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Garagiste Wine Festival Paso Robles 2018

To Quote a fellow Aussie Stewart “The festival is a Paso wine-tasting tradition. Big, bold and badass. So if you’ve never been to our Paso festival, you need to come join the fun.”

The garagiste movement, which originated in the Bordeaux region of France, now showcases small-lot winemakers, many of whom work out of their garages. The Paso Garagiste Festival was named the best wine festival in the country in USA Today’s 10 Best list for 2018. The publication’s 10 Best editors pick 20 initial nominees and then the top 10 winners are determined by a popular vote of its readers.

The Garagiste Wine Festivals ( are the first and only wine festivals dedicated to the undiscovered and under-recognized American artisan ‘garagiste’ producers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small-lot production wines in the world. Founded by fellow garagistes Stewart McLennan and Douglas Minnick, the Garagiste Festivals are committed to discovering the best and most innovative limited-production winemakers and promoting and showcasing them to a broad audience of discerning wine consumers. In addition to its flagship annual festival in Paso Robles, CA, the Garagiste Festival line-up includes Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure, featuring Santa Ynez Valley garagistes; the Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure, in Los Angeles; the Garagiste Festival, Northern Exposure, in Sonoma; winemaker dinners, a newsletter, garagiste profiles and more.

Our mate Stewart giving you to info...

To preserve an intimate experience with one-on-one interaction with winemakers, tickets are very limited for the Garagiste Festivals and always sell out.

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