The Garagiste Festival features small production commercial winemakers who are making under 1500 cases per year. We know there is lots of great wine out there from larger wineries, but our mission is to support the small guys and girls who don’t have big marketing budgets and the time to get out there and sell their wine. If you would like to get on our list to participate in future events, please let us know at email@example.com.
Experience the best in food and wine as we showcase a handful of amazing local restaurants and wineries. You’ll enjoy a selection of chef specialties and wine from old favorites and new restaurants, wineries and breweries in the Hyatt Regency Westlake garden, live and silent auctions, the Ultimate Dining dinner, and more.
Come sample the best food, wine, beer, desserts that the Conejo culinary community has to offer. Dozens of vendors including restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries, distilleries, and more will be there along with live music to round out this great afternoon.
Back by popular demand! The Conejo Valley Wineries will be hosting our 2nd annual Wine 'N Roses event next Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12. While supplies last, for every paid wine tasting we will offer one long stem rose. Go to all five participating wineries to collect a bouquet!
Participating Wineries: Sunland Vintage, DeLiese Cellars, Giessinger Winery, Nabu, and Alma Sol Winery.
Cowboys & Cabernet: Wine and Micro Brew Tasting with Lip Smacking Grub:
This the newest event in the ROUND-UP collection raising funding for the Simi Valley Kiwanis!
It will be held on the beautiful grounds of Strathearn Historical Park in Simi Valley, on Sunday, September 13.
Wine, food, and entertainment included in the price of admission. Each guest will receive an honorary wine glass upon entry. Street parking is available.
Ticket Includes: Tasting from any of our 25 stops of your choice, music and a commemorative 9 oz. wine glass.
The Garagiste Festival is coming back to Southern California for the 3rd Annual Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure on July 9th at the spectacular Wiltern Theatre.
The rare wines being poured at this event are extremely hard to find. Most of the wineries participating do not have a tasting room, so this is a one-of-a-kind-opportunity for you to get ahead of the curve and discover these cutting-edge wines and winemakers all under one roof. And it is the winemakers themselves who pour at The Garagiste Festival - meet them personally and get their stories while you taste their wines.
There will be over 60 wineries from both Northern California and the Central Coast, most of whom will likely be new to you. This is a unique opportunity to taste the cutting-edge of the exploding California garagiste micro-winery movement and see why it is one of the most talked about events in the wine world.
- "BEST FESTIVAL" – Sunset Magazine, “Best of the West” issue.
- "One of the Top Ten “Incredible Epicurean Destinations in the World” – ABC News
- “One of wine’s premier events. Fun and exuberant...This is one not to miss.” - LOS ANGELES TIMES
- “A fun, yet informative setting to taste these ultra-premium wines, and meet with the unique Garagistes who crafted them "- LA Wonders
- “Where the cutting edge cuts most intensely; winemakers you haven't yet heard about, let alone tasted. It's a crazy thrill of discovery." – KCET
Urban Exposure offers over 200 unique handcrafted wines made from over 20 different grape varieties from all over California. Over 60% of the winery participants do not have tasting rooms (or are widely available in the marketplace), so this will be the first time many of these wines will be available to the public.
http://californiagaragistes.com/2016-la-festival/ - Full event information.
This will be a fun afternoon road trip around beautiful Conejo Valley visiting 5 Conejo Valley Wineries (Sunland Vintage Winery, Giessinger Winery, San Vicente Cellars, Alma Sol Winery, Aldabella Winery), tasting unique wines and collecting 1 poker card at each winery. At the end of the run those holding the best hands will be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes.
The poker run takes place over two consecutive Sundays – October 18th and October 25th. You must collect all 5 cards to enter your poker hand into the drawing. There are 3 stops on day one where you will draw a card at each location. There are two stops on day two where you will draw a card at each location.
You will turn your final hand into the last winery that you visit. Each day begins at 12:30 with varying start times and you have until 5:00 to visit the last winery to draw your last card.
Your ticket purchase includes transportation on a trolley that will be cycling through the wineries throughout the day and a wine tasting of 5 wines at each location. It’s only $45 and space is limited to the first 100 people that sign up.
Join over 1,000 local food and wine enthusiasts for an all-inclusive evening of exceptional food, wine and spirit tastings paired with live entertainment. With over 100 local vendors, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore the best that the Conejo Valley has to offer, all in one night.
Each paid admission comes with a souvenir wine glass and tasting tray. Enjoy tasting over 50 of the area's premiere food and beverage establishments in one luxurious setting.
Live entertainment provided by America's favorite Mashup Group THE COMPANY MEN!
