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Schell: Garagistes at coolest wine fest

Come meet the Garagistes of the Okanagan wine world at the coolest wine festival ever.

On Sunday, September 14th at Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, wine lovers will have the unique opportunity to taste the special small lot wines created by come of our Valley’s most talented winemakers.

Following the international Garagiste movement, this festival will be the first of its kind in Canada – literally, a Small Guys Wine Festival, it celebrates the artisan winemakers who are crafting commercially produced small case lot wines (under 2000 cases).

This is the only festival of its kind that brings the hard-to-find, small-production wines and their creators together for an extraordinary taste of what lies beneath the large commercial winemaking industry.

Garagistes are coming from across the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, providing guests with a taste of the diverse terroir and varietal strengths by region. These are the “once upon a time” stories of our wine world.

Tickets are only $40 and include live music and food truck service.  September 14, 2014, 1-4 p.m., Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/garagiste-the-small-guys-wine-festival-tickets-11835340823

GARAGISTE – (gar-uh-jeest) noun, Fr. : The garagiste refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “Vins de garage” or “Garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. Characterized as “winemaker’s wine whose attributes reflect a disregard for the traditional handling of its particular terroir”.  Their movement went on to achieve cult status with their wines achieving greatness on the world wine stage. Synonyms: Rebels, pioneers, renegades, individualists, mavericks, driven by passion. For more info: http://www.garagistenorth.com

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June 27, 2014

 

 

 

MEET THE GARAGISTES OF THE OKANAGAN WINE WORLD!

A cool new Wine Festival is happening this September in the middle of Okanagan wine country. The first of its kind in Canada, ‘Garagistes North’ (The Small Guys Wine Festival), celebrates the artisan winemaker creating commercially produced small case lot wines.
They are the eclectic blend of passion and experience, new and old, the cult and the boutique, the virtual and custom crush-all gathered in one spot. Meet winemakers on their turf- the vineyard- taste their exclusive wines and celebrate the art of winemaking at a casual setting on beautiful Meyer Family Vineyards. This is a chance to look inside and experience the true passion of the winemaker and his craft.

GARAGISTES – (gar-uh-jeest) noun, Fr.: The garagistes refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “Vins de garage” or “Garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. Characterized as “winemaker’s wine whose attributes reflect a disregard for the traditional handling of its particular terroir”. Their movement went on to achieve a cult status with their wines achieving greatness on the world wine stage.
Synonyms: Rebels, pioneers, renegades, individualists, mavericks, driven by passion.

When: September 14, 2014
Where: Behind the garage at Meyer Family Vineyards, Okanagan Falls Time: 1-4 PM
Cost: $40. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/garagiste- the-small-guys-wine-festival-tickets-11835340823

Food Truck service will be on site offering gourmet bites with live music on the vineyard to sip along to.

For more information please contact:
Garagistes North, Jennifer Schell
Email smallguyswinefest@gmail.com
Phone: 250-469-4549
Website: www.garagistenorth.com

Garagistes North the coolest wine festival

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