Definition of garagiste
A garagiste (garage-east) is a term initially utilized in the Bordeaux area of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, often operating in their “garages”– anything considered not a chateau– and who refused to follow the “guidelines.”
The term has actually concerned specify a motion accountable for making a few of the very best white wine worldwide.
Garagiste celebrations were the first to shine a light on the American garagiste winemaker in 2011.
A lineup of more than 30 winemakers is set to put Friday and Saturday at the eighth annual Garagiste Red wine Festival in Solvang, where a series of occasions will spotlight 150 unique blends with an emphasis on handmade, micro-production labels.
This year’s wine-tasting occasion, which will be held at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall, represents a go back to the Santa Ynez Valley since the pandemic and after the 2020 festival was held November in Paso Robles– the place of its founding, according to celebration co-founder Douglas Minnick. The Garagiste event was originally introduced in Paso Robles in 2011 to assist promote and display limited-production winemakers of the region to a broader audience.
“We are thrilled to return to Solvang after a three-year absence,” he stated. “While the pandemic might have avoided us from gathering, it did not prevent these amazing wine makers from crafting their fantastic red wines — and we can not wait to display them.”
Arrange of events
The Garagiste Festival’s Southern Exposure occasion will kick off Friday, Feb. 2, with the No Repeats Rare & & Reserve tasting occasion from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Vets Hall. Participants will have the opportunity to get in touch with wine makers and drink on limited “club only,” “library” and pre-release bottles and barrel samples. A taco buffet hosted by Ibarra Catering & & Restaurant is included in the ticket price.The evening will likewise feature a silent auction filled with “premium white wine packages,” according to the occasion statement. Proceeds benefit the Garagiste Celebration Scholarships, which support the Red Wine and Viticulture Department at Cal Poly.
New to the Garagiste Red wine Festival circuit in Solvang will be Santa Ynez Valley winemaker Colin McNany of MarBeso White Wines in Buellton. Contributed, Garagiste Red Wine Celebration On Saturday, the Grand Tasting main event will happen at the Vets Hall from 2 to 5 p.m., showcasing more than 30 local winemakers. Complimentary cheese and charcuterie, as well as food samples from regional craftsmen vendors will be included. The Ibarra Catering truck will be on hand to offer extra snacks for purchase.Early access tickets
to Saturday’s Grand Tasting event are also for sale, providing attendees an early entrance option from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Going to wine makers Returning vintner Dana
Volk of Dana V. Wines in Solvang and
Colin McNany of MarBeso Wines in Buellton– new to the festival– will sign up with lots of regional wine makers to give attending oenophiles– wine enthusiasts– an unique chance to taste a range of handmade small-lot production wines.Other winemakers scheduled to pour include: Ann Albert Wines, Bolt To Red Wines, Camins 2 Dreams, Cavaletti Vineyards, Crazy Lady Cellars, Demeter Household Cellars, Diablo Paso, DreamCote White Wines, Dusty Nabor Red Wines, El Lugar White Wines, Entourage White Wines, Familia Hicks, Envision Red Wines, Kendric Vineyards, Lions Peak Winery, Marin’s Vineyard, MCV Wines, Montemar Winery, Purple Dragon Cellars, Quench & Temper, RF Fine & Wines, Seagrape Wine Co., 7 Oxen Estate White Wines, Silver Wines, Steinbeck Vineyards, Sweetzer Cellars and Sycamore Cattle Ranch Winery.
Dana Volk, owner and wine maker for D. Volk Wines, holds a bottle of her 2017 grenache blanc she was putting during Saturday’s Grand Tasting at the 2019 Garagiste Red Wine Celebration at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall.
Minnick kept in mind that in an effort to promote a more open circulation and higher social distancing within the place, there will be no VIP seminar as in years past.
“We’re eagerly anticipating getting back to organization as normal,” Minnick said. “Folks will have the ability to taste amazing artisan red wines and meet the winemakers from 30 of the very best micro-wineries on the Central Coast. It will have our same enjoyable, casual, no-snobs-allowed atmosphere, with a bit more space to expand this year.”
Event ticket information
All Garagiste Celebration occasions will occur at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive.
Tickets to the event are restricted and can be purchased in advance at www.my805tix.com/e/garagiste-solvang.
Tickets for the Weekend All Access Pass are $135, which includes all occasions on both Friday and Saturday.
Tickets to the Friday Rare & & Reserve kickoff celebration are $70 per individual. The event will range from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Tickets to the Saturday Early Access Tasting event are $95 per person. The occasion will range from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Tickets for Saturday’s Grand Tasting event are $75 per individual. The occasion will range from 2 to 5 p.m.
To find out more, visit www.garagistefestival.com/wineries-all or follow them on Twitter or Facebook at @GaragisteFest.
Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.