Wine enthusiasts who like to discover the up and coming wineries, winemakers, also called the emerging winemakers will want to attend the forthcoming Garagiste Festival in Paso Robles from November 7-10, 2013.
Garagiste is a French term from the Bordeaux region that is used to define the small winemaker who sometimes made wine in their garage but broke the traditional rules of the wine making process to create some of the most outstanding wines.
For California, the Garagiste is a cutting edge movement promoted by the new small boutique artisan wineries, who are like the French and German artists of the early 20th century, breaking the rules for art at the time with a new style of painting. Instead their palette are the grapes they use to create handcrafted wine that we delightfully imbibe giving pleasure to our palates.
The 3rd annual Garagiste Festival grand tasting will feature 49 wineries pouring over 125 wines, which includes 20+ different varietals.
Some of the other weekend highlights are:
“Undiscovered Treasures” 6-Course Winemaker Dinner on Thursday, November 7, 2013.
Friday, November 8, 2013 events include the “The Opening Round”: 4:00-7:00pm, which features 17 wineries from as far north as Sonoma and south from Santa Ynez and the Winemaker Mixer: 7:30-9:30pm that will include 25 yet to be released wines, barrel samples plus more.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 begins with two seminars followed by the grand tasting. The first seminar at 11 a.m. is “What’s Wrong With This Picture? Educate Your Palate About the Most Common Wine Flaws” and the second at 11:45 a.m. “Garagiste Outlaws: Breaking the Old World Blending Rules”. Saturday will also feature a Winemaker After Party.
The event will culminate on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 11:00 a.m.-1 p.m. with Winemaker Symposium - Nothing’s Perfect: How to Manage and Influence Your Wines to Greatness.
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