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July 2014
The American Garagiste Movement
Garagiste festivals give exposure to "garage wineries"--bonded wineries that like to experiment and hand craft less than 1,500 cases a year
by Paul Franson
Though the term is French—like so many used in winemaking—the “garagiste” movement has found a ready home in California. Many wineries truly start in garages, but wherever their home, the term has been adopted by many small, innovative winemakers who don’t follow convention. The term “garagiste” actually originated in Bordeaux and was first derisively applied to winemakers who weren’t making wine the traditional way in chateaux. Reportedly, &ldqu...
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