We are very excited to be an active participant in the 4th Annual Garagiste Northern Exposure event being held on Saturday, April 30th in Sonoma, CA. The Garagiste organization is a champion for highlighting the small, unknown and otherwise undiscovered wine producers throughout California. In fact, one of the prerequisites for inclusion is that you have to make under a certain amount of wine per year (under 1,500 cases); so yes, they truly do cater to the little guy.
This will be a wine pouring event open to attendees with the purchase of a ticket that ranges in price of $75 to $100. The event will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 PM for the Grand Tasting/General Admission, but for those that want to splurge, there is a VIP option ($100 per person) that allows you to access the wines ahead of everyone else at 1:00 PM. In addition, some of the proceeds of the event go into a scholarship fund to help support future California winemakers that are studying viticulture and wine production at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
COVID didn't allow for this event to be held in 2021, but thankfully we at Ricci Vineyards had a chance to participate at the 3rd Annual iteration in February of 2020. It was an awesome experience and a guaranteed good time will be had by all. If you are looking to purchase a ticket, the direct link can be found by clicking here along with a 10% discount code below.