Show 582, June 15, 2024: 9th Annual Garagiste Wine Festival – Urban Exposure with Co-Founder Doug Minnick

Doug Minnick of Garagiste Wine Festival

The 9th Annual Garagiste Wine Festival – Urban Exposure, returns to Los Angeles (Glendale Civic Auditorium) for the ninth time on Saturday, June 22nd, bringing 150+ extraordinary wines and 40+ of the best micro-production ‘garagiste’ wineries from all over California.” Tickets are now on sale.

“Renowned for its handcrafted wines from professional artisan winemakers who make less than 1,500 cases, its renegade spirit, and rules-breaking ‘no snobs allowed’ ethos, The Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure is the only festival to provide Angelenos with the opportunity to be first to discover so many under-the-radar wines, wineries, wine styles, and grape varieties from almost every AVA in the state, including Paso Robles, Sonoma, Napa, Livermore, Mendocino, Santa Barbara County, and, of course, Los Angeles.”

“Once again, we are bringing the best of Wine Country to Los Angeles with a scope of wineries and grape varieties that would take months, or years, of in-person research to find — if you could find them at all,” said Garagiste Festival Co-founder Doug Minnick. “At Garagiste, we have done the research for you. With our long history as the home of the micro-winery movement, these wineries now seek us out to get their wines to our audience. Our winemakers love to personally pour their wines for you – not only their artisan takes on fan-favorite wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay – but also the widest array of grapes varieties and styles you will find anywhere. And this is exactly what continues to make the Garagiste Festival such a popular and unique event.”

“The one-day Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure kicks off on Saturday June 22nd at 1:00 pm with an exclusive “Early Access: Rare and Reserve” tasting (only 150 of these Early Access tickets are available) where winemakers pour library, club-only or reserve wines.”

“The main event, the Grand Tasting, is from 2-5 p.m. During the Grand Tasting, local wine bar Vintage Wine + Eats will offer complimentary cheese & charcuterie plates. In addition, samples from artisan vendors will include: BoccaBella Farms Olive Oils and LA’s own Letterpress Chocolates. Bottled water will be provided along with a keepsake crystal logo glass from Stolzle.”

All events take place at Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA. There is plenty of onsite parking and easy access from the 134 and 210 freeways.

Festival Co-Founder Doug Minnick joins us to uncork all that is The Garagiste Festival.