiste Festival is the first and only wine festival dedicated to the undiscovered and under-recognized artisan ‘garagiste’ producers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small lot production wines in the world. 

Friday, March 31
6:30-9pm, Opening Party

Saturday, April 1
11:45am, Panelist at the In-Depth Winemaker Seminar
An Exploration of Grenache: Not Just For Blending
1pm, Tasting

2-5pm, Saturday Grand Tasting

Read more at californiagaragistes.com

Buy tickets here: $60-130

World of Pinot Noir
Mar
3
3:00 pm15:00

World of Pinot Noir

The 17th Annual World of Pinot Noir takes place at the luxurious Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, 2017. Featuring nearly 200 wineries showcasing Pinot Noirs from around the world, the event includes two days of dinners, in-depth wine seminars, luncheons and two grand tastings. The picturesque backdrop for the entire event is the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. Guests can stay at the resort, attend tastings and dinners and soak in the beauty of California's beautiful Central Coast.

We will be participating at the Friday Pinot Noir by the Sea Focus tasting. VIP status secures early entrance to the tasting of a select group of approximately 100 producers. Start your journey of tasting the world of Pinot Noir, mingle and meet the winemakers and principals and hear their take on specifics of terroir and vintages, as they present vineyard selections from their region. “Taste the place” while you nibble on fresh, local and seasonal wine country appetizers from the Bacara culinary team - and don’t miss the cheeses from Fromagerie Sophie. Our Silent Auction will include large format and rare finds and will benefit the Michael Bonaccorsi Scholarship Fund and the Keith Patterson Memorial Endowment at Cal Poly. Read more

Buy tickets here: $85-135 for Friday Tasting

San Francisco Chronicle’s Public Tasting
Feb
18
1:30 pm13:30

San Francisco Chronicle’s Public Tasting

  • Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

With more than 7,100 entries, this event is the largest competition of American wines in the world. On the day of the grand tasting, thousands of wine lovers experience award-winning wines paired with delicious food, while top professional wine judges have the challenging task of selecting the finest wines from a crowded field of varietals in many categories.

Taste wonderful vintages, learn more about wine and fine food, and enjoy fellowship and celebration on beautiful San Francisco Bay.  Read more

Buy tickets here: $70 (Advanced Tickets)
$95 (at the door) This event is always a sellout.

Love at First Taste
Feb
12
3:00 pm15:00

Love at First Taste

  • 23940 Nomar St Woodland Hills, CA

It will be "Love at First Taste" at Little Redhead Wine Tasting's February event, which features pours from two invigorating wine makers, including us and Brent Melville of Lucky Dogg. Bring your sweetheart or mingle with other guests as we enjoy aphrodisiac-themed hors d'oeuvres and sample some of Santa Barbara County’s most tantalizing reds and sparkling wines. Then, embrace a different kind of Valentine's bouquet by picking out the perfect discounted bottle for your special occasion or cozy night in. If you're still looking for a thoughtful gift, Michelle from Origami Owl Jewelry will be there to help you put together a piece of jewelry that will uniquely represent your loved one.  Read more

Attendance is limited to 35 guests.
Buy tickets here: $30

Hope to see you there!

Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure
Jul
9
2:00 pm14:00

Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure

  • The Wiltern

The Garagiste Festival is coming back to Southern California for the 3rd AnnualGaragiste Festival: Urban Exposure on July 9th at the spectacular Wiltern Theatre.

The rare wines being poured at this event are extremely hard to find. Most of the wineries participating do not have a tasting room, so this is a one-of-a-kind-opportunity for you to get ahead of the curve and discover these cutting-edge wines and winemakers all under one roof. And it is the winemakers themselves who pour at TheGaragiste Festival - meet them personally and get their stories while you taste their wines.

There will be over 60 wineries from both Northern California and the Central Coast, most of whom will likely be new to you. This is a unique opportunity to taste the cutting-edge of the exploding California garagiste micro-winery movement and see why it is one of the most talked about events in the wine world.

