Find out why we were named Best Wine Festival in the country by USA Today!
Taste over 100 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.
Early Access - $95 | February 26th, 12:30-5:00pm
Find your favorites amongst our lineup of 30 winemakers who will be pouring over 100 wines. Includes: (1.5) hours Early Access tasting with a limited crowd, plus (3) hours at the Grand Tasting; unlimited tastes, complimentary cheese & charcuterie and bottled water, and a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass.
Grand Tasting - $75 | February 26th, 2:00-5:00pm
Find your favorites amongst our lineup of 30 winemakers who will be pouring over 100 different wines from 2-5pm. Includes unlimited tastes, complimentary cheese & charcuterie and bottled water, and a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass.
Designated Driver Admission - $10 | February 26th
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Please enjoy visiting with our other food and artisan vendors.
Rare & Reserve Tasting - $70 | February 25th | 6:30-9:00pm
Start the weekend off right by tasting the best of the best! Attendees will get to experience over 30 of the best wines our Garagistes have to offer - Only available at this event! No Repeats! - along with an amazing Mexican-themed buffet from local-favorite Ibarra Catering & Eatery. A kick-off party to energize and impress your palate! Due to the rarity of these wines tickets are limited.
Designated Driver Admission - $20 | February 25th | 6:30-9:00pm
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Ticket cost includes buffet and non-alcoholic beverages.
Weekend Passes - $135 per person | February 25 & 26th
Get full access to ALL of the wine and fun the Festival has to offer, as well as the best pricing deal - $30 off! - and includes entrance to Friday Night’s Rare & Reserve Party and Saturday Early Access tickets - - ONLY 80 Weekend Passes Available
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Garagiste Festival attendees agree to follow all current Santa Barbara County guidelines for COVID-19 at the time of the event in February 2022. Attendees agree not to attend the event if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or if exposed to another individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19. To gain entry to all events, guidelines MAY include proof of vaccination or results of a negative COVID Test (within 48 hours of the event), face coverings while not eating or drinking, social distancing, or whatever else is applicable at the time of the Festival. We appreciate your compliance as we try to get back to helping you find your new favorite wines. We will keep you updated as it gets closer to the event.
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.
HAMLET INN - Our Garagiste home away from home!