Garagiste Show

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 – 01/28/19 – Thacher Wines
    This weeks Garagiste show features Sherman Thacher of Thacher Winery along with his assistant Daniel Callan. The Show features a wonderful on air tasting and discussion of Thachers lesser known and more exclusive wines from Chenin Blanc to whole cluster Cinsault.  
  • The Garagiste Show – 01/14/19 – Riley Hubbard of Hubbard Wines in studio
    This weeks Garagiste Show guest is yet another Cal poly graduate. Riley Hubbard of representing her new label Hubbard Wines. Riley talks about her humble beginnings as a tasting room attendant who then became so enamored of winemaking she left do do her masters in Enology in France. Riley tastes through her latest vintage with […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 01/07/19 – Brian Wayne of Tastri in studio
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Brian Wayne. Brian is a chemical analyst for the new start up Tastri. Tastri has been set up to put real subjectivity into wine criticism through very selective chemical analysis of wines in the marketplace. By using proprietary techniques Tastri will be able to define people’s palates and recommend wines […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 12/31/18 – Megan Van Hook of Lusso Della Terra talks new facility and more
    This weeks New Years Eve Garagiste Show  features Megan Van Hook, General Manager at Lusso Della Terra. Megan explains her journey to the region and the tasks associated in transitioning LDT to its new facility on Ranchita Canyon in San Miguel. Megan and Stew taste through a range of LDT’s yet to be released whites […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 12/17/18 – Santa and Elfis
    This weeks Garagiste Show features the return of Santa and Elfis Santa’s right hand elf for a deep dive into all things Christmas. Known for their often irreverent but kind hearted take on the season Santa and Elfis give us a revealing  behind the scenes take on all things holly and jolly. Hang on for […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 12/03/18 – Chef Nathan Clapp in studio
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Chef Nathan Clapp of Templeton’s 15C. Learn how a farm lad from the Mid West became an Italian inspired Chef now helming 15c’s Menu . Nathan’s sincere desire to always be learning and improving his cuisine are on display throughout this show.
  • The Garagiste Show – 11/20/18 – Boutique Wine Label Copi
    This weeks Garagiste Show features the new owners of the boutique wine label Copia, Anita Kothari and Varinda Sahi. Learn about what brought them to San Luis Obispo County and why they’ve both chosen to become a part of the winemaking community here.
  • The Garagiste Show – 11/12/18 – Raymond Smith discusses winemaking and The Alley
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Raymond Smith off Indigen’e Cellars. Raymond is long time member of The Paso winemaking community having previously owned a mobile bottling line and worked in all facets of wine making. Raymond and Stew discuss all manner of facets of the business. Raymond explains how his passion for winemaking grew into […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 11/05/18 – The Wellness Kitchen in studio
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Chef Evan Vossler and Executive Director of the local non profit The Wellness Kitchen. A discussion of all things wellness food along with a hand to help promote the charities’ upcoming fundraiser A Top Chef Tribute on Nov 29th. This years fundraiser becomes all the more important as a result […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 10/29/18 – John Munch in studio
    It’s John Munch week on this weeks Garagiste Show. A show that aired originally as a two part episode  will be replayed   In it’s entirety this week, with part one airing on Monday and part two this following Sunday. One of the Original Godfathers of Paso Wine, John shares his eclectic and  roguish style  with […]