‘Garagiste,’ once a slur, now nods to scrappy wine-making scene in CA

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The Garagiste Festival will highlight smaller winemakers this weekend at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Douglas Minnick.

This weekend the Garagiste Festival comes to Glendale for their eighth annual event highlighting micro wineries from Napa all the way to Baja. Born from the once derogatory term meant to deride smaller vintners, Garagiste seeks to highlight renegade winemakers who don’t have the money to advertise their wares the way conventional big vineyards do.