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. The Garagiste Festival is the first and only organization that gathers these under-the-radar 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.
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VIP All-Day Access - $150 | November 12th, 11:30am-8:30pm | Paso Fairgrounds - Check-In will begin at 11:15am, so the Seminar can start promptly at 11:30am.
Get access to all Saturday events, including morning tasting seminar (See Description Below), Wine Country Box Lunch, (1) hour Early Access to the Grand Tasting, (3) hours at the Grand Tasting, and complimentary entry to the After Party (from 5:30-8:30pm) with live music and unlimited beer.
Early Access - $99 | November 12th, 1:00-5:00pm | Paso Fairgrounds
Get an extra hour from 1-2pm with a limited crowd. Find your favorites amongst our lineup of over 50 winemakers who will be pouring over 200 different wines from 1-5pm. Includes unlimited tastes, complimentary cheese & charcuterie available from Vivant Cheese and bottled water, along with a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass.
Grand Tasting - $79 | November 12th, 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 plate available from Vivant Cheese and bottled water, along with a souvenir Stolzle crystal wine glass.
After Party - $25 | November 12th, 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 12, 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 Rare & Reserve Tasting - $95 | November 11th | 6:30-9:00pm
Pavilion on the Lake, Atascadero, CA
Start the weekend off right by tasting the best of the best! Attendees will get to experience over 50 of the best wines our Garagistes have to offer - only available at this event! No Repeats! White and reds, library, sneak peeks, club only, vintage verticals and even a few barrel samples. These are top-of-the-line wines that rarely see the light of day and will surely impress your palate! Due to the rarity of these wines only 200 tickets are available. The evening also includes a dinner buffet catered by Junction Food & Friends.
Weekend Passes - $195 per person | November 11 & 12th - 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! This all-inclusive tickets includes Friday Night’s Rare & Reserve Party and Saturday VIP All Day Access - including the Saturday Tasting Seminar, Gourmet Box Lunch, Early Access to the Grand Tasting (1pm) and Rockin' After Party! - ONLY 80 Weekend Passes Available
Only Available with VIP Ticket or Weekend Pass (Advance purchase required)
Most grapes varieties thrive in just one type of climate. Zin likes heat, Pinot needs it cool, and so on. Syrah on the other hand, can thrive in diverse climactic and soil types, and expresses very differently as a result. From dark and viscous in in warmer climes, to bright and lively in cool regions, Syrah has a range few other grapes can match.
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 options in A-Town.
Adelaide Inn - Get 15% off when you call and mention "Garagiste Festival"
La Quinta Inn & Suites - Get 10% off when you call and mention "Garagiste Festival"
Paso Oaks Hotel - Call to get your discount with code GARAGISTE2022 / 2 Night Minimum
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 2022. 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. 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.
All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.
All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.
ALL Garagiste Events are 21 and over. No babies are children will be admitted per license restrictions of the CA ABC.
No animals are allowed at the Festival with the exception of certified service dogs. Please leave your pets at home.