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GARAGISTES – (garage-east) n, Fr. – A term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the “rules.” Now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world. Who’s laughing now, Francois? Syn: Rule-breakers, pioneers, renegades, mavericks, driven by passion.

Welcome to Garagiste, a place for the underground, the different, and the cutting edge of small production winemaking with no rules.

Remember, whether you see the glass as half empty or half full,
there’s always room for more wine.

Well #2 Urban Exposure is in the books. Thanks to everyone who came out! We know our winemakers enjoyed sharing their wares with you. Hope you found a lot of new bottles to love. We all appreciate your support.

Major props to our volunteers again for stepping up and working their hearts out on a very long day. Big thanks to The Wiltern and their staff who truly helped make the event run smoothly and who worked with great energy and positivity. It was wonderful working with you all.

How fun was that…?

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5th ANNUAL GARAGISTE FESTIVAL: PASO ROBLES

NOVEMBER 5-8th

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Our very first video describing who and what a “garagiste” is.