5th  Annual Garagiste Wine Festival: Northern Exposure

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5th Annual Garagiste Wine Festival: Northern Exposure

The Garagiste Festival: Northern Exposure is returning to Sonoma to give you rare access to the region's best small, micro-wineries!

By Garagiste Events, Inc.

When and where


Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall 126 1st Street W Sonoma, CA 95476

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The 5th Annual Garagiste Festival: Northern Exposure is coming back on Saturday, April 29, 2023 to give you rare access to the region's best small, hard-to-find winemakers. At this exclusive event, you will discover and taste amazing, cutting edge wines from over 40 high-quality, micro-production, commercial wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, Lodi, and more. 

Find out for yourself why we’ve been selling out our events for ten years and why we were named the #1 Wine Festival in the Country by USA Today! Meet the winemakers and hear directly from them about the ins and outs of their winemaking styles.

Over 85% of the Garagiste wineries participating in this event do not have regular tasting hours, so this is truly a singular chance to discover and meet the next great winemakers and get the opportunity to taste their amazing micro-production wines. Your appointment to try these wines is all in one room, right here! You won't be able to duplicate this tasting experience at any other wine event.   

Meet the winemakers, taste their passion!


All Festival Events will take place at


126 1st Street W, Sonoma, CA 95476

 VIP RARE & RESERVE HOUR: 1:00-2:00pm -- Come early and get to taste the best of their best, as our wineries treat our VIP guests with library, club only or reserve wines, only being poured during this special time period. The festival’s Grand Tasting follows from 2-5pm with an additional 100+ wines featuring over 20 different varietals.  Complimentary bottled water, cheese & charcuterie will also be provided. These tickets are limited to ensure VIP guests a more personal tasting experience.

GRAND TASTING: 2:00-5:00pm -- The festival’s Grand Tasting showcases over 40 winemakers pouring 100+ wines and 20+ varietals.  During this time complimentary cheese & charcuterie will be provided.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes. You must be 21-years-old to attend. IDs will be checked at the door. No babies or small children will be allowed into the building per our licensing with the ABC. No pets are allowed either, with the exception of licensed service animals.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The hall has plenty of free parking. It is also within walking distance of downtown Sonoma. 

What can I bring into the event?

The event is indoors and will happen rain or shine. No outside beverages will be allowed into the building. Drinking water will be provided for all guests.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us at info@garagistefestival.com.


About the organizer

The Garagiste Festival is the first and only wine organization dedicated to the undiscovered and under-recognized artisan ‘garagiste’ producers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small lot production wines in the world. We hold an annual Festival in Paso Robles, CA in November, as well as many other events throughout the year to showcase wines from across California.

$10 – $100