GARAGISTES – (garage-east) n, Fr. – A term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the “rules.” Now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world. Who’s laughing now, Francois? Syn: Rule-breakers, pioneers, renegades, mavericks, driven by passion.
WHAT: America’s coolest wine festival, Garagiste, meets Solvang, one of America’s best historic small towns for the seventh year in a row making for an idyllic wine country weekend! Over 40 winemakers from Santa Barbara County and across California converge at Solvang’s Mission-style Veterans’ Memorial Hall to pour over 150 wines over three days of events which include the continuation of the festival’s ‘Original Garagiste’ seminars, moderated by Garagiste Festival Co-founder and KRUSH radio host, Stewart McLennan, and, this year featuring Central Coast winemaking legend Ken Brown of Ken Brown Wines.
WHEN: Saturday, February 9th Grand Tasting: 2pm-5pm
WHERE: Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Hall: 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 URL: http://californiagaragistes.com/2019-syv-fest/
BUY TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale COST: Grand Tasting: $65.00, Early Access (1pm-5pm), $85.00, VIP All Access (11am-5pm) — $115.00