Find out why we were named Best Wine Festival in the country by USA Today!
Taste over 150 ultra-premium wines from 30 hard-to-find micro-wineries from the Santa Barbara region and the Central Coast of California. The Garagiste Festival is the first and only organization that gathers these undiscovered artisan ‘garagiste’ winemakers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small-lot wines in the world. You'll never find these wines in supermarkets - and you'll never find them all in one place like this. Discover the biggest "small" thing happening in the world of wine. One place, one tasting fee - a world of wine awaits!
Early Access - $105 | February 10th, 12:30-5:00pm
Find your favorites amongst our lineup of artisan winemakers who will be pouring over 150 wines. Includes: extra 1.5 hours Early Access tasting with a limited crowd for a more personal experience, plus (3) hours at the Grand Tasting; complimentary cheese & charcuterie and bottled water, and a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass. Only 70 tickets available.
Grand Tasting - $79 | February 10th, 2:00-5:00pm
Find your favorites amongst our lineup of artisan winemakers who will be pouring over 150 different wines from 2-5pm. Includes unlimited tastes, complimentary cheese & charcuterie and bottled water, and a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass. Artisan vendors will also be on hand for your sampling and shopping needs.
Designated Driver Admission - $10 | February 10th
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Please enjoy visiting with our other artisan vendors.
Our “All Wine” Silent Auction will be going from 1-4pm and is the ONLY way guests can take home these amazing wines. Don’t miss out on these unique bottles and special offerings from your favorite wineries! All proceeds from the auction support the Garagiste Scholarship Fund at Cal Poly SLO.
Rare & Reserve Tasting - $89 | February 9th | 6:30-9:00pm
Start the weekend off right by tasting the best of the best! Attendees will get to experience the most special wines our Garagistes have to offer - Only available at this event! No Repeats! - along with a traditional Santa Maria-style BBQ dinner buffet provided by local fave Plemmons Catering at The Swiss and sweet treats by Solvang Bakery.
PLUS: in honor of our 10th Anniversary a number of Original garagistes - who poured at our very first Solvang event - will be joining us once again, ONLY at this event: including Casa Dumetz, Kaena Wine Co and Kessler-Haak Vineyards.
A kick-off party to energize and impress your palate! Due to the rarity of these wines, tickets are limited to 150 guests.
Designated Driver Admission - $35 | February 9th | 6:30-9:00pm
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Ticket cost includes buffet, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.
Weekend Passes - $179 per person | February 9 & 10th
For those of you who want to attend every minute of the Festival, we have created a Weekend VIP All Access Pass. Get full access to ALL of the wine and fun the Festival has to offer! Our best deal, with no coupon code required. Includes entrance to Friday Night’s Rare & Reserve Party and Saturday Early Access Tasting PLUS Weekend Pass guests will get to enter at Noon to enjoy a Wine County Box Lunch and special sweet treat to start the day off right. Saturday Tasting entry for VIPs is at 12:30pm. Lunch is only available to Weekend Pass ticket holders. - ONLY 50 Weekend Passes Available
If you are looking for a place to stay during the Festival, please consider one of these fine establishments. Contact them directly for special "Garagiste" weekend deals.
VISIT SYV - Find the best local lodging and attraction information for the Santa Ynez Valley.
VINLAND HOTEL & LOUNGE - Official Garagiste Festival Hotel
"Where Copenhagen's Charm Meets California's Climate"
1455 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93463
486 1st Street
Solvang, CA 93463
114 E Highway 246
550 Avenue of the Flags
FLYING FLAGS RV RESORT
180 Avenue of the Flags
All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.
All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.
ALL Garagiste Events are 21 and over. No babies or children will be admitted per license restrictions of the CA ABC. No exceptions.