The Small Guys Festival is rockin’ it out with the Garagistes!
We had so much fun the first time we're doing it again - !
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.
2019 brings you the event to sample these hard to find wines
Kelowna August 18th 2-4:40 PM The Small Producers Festival will be in Kelowna.
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!
This year Sperling Vineyards will once again be the site for a gathering of the Garagistes. Many of our favourites are returning, but with the growth of the wine industry we are excited to see new small wineries popping up. The likes of Lightning Rock, Scorched Earth and Burnt Timer all seem to have a theme! Added to this year's event will be a wine pairing of Sperling Vineyards and cheese, music by Glendale Avenue, food truck serviice from CrAsian, a cool booth by Taste Advisor and a pop up wine store by Fairview Cellars so you can take the wine you've purchased home with you.
This event gives you an insight into the passion, commitment, craziness and excellence that is the hallmark of a small producer. We love that for many this is their first time showing off their wines to the public. Others have been with us for awhile, carefully crafting their wines and growing their business and reputation. Others have graduated, we'll miss vinAmite this year and Kraze Legz, both who've been with us from the beginning but are on ot bigger and better things.
We wish all of our wineries big and small the very best for 2019 as we make our mark on the BC and international wine scene.
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