Garagiste Festival in North County celebrates small-lot winemakers

The fifth annual Garagiste Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday in the North County.

The event begins with a five-course winemaker dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at The Carlton Hotel in Atascadero. An “Out-of-Towners” winemaker mixer will be from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday at Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles, featuring rare and reserve wines from local wineries and others around the state. A winemaker panel and tasting seminars will be held at the Paso Robles Event Center on Saturday, followed by a grand tasting and after-party.

The first Cal Poly Garagiste Festival Scholarship Fund students will be announced. The nonprofit festival supports Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture department. Tickets can be purchased at For more information call 769-8211.

Danielle Ames: 805-781-7902