2017 Garagiste North Wine FestivalThe first of its kind in Canada, Garagiste North “The Small Producers” Wine Festival, celebrates the artisan winemaker creating commercially produced small case lot wines (under 2000 cases). An eclectic gang, they are a blend of passion and experience, new and old, the cult and the boutique, the virtual and custom crush—all gathered in one spot. The inaugural festival in 2014 held in Okanagan Falls captured the hearts of the wine-loving crowd who were delighted to taste these exclusive wines and have the opportunity to talk directly to the winemaker. The Garagiste Guild Members together make for one heck of a wine party!

On August 21 2015, the London Financial Times listed Garagiste North in an article featuring five of the best wine festivals around the world! The locations were: Italy, South Africa, Australia, USA and Garagiste North, Canada.

Partial proceeds from the Festivals will benefit our Garagiste North Wine Study Scholarship at Okanagan College, helping people in our community get involved in this industry!

For more information please contact co-founder/co-organizer: Jennifer Schell 250-469-4549 or email garagistenorth@gmail.com

GARAGISTE(gar-ah-jeest) noun, Fr. : The garagiste originally refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “vins de garage” or “garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. synonyms: Rebels, pioneers, renegades, individualists, mavericks, driven by passion.

2017 Garagiste North Wine FestivalVANCOUVER: Saturday April 22nd 4-6:30 pm
Art Works Gallery -225 Smithe Street
Wine tasting+ live music+Tacofino taco truck+Marquis Wine Cellars pop up shop selling Garagiste wines on site = coolest wine festival ever!
$49 –CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
TRADE invited from 2-4 pm clck to RSVP HERE
(*2 guests per organization please)

PARKSVILLE: Saturday, July 29th 4-6:30 pm
Parksville Museum- 1245 East Island Hwy+ pop up wine shop selling Garagiste wines on site= coolest wine festival ever!
Wine tasting+live music+yummy food
$49 – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

PENTICTON: Sunday, August 27th 3-5:30 pm
Canadian Tire Garden Centre – 960 Railway Street
Wine tasting+live music+yummy food+Fairview Liquor Store pop up shop selling Garagiste wines on site = coolest wine festival ever!
$49 – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

For more information please contact co-founder/co-organizer: Jennifer Schell 250-469-4549 or email garagistenorth@gmail.com