Swirl, sip, and savor more than 100 wines produced by 32 artisan winemakers from the Santa Ynez Valley this Saturday, February 16 at The Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure. This Solvang fest promises 20 varietals—and more blends reflecting the American Garagistes’ tradition of hand-crafted winemaking—poured by many tough-to-find wineries that do not have tasting rooms. Tasting kicks off at 2 pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall in the heart of Solvang, and the event benefits the Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture program. To purchase tickets ($50), visit garagistefestival.com.
Ready your glass, the following wineries will be pouring:
Altman Winery, Autonom, Baehner Fournier Vineyards, Blair Fox Cellars, Casa Dumetz, Center of Effort, Cholame Vineyard, Cordon Wines, Deovlet Wines, El Rey Wines, Frequency Wines, Ground Effect Wine Co., J. Wilkes Wines, Kaena Wine Co., Kessler-Haak Wines, La Fenetre Wines, Larner Winery, Luminesce, C. Nagy Wines, Native9 Wine, Pence Ranch, Piedrasassi, Press Gang Cellars, Refugio Ranch, Roark Wine Co., Ryan Cochrane Wines, Seagrape Wine Co., Shai Cellars, Storm Wines, Tercero Wines and Transcendence Wines.