We are excited to be bringing many of the best, hard-to-find, high-quality micro-production wineries from all over California to the Santa Ynez Valley for The 4th Annual Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure.

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.

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.

Over 25 wineries and 100 wines to try both days.

Each day begins with one of our engaging, educational and unique winemaker panels and tasting seminars. These seminars are only available as part of the VIP All-Day Ticket, which also includes a Wine Country Box Lunch and early access to the Grand Tasting. Seats are limited.

VIP Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Other ticket levels might be available for purchase at the door. Secure your space today!

VIP ALL DAY ACCESS TICKETS (11:30-5:00pm) – $95 – SOLD OUT
(Includes Educational Seminar, Lunch & 4 hours of tasting)

EARLY ACCESS TICKETS (1:00-5:00pm) – $75

GRAND TASTING TICKETS (2:00-5:00pm) – $55


Tickets are available for both days for qualified members of the media and wine trade (owners of wine shop, wine bars, restaurants and wine brokers only). You need to pre-register to attend. Please contact us at info@garagistefestival.com for further details.



From 11:30am-12:30pm

Digging Deep into Mourvedre: This seminar will explore different styles of Mourvedre and help us all understand why it is one of the most widely planted varietals in the world. Bob Tillman (Alta Colina Vineyards), Larry Schaffer (Tercero Wines) and  Eric Mohsemi (Zaca Mesa Vineyards) will explain the joys of this under-the-radar grape as we taste our way through an amazing array of Mourvedre’s to showcase what this grape brings to the bottle.



From 11:30am-12:30pm

Rise of the Bubbles – The New Breed of California Sparkling Wine: Start Valentine’s Day off right by tasting some of the exciting new bubbles – White, Pink and Red – that are being produced by small winemakers in California. We are thrilled to be exploring the wines of Norm Yost (Goat Bubbles), Tyler Elwell (Halcyon Wines) and Dan Kessler (Kessler-Haak Vineyards). Sponsored by our friends at BubblyFest.


Same for both Saturday & Sunday /

All Events at The Veterans’ Memorial Hall
1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA

TASTING SEMINAR – From 11:30am-12:30pm

EARLY ACCESS: From 1:00pm-5:00pm

GRAND TASTING: From 2:00pm-5:00pm

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Due to Alcohol Beverage Control regulations, no one under 21 years of age will be permitted at the event including infants and children. Due to Health and Safety Codes, no animals will be permitted at the event, except Service Animals meeting state and federal standards. Thank you for your understanding. Tickets are non-refundable for any reason. Garagiste Events offers a variety of promotional discounts on ticket prices throughout the pre-event promotion. No lowest price guarantee is offered or inferred. Garagiste Events does not issue partial or complete refunds to ticket purchasers for any reason. All sales are final. The Garagiste Southern Exposure Festival is a Rain or Shine event.