Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure Brings 40 Artisan Winemakers to LA’s Union Station


Saturday July 12th will mark the very first gathering of over 40 micro-production, high-quality artisan winemakers from across California who will be pouring at the first annual Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure.

Held at the historic Union Station, the Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure will feature many of the best hard-to-find winemakers of the American garagiste movement in California, including winemakers from Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and SLO counties, Paso Robles and as far away as Monterey and Sonoma counties. Winemakers pouring at the festival also include a local note, as nearly a dozen Los Angeles area resident ‘garagistes,’ who source their grapes and produce their wines on the Central Coast, will be showcasing their wines.

The Garagiste Festivals are known for offering remarkable and rare wine discoveries and the opportunity to taste directly with the winemakers, as well as for interesting venues and a relaxed, intimate, fun and ‘no-snobs-allowed’ atmosphere.

Among the over 40 winemakers scheduled to pour are:  Alma Fria Winery, Alma Sol Winery, Alta Colina Vineyards, Archium Cellars, Ascension Cellars, Autonom, Blue Cape Cellars, Bon Niche Cellars, Bratcher Winery, Carucci Wines, Center of Effort, Cholame Vineyards, Cloak & Dagger Wines, Cutruzzola Vineyards, De Su Propia Cosecha, Dilecta Wines, Dubost Ranch, DV8 Cellars, Graef Wines, Kessler-Haak Vineyards, La Fenetre Wines, Levo Wines, Luminesce, LXV Wines, Marin’s Vineyard, MCV Wines, Montemar Wines, Native9, ONX Wines, Pulchella Winery, Rendarrio Wines, Seven Angels Cellars, Shai Cellars, Singer Cellars, Soaring Hawk Vineyards, The Farm Winery, Turiya Wines, Two Shepherds Winery, Vinemark Cellars, Vines on the Marycrest, Vino V Wines, Weatherborne and Workman/Ayer

The festival will take place from 2 – 5pm on Saturday, July 12th at Union Station, with cheese and charcuterie provided by Wood & Vine.

Proceeds from the non-profit festival will benefit Mending Kids International and the Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture program.

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“We could not be more excited to be bringing these wines home to the city, matching up these extraordinary winemakers with the discerning and fun-loving palates of the City of Angels – and all for such a great cause.”

Garagiste Festival Co-founder Doug Minnick


WSA/NASA Silver Pin Certified Sommelier, Central Coast wine enthusiast and overall travel junkie

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