The Small Guys Festival is rockin’ it out with the Garagistes!

You’ve heard of the little gems, the boutique wineries, the cult followings and the maverick winemakers, but they are often hard to find or to get to. Now we showcase the small case lot artisan wines commercially produced–all gathered in one spot. What’s a garagiste (GAR-aH-jeest )? — It’s a label coined in France to indicate those who stepped outside the lines and broke the rules, taking risks and making small case lots or micro cuvees in their ‘garage’. We think you’ll agree that some interesting things are happening at the front edge of winemaking with these passionate winemakers and growers.

2015 brings you several events to sample these hard to find wines:

Calgary  March 26th  Winemaker’s Dinner at Farm Restaurant featuring five of our Garagistes wines paired elegantly with food from Chef Jon.  Tickets are $125 incl tax/grat and seating limited.  Call Farm 403-245-2276 to purchase.

Vancouver June 27th:  The Small Guys Festival comes to Wise Hall and showcases the artisan winemakers of BC.  Tickets are $49

Kelowna September 27th:  The Small Guys Festival will be at the Laurel Packinghouse.  Tickets are $49

These events are organized by Garagiste North. It was born out of many conversations with small producers who are faced with the difficult realites of getting their wines to the public, and wine lovers who are always looking for those interesting and unique producers but often have difficulty finding them. It seemed like a perfect solution, and a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.

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2 thoughts on “About

    Courtney Fossett said:
    February 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    What’s the production definition of garagiste?

      garagistenorth said:
      March 5, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Hi Courtney! Total production must be under 2000 cases.

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