2017 Paso Fest

We are thrilled to be bringing the 7th Annual Garagiste Festival back to downtown Paso Robles. We are currently finalizing all the details but following is our basic schedule of events that includes wine, wine and more wine. Some nibbles too.:)

We hope you will come out and support these small, hard-working winemakers. We know you’re going to love what you taste.

The 7th Annual Garagiste Festival Schedule


“Friday Night Heaven: Rare, Reserve & Retro”

6:30-9:30pm – $55 per person

Event to be held at The American Legion Hall
805 S. Main Street, Templeton, CA 93465

Kick off the weekend with a mouthwatering bang! Guests will get to experience over 30 of the best wines our garagistes have to offer – only available at this event! – along with a bounty of delightful tapas from local Chef Loshel Robinson in conjunction with Fig at Courtney’s House, a Templeton dining favorite.

An intimate party to energize and impress your palate. Tickets are limited.

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“The Main Event at the Paso Fairgrounds”

2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446

The day begins by bringing back one of the most popular features of the Garagiste Festivals, its engaging, educational and unique winemaker panel and tasting seminars. The seminars are only available as part of the VIP All-Day and Weekend Pass tickets, which also includes a Wine Country Box Lunch from Cass Catering, early access to the Grand Tasting and entry into the Rockin’ After Party.

>> List of Participating Wineries <<

SATURDAY SEMINARS: 11:00am-12:30pm

What’s in a Rhone? Demystifing the Flavors of White Grapes from this Classic Region

We hear it a LOT…what is Marsanne? Roussanne? Are they grapes? Where is The Rhone? How do you say Viognier? Isn’t Grenache a red grape? Rhone varieties – and more importantly blends made from the regions classic white grapes – have been popping up all over California especially in the Central Coast over the past decade. We felt it was time to learn more about what each grape brings to the bottle by itself and in a blend.

Seminar Panelists: Bob Tillman (Alta Colina), Neil Roberts (Clavo Cellars) and Curt Schalchlin (Sans Liege)

Breaking Down Bordeaux: An Exploration of the Classic Varietals a la Garagiste

Bordeaux may be the benchmark of red wines, but it’s not all just Cabernet Sauvignon. There are five traditional grapes that make up this region’s wines and we will explore them all, along with why they thrive in Paso, when to blend and when to let the varietal shine on its own. If anyone know how to produce great juice from an unsung grape it’s the Garagistes.

Seminar Panelists: Damian Grindley (Brecon Estate), Ryan Render (Rendarrio Vineyards), David Vondrasek (Artisan Uprising) and Mark Wasserman (Vinemark Cellars).

Grand Tasting Ticket – $65

Early Access Ticket – $85

VIP All-Day – $135

The festival’s Grand Tasting follows from 2-5pm with over 60 winemakers pouring 200+ wines and 20+ varietals.  Cheese & Charcuterie will be provided by Vivant Fine Cheese, along with food samples from local artisan vendors. We will also be offering a limited number of Early Access Tickets which gives attendees an extra hour of tasting from 1-2pm.

The day is capped with the festival’s traditional Rockin’ After-Party from 5:30-8:30pm ($20 per person), where guests and winemakers mingle, grab some brews and listen to some live tunes courtesy of High Voltage (they are back, baby!).

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Full access to both Friday and Saturday Events 

Get full access to ALL of the wine and fun the Festival has to offer, as well as the best pricing deal – over 20% off Friday Night and Saturday VIP All-Day tickets – including the Saturday Seminar and Rockin’ After Party! These tickets are limited.


Trade & Media entry begins at 1:00pm. Please contact us at info@garagistefestival.com if you are interested in attending. ONLY wine bar / shop / restaurant owners and wine brokers / distributors will be allowed to RSVP. For more information CLICK HERE. Limited Wine Industry tickets are available for local wine personnel who would also like to attend. Please contact us at info@garagistefestival.com for further details and ticket prices.


Please contact us at info@garagistefestival.com if you are interested in volunteering at the Festival. You must be over 21 years old to qualify.