A "garagiste" is the wine equivalent of a "garage band": a scrappy little upstart outfit working outside the establishment. Here are four of the small-batchers who've made "garagiste" into a full-fledged movement with its own festival which gathers 65 of these excellent, hard-to-find wineries under one roof this November in Paso Robles.
Check it, cheapskates: this year's festival (November 7-10) will offer a special Wine.Woot-only discount. Enter the code winewoot when buying tickets for either the Saturday Grand Tasting or Saturday's VIP package for 15% off. Must purchase by September 27, 2013.
Garagiste Festival tickets
Also, one lucky Wooter will win a pair of tickets for the Saturday Grand Tasting for FREE (no purchase necessary). Go to the Garagiste website, sign up for the email list, and in the "Name of Winery" field enter "Woot". Just make sure to do so before midnight CST September 20th. The winner will be notified via email by September 23rd.