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Catch the 2019 Garagiste North Festival at Sperling Vineyards this Sunday

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Catch the 2019 Garagiste North Festival at Sperling Vineyards this Sunday
Early Bird Tickets for the 2019 Garagiste North Festival at Sperling Vineyards are Now On Sale.
Early Bird Tickets for the 2019 Garagiste North Festival at Sperling Vineyards are Now On Sale.

The Garagiste North Festival (pronounced GAR-aH-Jeest) was picked by London Financial Times as one of the top five new festivals in the world. What is a garagiste you ask? It started out in France (of course) where it was a derogatory phrase for those avante garde and crazy mavericks making wine in their garage and outside the highly regulated system. Gradually and grudgingly came the acknowledgement that something really interesting was happening with these small case lot artisan wines, and a movement was born.

This festival brings together the small guys, wines produced from 100% Canadian grapes and under 2000 cases total production annually, and it came about when a few small wine producers were commiserating about how challenging it is to sell wines when you’re also working full time somewhere else, don’t have a tasting room, or don’t have deep pockets. It’s one thing to produce wine because you are compelled to, it’s another to enter the competitive fray of reaching the public.

It’s all about the love of wine, of food, of this crazy way of life. The first Small Producers Wine Festival was held in Okanagan Falls in 2014 at Meyer Family Vineyards. It was a sellout success and more importantly really, really fun. So organizers decided to do it all again, annually.

Presenting the coolest small lot wineries in BC

Alderlea Vineyards
Anarchist Mountain Vineyard
Anthony Buchanan Wines
BC Wine Studio
Black Cloud Winery
Black Market Wine Co
Bottega Wine Studio
Carson Pinot Co
Ciao Bella Winery
Coolshanagh Winery
Crescent Hill Winery
Dames Wine
Forgotten Hill Wine Co
Gianthead Winery
Glass House Winery
Hawks Vineyard
Kraze Legz/Skaha Vineyard
Lariana Cellars
Liber Farm & Winery
Marionette Winery
Nighthawk Vineyards
MOCOJO
Pipe Dreams Winery
Rathjen Cellars
Sagewood Winery
Schell Wines
Seaside Pearl
Seven Directions
Tall Tale Wines
vinAmité Cellars
Vista D’Oro Farms & Winery
Winemakers Cut

August 18th from 2pm – 4:30pm at Sperling Vineyards.

$55.00

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