2018 Paso Fest

We are thrilled to be bringing the 8th 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 Paso Garagiste Festival 2018


“Friday Night Rare & Reserve Paella Party”

6:00-9:00pm – $59 per person

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

J Carson Catering-Logo 2Kick off the weekend with a mouthwatering bang! Guests will get to experience over 30 of the best rare and reserve wines our garagistes have to offer – only at this event, not available to taste on Saturday! – along with a bounty of mouthwatering paella from local chef John Carson (JC Catering) and additional nibbles from Vivant Cheese and Nana’s Hummus.

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, it’s our engaging, educational and unique winemaker panel and tasting seminar. The seminar is only available as part of the VIP All-Day and Weekend Pass tickets, which also includes a Wine Country Box Lunch from Love.Joy.Eat catering, early access to the Grand Tasting and entry into the Rockin’ After Party.


SATURDAY SEMINAR: 11:30am-12:30pm

The Rise of Spanish Grapes:  Classic Varieties find a home in Califoria

It’s no secret that the Central Coast can grow just about any grape, so we are not surprised by the recent upswing in the planting of traditional Spanish grapes like Albarino, Tempranillo, Graciano, and others. Spain and California, especially Paso, have VERY similar climates (some grapes like it hot), making this an ideal place to try something new with something traditional and, as usual, Garagiste winemakers are on the cutting edge of showcasing the beauty and intensity of these grapes. Verdad Wines has been on the forefront of this movement, planting their first vines over 20 years ago. Since our first Festival in 2011, we have seen the rise of these grapes and have featured over 100 different Spanish-inspired wines at our events. Join us for a unique opportunity to learn AND taste what these California-grown versions are bringing to the glass.


Seminar Panelists: Louisa Sawyer Lindquist (Verdad Wines),  Enrique Torres (Diablo Paso), and Jeremy Leffert (Croma Vera Wines).

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>> List of Participating Wineries <<

Grand Tasting Ticket – $65

Early Access Ticket – $85

VIP All-Day – $130

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 Stephen Rowe and the Lonely Loners (they are back, baby!)



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.

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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. 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.

Members of the Media, please contact Melanie Webber at melanie@mwebbcom.com to register.


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