Garagiste Festival to feature 70-plus California winemakers

Get ready to sample some “garage wines” this November: The fourth annual Garagiste Festival is coming to the area Nov. 6 through 9, and will feature wines from more than 70 small-lot California winemakers.

The festival celebrates garagiste wines — wines made by small-lot winemakers, often in their garages or basements — from across California. Roughly 50 winemakers from the Paso Robles area will be featured, with the rest coming from Northern California and Santa Barbara County, according to a news release.

The event includes the Opening Round event at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero on Nov. 7 and a Grand Tasting at the Ponderosa Pavilion at the Paso Robles Event Center on Nov. 8, as well as several tasting seminars led by festival veterans.

For a complete listing of events, or to purchase tickets, visit