Media/Trade Tasting

We (especially the winemakers) are thrilled you’re interested in attending our upcoming event. We are a non-profit that holds Festivals to support small, independent wineries and the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program. We keep our events intentionally small and intimate to ensure a personal experience for both wineries and attendees.


Please email us at with your name AND company name to be placed on our Trade Waiting List. If we have a cancellation we will let you know. Thanks for your interest in attending.

Trade tickets are available ONLY to restaurant owners, wine shop/ wine bar owners/buyers, wine brokers, restaurant sommeliers and distributors.* Members of the trade get early access at 1:30pm and are allowed to stay all day.

*Winery personnel, non-Garagiste winery owners, hospitality industry, winery equipment companies and tour operators DO NOT qualify for tickets to the Trade Tasting. These tickets are for attendees who can provide direct sales/promotional benefit to our winemakers.

With limited tickets available, we are not able to offer discounts or comp tickets to members of the industry that are not directly participating in or contributing to the Festival.

We suggest joining our Mailing List as we do offer ticket discounts via our newsletter. We appreciate your understanding.


Please email Melanie Webber at if you’re interested in attending this event. Include a link to the publication(s) you work for, editorial title and a pdf/link to a recent article. We will let you know as soon as possible if we can accommodate your request. Wine bloggers should submit a link to their website as well as links to several recent articles.

Guess we have to say it – you also have to be at least 21-years-old.