Oakland 2016

Northern Exposure…Bringing the Show to the Bay Area…

This event is dedicated to showcasing the wines of 32 high-quality, limited-production, commercial winemakers who are making under 1500 cases per year from all over California, featuring our largest group of Northern California garagistes yet!

Our mission is to support the small guys and girls who don’t have big marketing budgets or the time to get out there and sell their wine. These small-lot wines can be very hard to find. Over 70% of these winemakers don’t have a tasting room, so this is a singular chance to discover the next great winemakers early…and impress your friends with your newfound knowledge! Come on down and meet these artisans in person and taste their passion. We know you’ll find plenty of new wines to love.

Have questions? We’ll answer them. Just contact us at info@garagistefestival.com.


Thursday, MAY 19th

6:00-9:30pm – $75
Come meet the winemakers and enjoy unlimited tastes of
over 100 unique, hand-crafted small lot wines.

Includes bread, cheese, charcuterie and assorted small bites.



Bring your friends! Group tickets available for just $60 per person!

To see who will be pouring, go to our WINERIES page.

>>Members of the Trade/Media, please see info below.<<

Please give yourself plenty of time to reach the venue and park so you don’t miss out on any of the tasting action.


Attending CBE? We hope you’ll join us for a taste too! Just show your badge at the door to get 25% off admission to Northern Exposure.


Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA

The event will be taking place in the Junior Ballroom on the 2nd Floor of the hotel. Please enter via the 10th Street Entrance and proceed up the escalators.


There is plenty of parking at the Hotel and the Convention Center. The cost for parking is $30 for the event time period.

We suggest taking public transportation or uBer, if at all possible, so you can save money and truly enjoy your evening. The 12th Street/Oakland City Center Bart Station is just two blocks away. There is a city lot down the street at 577 11th Street with better rates. You can find them and other local parking lots HERE.


Members of the MEDIA, please contact Melanie Webber at melanie@mwebbcom.com if you would like to attend this event.

If you are a local wine bar, shop or restaurant owner/beverage manager and would like to attend this event, please email us at info@garagistefestival.com.

Spaces are limited and must be reserved in advance.

To see who will be pouring, go to our WINERIES page.




Since inception, the non-profit Garagiste Events (producer of the Garagiste Festivals) has benefitted San Luis Obispo-based Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Program, as part of its mission of furthering the education of future winemakers and those training for employment within the wine industry.




Due to Alcohol Beverage Control regulations, no one under 21 years of age will be permitted at the event including infants and children. Tickets are non-refundable for any reason. All sales are final. 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. The Garagiste Northern Exposure Festival is a Rain or Shine event. 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.