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The Garagiste Festival

1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 1001 Broadway, Oakland Directions



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  • Garagiste: Originally, this word was a Bordeaux-region slur, used to poke fun at the small-batch winemakers who worked in their home garages (and basements, and cellars). The Garagiste Festival celebrates independent wineries, many of whom will debut bottles that have never before been tasted.
  • 32 underground and indie winemakers, from Northern California and the Central Coast, will chat with attendees and pour samples of more than . . .
  • 100 handcrafted wines, made from over 18 grape varieties. The Garagiste Festival is celebrating year number . . .
  • Six. For the previous five years, it was held in Southern California and the Central Coast, but this time, the fest is bringing all its never-before-tasted wines to NorCal. The event was named . . .
  • One of the top ten Incredible Epicurean Destinations in the World by ABC News. There are . . .
  • Dozens of effusive reviews. It's been called "fun and exuberant" (Los Angeles Times), "a fun, yet informative setting to taste these ultra-premium wines, and meet with the unique Garagistes who crafted them" (LA Wonders), and a place "where the cutting edge cuts most intensely; winemakers you haven't yet heard about, let alone tasted. It's a crazy thrill of discovery" (KCET).

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