Find out why we were named Best Wine Festival in the country by USA Today!
Taste over 200 ultra-premium wines from over 50 hard-to-find micro-wineries from the Paso Robles region and all around California. The Garagiste Festival is the first and only organization that gathers these undiscovered artisan ‘garagiste’ winemakers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small-lot wines in the world. You'll never find these wines in supermarkets - and you'll never find them all in one place like this. Discover the biggest "small" thing happening in the world of wine.
SATURDAY FESTIVAL EVENTS
VIP All-Day Access - $140 | November 13th, 11:00am-8:30pm | Paso Fairgrounds - Check-In will begin at 10:30am, so the Seminar can start at 11:00am. Please be on time, as we'll be pouring some special wines right from the beginning and we'd hate you to miss out! Get access to all Saturday events, including morning seminar (See Description Below), Wine Country Box Lunch, (1) hour Early Access tasting, (3) hours at the Grand Tasting, and entry to the After Party (from 5:30-8:30pm) with live music and unlimited beer.
Early Access - $99 | November 13th, 1:00-5:00pm | Paso Fairgrounds
Get an extra hour from 1-2pm with a limited crowd. Find your favorites amongst our lineup of 50 winemakers who will be pouring over 200 different wines from 1-5pm. Includes unlimited tastes, complimentary cheese & charcuterie, food samples and a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass.
Grand Tasting - $79 | November 13th, 2:00-5:00pm | Paso Fairgrounds
Find your favorites amongst our lineup of over 50 winemakers who will be pouring over 200 different wines from 2-5pm. Includes unlimited tastes, complimentary cheese & charcuterie, food samples and a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass.
After Party - $25 | November 13th, 5:30-8:30pm | Paso Fairgrounds
Keep the good times going! Mingle with the winemakers, grab a cold brew and rock out with live music.
Designated Driver Admission - $10 | November 13, 1-5pm | Paso Fairgrounds
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Please enjoy visiting with our other food and artisan vendors. Entry is allowed for Tasting Sessions ONLY (1-5pm). No VIP Seminar Entry allowed.
FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT
Friday Rare & Reserve Tasting - $95 | November 12th | 6:30-9:30pm
Pavilion on the Lake, Atascadero, CA
Start the weekend off right by tasting the best of the best! Attendees will get to experience over 30 of the best wines our Garagistes have to offer - Only available at this event! No Repeats! - along with an amazing Spanish-themed buffet from Trumpet Vine Catering. A kick-off party to energize and impress your palate! Due to the rarity of these wines tickets are limited.
WEEKEND PASO INFO
Weekend Passes - $190 per person | November 12 & 13th - Includes all Festival Events
Get full access to ALL of the wine and fun the Festival has to offer, as well as the best pricing deal - 20% off Friday Night’s Rare & Reserve Party and Saturday VIP All Day Access tickets - including the Saturday Seminar, Gourmet Box Lunch, Early Access to the Grand Tasting and Rockin' After Party! - ONLY 50 Weekend Passes Available
SATURDAY SEMINAR: 11:00am-12:30pm
Only Available with VIP Ticket or Weekend Pass
The Past and Future of Paso Robles: In Depth with Jason Haas of Tablas Creek!
Tablas Creek Vineyard, founded in 1989 by the Perrin and Haas families in what would become the Paso Robles Adelaida District, has been a pioneer in many ways, from their early embrace of dry farming to their dedication to the Rhone Rangers category to their recent first-in-the-world Regenerative Organic Certification.
But their most lasting legacy may be the 19 different grape varieties that they imported into the United States and made available to the broader community through their grapevine nursery. These included better-known grapes like Grenache, Syrah, and Viognier, but also nine varieties never planted before in the United States: Grenache Blanc, Counoise, Vermentino, Picpoul Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Terret Noir, Picardan, Muscardin, and Bourboulenc.
In this seminar, Tablas Creek’s second generation proprietor Jason Haas will take you through Tablas Creek’s journey from idea between friends to the search for the spot to the creation of the grapevine nursery, vineyard, and winery. He’ll taste some of their rarest varietal bottlings as well as the new vintage of the Esprit de Tablas, and share why he’s even more excited for the vineyard’s next three decades.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Garagiste Festival attendees agree to follow all current San Luis Obispo County guidelines for COVID-19 at the time of the event in November 2021. Attendees agree not to attend the event if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or if exposed to another individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19. To gain entry to all events, guidelines MAY include proof of vaccination or results of a negative COVID Test (within 72 hours of the event), face coverings while not eating or drinking, social distancing, or whatever else is applicable at the time of the Festival. We appreciate your compliance as we try to get back to helping you find your new favorite wines. We will keep you updated as it gets closer to the event.
If you are looking for a place to stay during the Festival, please consider one of these fine establishments. Contact them directly for special "Garagiste" weekend deals.
TRAVEL PASO - All you need to know about visiting Paso!
Visit Atascadero - Find the best local lodging in A-Town
Adelaide Inn - 10% off when you call and mention "Garagiste Festival"
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Paso Oaks Hotel - Use code GARAGISTE21 to get your discount!