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.
SATURDAY FESTIVAL DETAILS
Early Access - $100 | February 11th, 12:30-5:00pm
Find your favorites amongst our lineup of artisan winemakers who will be pouring over 75 wines. Includes: (1.5) extra hours Early Access tasting with a limited crowd, plus (3) hours at the Grand Tasting - more than any other Festival!; complimentary cheese & charcuterie and bottled water, and a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass.
Grand Tasting - $75 | February 11th, 2:00-5:00pm
Find your favorites amongst our lineup of artisan winemakers who will be pouring over 75 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 11th
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Please enjoy visiting with our other food and artisan vendors.
FRIDAY FESTIVAL DETAILS
Rare & Reserve Tasting - $85 | February 10th | 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. 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 - $30 | February 10th | 6:30-9:00pm
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Ticket cost includes buffet and non-alcoholic beverages.
WEEKEND VIP ALL ACCESS PASS INFO
Weekend Passes - $175 per person | February 10 & 11th
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 from Central Coast Specialty Foods & an exclusive, sweet treat to start the day off right. Saturday Tasting entry is at 12:30pm with a limited crowd. Lunch is only available to Weekend Pass ticket holders.
- ONLY 60 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 2023. 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. 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.
VINLAND HOTEL & LOUNGE - Official Garagiste Festival Hotel
"Where Copenhagen's Charm Meets California's Climate"
1455 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93463
114 E Highway 246
486 1st Street
Solvang, CA 93463
550 Avenue of the Flags
FLYING FLAGS RV RESORT
180 Avenue of the Flags