8 Secrets Every Wine Drinker Should Know about The Garagiste Festival

6 Jun

The Garagiste Festival is different from other wine festivals. Here are eight things you may not know about us…


1. No other wine event lets you taste this many varietals and styles all under one roof.

Most other wine events focus on a single region or certain varietal (Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Rhones, etc.), but not The Garagiste Festival. This is the widest range of wines available in one place anywhere, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet and anything else you can think of and from all over California – Paso Robles, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Mendocino, and more.

2. You can taste over TWENTY different varietals.

Sure, we’ll have excellent Cab, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Zin, and all the faves, but you will also be able to taste Sangiovese, Marsanne, Riesling, Tempranillo, Malbec, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc, many different Rosés, amazing blends, and many more. Expand your palate, find new favorites!

3. You will have a hard time finding these wineries on your own.

The majority of these wineries do not have tasting rooms and aren’t on “wine country” maps. We know where to find them and we bring them to you. Let us do the work so you can do the tasting! We have 11 wineries completely NEW to this event and 7 wineries pouring their very FIRST vintage.

4. The average price of a bottle of red at the Garagiste Festival is about $45.

Nowhere else can you taste so many wines (over 225!) at this price point and level of quality for one low entry fee. You will have an amazing opportunity to taste world-class wines and discover your new favorites without having to commit to the purchase of a whole bottle.

5. No Black Ties Here

Lots of wine organizations hold expensive fundraising events, sometimes formal, sometimes a bit stuffy. Not here – this is casual and fun. As we like to say, “No Snobs Allowed”

6. No Annoying Crowds, Either

Ever been to wine festival where you have to fight your way to the table to get a taste? That doesn’t happen at the Garagiste Festival. We limit ticket sales to make sure you will have a comfortable, uncrowded experience, and even have time to talk to the winemakers. And that brings us to…

7. It’s the Winemakers and Owners themselves pouring their wines.

No robotic, scripted sales pitches like “this wine goes perfect with a Sunday BBQ!” or “Would you like fries with that?” You will be talking to the passionate people who make these wines, and get to hear their personal stories about why they make them. The winemakers love talking to you – they always tell us this is their favorite crowd for which to pour.

8. You help deserving students at Cal Poly just by drinking wine!

We are a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the education and support of future professionals in the wine industry through The Garagiste Festival Scholarships at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo. Simply by buying a ticket and drinking excellent wine you are doing a good deed. And that makes you a good person!

Tickets are going fast and are cheapest in advance – get your tickets today and start looking forward now to a truly unique experience in wine.

For full schedule details and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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