Garagiste North Wine Fest

Bradley Cooper - Black Cloud Wine

Bradley Cooper – Black Cloud Wine

Known as The ‘Small Guys’ Wine Festival showcasing small case lot artisan wines from the ‘Garagistes’ of BC, I had a chance to taste some of these fine wines on June 27th at the Wise Hall in Vancouver. In order to be considered a small lot producer, the said winery produced under 2,000 cases of a particular wine each year. Often many of these wineries choose to remain small, and boutique in order to maintain quality and be in high demand.

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These are some of the gems that I discovered from the many who participated.

Rob Westbury - Nagging Doubt

Rob Westbury – Nagging Doubt

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Nagging Doubt

Twitter @NagDoubtWines

Rob and Abby Westbury –Kelowna –making “The Pull” #Bordeaux blend and a Viognier

Marichel Winery

Marichel Winery

Marichel Winery

Twitter @MarichelWinery

Richard Roskell –Naramata – making a very good Syrah

Garry Thygesen - Skaha Vineyards

Garry Thygesen – Skaha Vineyards

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Skaha Vineyard

Twitter @KrazeLegzWine

making some killer wine under Skaha Vineyard label — Garry and Sue Thygesen –Kaleden—making a range of very good wine including  their Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Ice Wine and a Port

James Schlosser  - Niche Wines

James Schlosser – Niche Wines

Niche Wine Co

Twitter @nichewineco

James and Joanna Schlosser — West Kelowna – making a very good Foch

Black Cloud

Black Cloud

Black Cloud

Twitter @Blackcloudwine

Bradley Cooper and Audralee Daum – Penticton –making very good Pinot Noir

 

Look for wines from these Okanagan region wineries in Vancouver area restaurants and stores, you may want to visit Garagiste North online.

By: Richard Wolak