The Small Guys Festival is rockin’ it out with the Garagistes!
We had so much fun the first time we're doing it again - actually 2 times!
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.
2018 brings you several events to sample these hard to find wines
Kelowna August 19th 2-5 PM The Small Producers Festival will be in Kelowna.
Garagiste Dinners - a smaller, intimate dinner to meet the garagistes in person. TBA
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.
Hope you'll join the party!
Our thanks for the wonderful support and enthusism of the Vancouver Media....here's a few postings.
VANCOUVER SUN JUNE 5, 2015
Garagiste wines are as eclectic as the artisans.
Photograph by: Handout , Files
B.C.’s smallest wineries are hitting are the road. The first of its kind in Canada, Garagiste North (The Small Guys Wine Festival) celebrates the artisan winemaker creating commercially produced small case-lot wines under 2,000 cases. The wines are as eclectic as the artisans. The new and old, the cult and the boutique, the virtual and custom crush, will all be in one spot Saturday, June 27, at Wise Hall in Vancouver from 2-4 p.m. Your $49 ticket includes wines, food truck schnacks by Roaming Dragon and cool music by Chicken Like Birds. http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/garagiste-north-small-guys-wine-festival-vancouver-tickets-15958590574?aff=es2
On June 27, come out to Wise Hall on Main Street for Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival. Taste the small-batch wines (under 2,000 cases annually) from more than 20 local winemakers at this annual event. Tickets $49. GaragisteNorth.com - See more at: http://www.westender.com/eat-drink/fresh-sheet/hawksworth-young-chef-finalists-announced-garagiste-north-brings-winemakers-to-the-wise-1.1970660#sthash.5vhMkuqZ.dpuf
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