Wine and romance just seem to go together, and this February–it is time for a little of both! Valentine N’ Wine returns to Ventura County this Valentine’s Day Weekend with one HOT wine tasting passport that will take you on a romantic vino adventure to 11 different local wineries.
This 5 day event begins Thursday February 12 and continues on to President’s Day, February 16th; that’s right… 5 days of wine tasting at 11 wineries for 1 amazing deal! Your passport entitles you to following:
- Very special one-of-a-kind pairings of food and chocolates at several different locations
- Stay special at several local hotels – both one and two night pricing options for passport holders
- Romantic gift ideas along the way
Just as in year’s past, each wine taster will need their own passport which they can use at any and all of the following wineries:
- Aldabella Winery
- Alma Sol Winery
- Camarillo Custom Crush
- Cantara Cellars
- Four Brix Winery
- Herzog Wine Cellars
- Magnavino Cellars
- Panaro Brothers Winery
- Plan B Wine Cellars
- San Vicente Cellars
- Sunland Vintage Winery
Make your Valentine’s Day something you’ll remember for many years to come and celebrate with a 5 day getaway for two, enjoying some of the best local wines in the area in Ventura County’s finest wineries!
Get your Valentine n Wine Passport here.
13 Local Chefs | 13 Local Winemakers | 1 Delicious Competition
You are invited to join in Ventura County’s most mouthwatering face-off! Local chefs and wine makers form teams and create their best food and wine pairings. These masterful flavor combinations will be judged by both attendees and a blind panel of experts to discover who has created the “Best Food & Wine Pairing”
The evening will also feature a silent auction with all proceed
donated to Hope’s Haven Children’s Charity: a local charity
create to enrich the lives of children battling serious illness or
injury an assist families facing financial hardship due to their
child’s medical condition.
General Admission Tickets are $55 online: includes food and wine tastings, commemorative wine glass, complimentary parking and tax.
VIP Tickets are also available for $85. With a VIP ticket, you will enjoy early entry into the event at 3:30pm; as well as an exclusive champagne reception.
Round up your friends and put on your best denim for this one-of-a-kind Holiday Gala at Camarillo Ranch’s outdoor winter wonderland. Wine tasting to be hosted by all wineries of the Ventura County Winery Association and food stations to be hosted by premier caterers and bakeries. Do not miss an opportunity to bid on outstanding live & silent auctions with our live auction hosted by Tom from Tom & Sandy 805!
All proceeds benefit ranch preservation and educational programming, such as the School Tour Program and the Send a Child to the Ranch Transportation Grant Program
GARAGISTES – (gar-uh-zhē-stuh) n, Fr. – A term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the “rules.” Now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world. Who’s laughing now, Francois?Syn: Rule-breakers, pioneers, renegades, mavericks, driven by passion.
Summer heat has (nearly) ended, our harvest is already complete, and Halloween is just about here, so that must mean it's Alma Sol's one-year anniversary at the Sunland Vintage Tasting Room. To celebrate a successful harvest and our anniversary, we are going to have a day-long of fun at the tasting room, to be followed by our Wine Club pick-up party. Wine-tasting, $5 glass pours, special bottle and case discounts, and festivities will run throughout the day from 1-6 p.m. Come join us for wine, food, live music, special prize drawings, and much more!
Time: 1:00-6:00 PM
Location: Alma Sol Tasting Room:
1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
When: Friday & Saturday, October 24th-25th, 2014
Where: Historic Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, CA 93021
About: Welcome to the 1st Annual "Tom & Sandy presents The Best of the 805". We are so excited to present all the best that the 805 has to offer in food, wines, beers, and music. We will be featuring a 5-course Chef inspired dinner paired with the perfect wine with the option of beer for those that wish to join Tom serenaded by a local musician in the beautiful Camarillo Ranch Barn. Tom & Sandy will host an Auction with all proceeds going to The Camarillo Ranch Foundation.
Enjoy an afternoon filled with delicious wine and food in Old Town's 2nd Culinary Crawl on Sunday, May 4th from 1-5pm. Check in at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center and make your way to participating restaurants and retailers. In addition to amazing food and wine, participants will also receive an event wine glass. Wine and food stops to include zzyzx Café, Twenty88 Wine Bistro, Moxie Hair Design Studio, Old Town Café - Bella Capri Hotel, Bella Victorian Winery & Bistro, Salon de Solace, Epicurian Olive Oil, The Wine Closet, French Bulldog, Sessions at the Loft, Verona Trattoria, Elements Coffee Lounge and El Rey Cantina.
Alma Sol’s Location for this event will be Studio Channel Islands Art Center
2222 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo, CA 93010
When: Saturday, February 15th
Where: Fort Mason Center
Time: 1:30-5:00 PM
Cost: $65.00 Advance | $80.00 at Door