We’ve been looking forward to the Solvang Garagiste Festival for quite a few months. The party will be in Solvang, about 40 miles north of Santa Barbara on the west edge of the Santa Ynez Valley. We may even get in a return visit to Los Olivos. As a public service we have put together a list of wineries that will be pouring (or, at least, are on the official list). The format is Excel 2007. We’ve included urls and bits of other information. If you add to this data, please e-mail me your revised workbook. Click here to download the Excel file.
We are particularly looking forward to visiting the ten wineries we’ve never heard of. In alphabetical order they are Brophy Clark, Clos des Amis, Crawford Family, el Lugar, Iter, Mollie, Ryan Cochrane, Seagrape, Weatherborne, and West of Temperance. By our count there are 46 winemakers at this event, many from Solvang, Buellton, the Santa Ynez Valley, the Santa Maria Valley, the Santa Rita Hills, and Santa Barbara County.