- "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

Urban Exposure offers over 200 unique handcrafted wines made from over 20 different grape varieties from all over California. Over 60% of the winery participants do not have tasting rooms (or are widely available in the marketplace), so this will be the first time many of these wines will be available to the public.

 $60 General Access Tickets Read more at californiagaragistes.com

Garagiste Festival: Northern Exposure
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Garagiste Festival: Northern Exposure

The Garagiste Festival is the first and only wine festival dedicated to the undiscovered and under-recognized artisan ‘garagiste’ producers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small lot production wines in the world. Headed to the Bay Area for the first time ever, featuring 32 wineries. $75 General Access Tickets Read more at californiagaragistes.com

 

World of Pinot Noir: Friday Focus Tasting
Mar
4
3:00 pm15:00

World of Pinot Noir: Friday Focus Tasting

  • Bacara Resort & Spa

The Friday Focus Tasting will feature Pinot Noir from a select group of approximately 100 producers. Start your journey of tasting the world of Pinot Noir, mingle and meet the winemakers and principals and hear their take on regional terroir and vintages, as they present current and library selections. Regular Admission $110 Read more at worldofpinotnoir.com

Sep
26
Sep 27

Savor the Central Coast

  • Santa Margarita Ranch

The Main Event invites you to experience an epicurean and adventure playground where you can taste, sip, and indulge. The historic Santa Margarita Ranch hosts this two day extravaganza on September 26 and 27 showcases celebrity and master chefs, Sunset experts, brew masters, as well as local fishermen and artisanal food producers from throughout California.

Sep
24
5:00 pm17:00

Strings at Sunset Opening Night Party

  • Vina Robles Ampitheatre

Volvo presents Sunset SAVOR The Central Coast, California’s premier food, wine, travel and lifestyle event, reveals details surrounding its all-new opening night experience, Strings at Sunset. This highly anticipated taste bud-tempting, gasp-worthy kickoff on Thursday, September 24 transforms the Vina Robles Amphitheatre like you’ve never seen it before. 

Join us as the Amphitheatre morphs into a multi-sensory wonderland featuring theatrical performances from award-winning artists String Theory and DJ Violinist Spags, and all-inclusive food and wine tastings throughout the venue. 
 

Jul
9
5:00 pm17:00

Garagiste Pre-Party Tasting

  • Spin the Bottle

If you can't make the big Garagiste event Saturday 7/11 or you just can't wait that long to start your weekend, come check out Archium Cellars, Weatherborne, and Frequency Wines for a mere $15. We'll have The Grilled Cheese truck parked out front as well. Nothing pairs better with artisanal small production wines than a crunchy, melty grilled cheese right? Buy Tickets

A Taste of Garagiste: Sneak Peek
Mar
8
1:00 pm13:00

A Taste of Garagiste: Sneak Peek

  • Spin the Bottle Wine Studio

In anticipation of Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure, we are bringing (4) winemakers to Spin The Bottle Wine Studio in Toluca Lake to showcase just how great small-lot, hand-crafted wines can be. It's winemakers like this that make the Garagiste Festivals so special. The wineries participating will be: Cloak & Dagger Wines, Tercero Wines, Tierra y Vino and Weatherborne. The line-up will feature over 15 wines in a variety of wine styles and allow you to chat first-hand with the winemakers while tasting their latest releases. Tickets $25 advanced / $30 door Read more here.

World of Pinot Noir: Friday Focus Tasting
Mar
6
2:30 pm14:30

World of Pinot Noir: Friday Focus Tasting

  • Bacara Resort

The Friday Focus Tasting will feature Pinot Noir from a select group of approximately 100 producers. Start your journey of tasting the world of Pinot Noir, mingle and meet the winemakers and principals and hear their take on regional terroir and vintages, as they present current and library selections. Regular Admission $110 Read more at worldofpinotnoir.com