The fabulous Garagiste Festival returns to the beautiful Sperling Vineyards. Experience the best of the small, artisan producers in a gorgeous vineyard setting.
What is a garagiste? (gar-ah-jeest). It started out in France (of course) where it was a derogatory phrase for those avant garde and crazy mavericks making wine in their garage and outside the highly regulated system. Gradually and grudgingly came the acknowledgment that something really interesting was happening with these small case lot artisan wines, and a movement was born.
We bring together the small guys. Wines produced from 100% Canadian grapes and under 2000 cases total production annually.