Garagiste Show


Join host Stew McLennan as he explores the world of the artisan winemaker….. An eclectic mix of wine-centric interviews, facts and fun.

Come visit the wine underground…just remember it’s no snobs allowed at The Garagiste Show

Having appeared for over twenty years as an actor in both Film and Television, Stew‘s role on The Garagiste Show is to couple his show business background with a passion for wine and winemaking that has spanned most of his adult life. Stewart has also spent literal time in the wine industry trenches having worked in both national sales and marketing for several years for larger wineries. Stew was most recently, along with his partner Doug Minnick, integral in originating, developing and successfully producing of The Garagiste Festival. A now annual wine event most recently named a top ten epicurean destination by ABC National News and one, which has spawned a burgeoning Garagiste winemaking movement throughout California and beyond. Stew’s accessible and open approach has become key in garnering the show a large loyal and growing audience bringing on some of the region’s finest winemakers and food purveyors as guests on the show.

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  • The Garagiste Show – 4/30/18 – Winemaker Ryan Pease is in studio discussing Mourvedre
    This weeks show fatures Winemaker Ryan Pease. Ryan has recently along with his wife Nicole, opened a tasting room on the famed Vineyard Drive. Ryan discusses his approach to making his favorite varietal, Mourvedre while tasting some of his new releases with Stew. One of which has been fermented in a Beaujolais style making it […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 4/23/18 – Local Metalworker and Scultor Max Randolph talks about his work
    This week’s show features local talented metalworker and sculptor, Max Randolh. Max has been primarily using his skills on large commision pieces and is now transitioning his own creations. An inspirational show for those wanting to explore their creativity. Max’s passion for his art shines throughout the hour. If you want to find out more […]
  • The Garagiste Show, April 2 – Insurance Firm Debudo and Defendis
    It’s all about insurance on this week’s episode of The Garagiste Show. Stew is joined by Matt Defendis, Owner and Kevin Lynn, Vice President of the insurance firm, Debudo and Defendis. D&D is a company that specializes in products that insure smaller wineries among their many other products. They will be holding a series of […]
  • The Garagiste Show – Tyler Russell of Nelle and Cordant Wines
    Today’s show is a reboot of one from a few years ago with Tyler Russell, Owner and Winemaker of Nelle and Cordant Wineries. Tyler recently opened his new tasting room by the corner Ramada and Marquita at the entrance to Tin City. Tyler has received both high accolades for his wines and his great support […]
  • The Garagiste Show – House Cooper with Sarah Dahmen
    This week’s show features Cooper Smith, Author and Owner Maker at House Cooper in Wisconsin, Sarah Dahmen. Sarah was first drawn to making Cooper Kitchen utensils as a result of research she was doing for a series of novels st in early American History. An extremely interesting show in which Sarah explains the fundamentals of […]
  • The Garagiste Show – Doug Kilgore talking upcoming appearance at Refugio Kitchen in Paso Robles
    This week on the Garagiste Show, features Doug Kilgore of Grover Provisions. Doug and Stew discuss their upcoming appearance at Refugio Kitchen in Paso Robles. Refugio’s Owner and renowned cookbook author/Chef Brigit Binns, will be highlighting Grove Provisions artisan olive oils in an upcoming dinner as part of her ongoing series of cooking classes. Stew […]
  • The Garagiste Show with Local Chef Miss Odette
    This week’s Garagiste Show show features effervescent local chef and sauce legend Miss Odette who is bringing Madi Gras to Arroyo Robles Winery in Paso Robles this weekend . Learn how to make gumbo and jambalaya from the mistress of authentic creole cooking . Miss Odette also reveals what her next secret sauce project will […]
  • The Garagiste Show with Karen Blaney and Nitta Mittal
    This week on the Garagiste Show, Stew chats with artist and entrepreneur Karen Blaney regarding her innovative approach to bringing art to the masses. Nita Mittal also drops by with an update on LXV Winery, she shares with her husband Kunal. A fun show that will have you waiting to join Karen’s next paint your […]
  • The Garagiste Show Jan, 15 – Former Playboy Mansion Executive Chef Wills Carter
    This week on the Garagiste Show, features Former Playboy Mansion Executive Chef, Wills Carter. Wills and his wife Bootsie are the owners of the much lauded Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast. A show about the pursuit of dreams and how this couple makes them a reality…
  • The Garagiste Show with Winemaker Brian Benson
    This week on the Garagiste Show, is a reboot from 2013. with Winemaker Brian Benson. Brian recounts, among many things, beginning his wine making exploits at the tender age of 13. That fact, which surely makes him unique among local wine makers, became the beginning of what has become a wine making carer dedicated to […]