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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  • Garagiste Show – Merlot/LaZarre 10/14
    This weeks Garagiste Show features returning guest Adam LaZarre. Being Merlot month, Adam shares his love of the much-maligned variety and discusses, amongst many other topics, how he has constructed his latest vintage.  Adams’s breadth of knowledge as a winemaker for some twenty-nine years is extensive to say the least. This show contains many wonderful […]
  • The Garagiste Show – Austin Hope Roast 10/7
    This weeks Garagiste Show is all about garnering support for the upcoming Roast of Austin Hope. Now in its fifth incarnation the Roast is an annual fund raiser for The Cancer Support Community that is held at  Rich And Tracey Sacarelli’s beautiful venue, Terra Mia. Rich is joined on the show by Shannon Diaquisto who […]
  • The Garagiste Show – Susan Mahler Cypher Winery 9/30
    This week’s Garagiste Show features Susan A. Mahler (Aka  Sam ), winemaker/owner of Cypher Winery along with Deb Coppage who has worked for Sam’s old company, Four Vines, since its inception . Sam discusses her approach to winemaking  and how she has evolved in the industry. From being a behind the scenes partner at Four […]
  • The Garagiste Show – Piper Kombucha 9/23
    This week’s Garagiste Show dives into a family affair with Shane and Annette Piper along with their son, James Piper speaking about their adventure in kombucha. Piper’s Kombucha based in Orcutt is family owned and operated. Learn about the world of kombucha and dig into what it’s like to operate a business as a family. […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 09/16/19 – Jason Buschong talking Buschong Vintage Company
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Jason Buschong winemaker and owner along with his wife Lisa, of Buschong Vintage Company . Jason recounts the history that brought he and his family to the region . A journey that started with a bottle of Chardonnay at eighteen has now become a family label replete with a wonderful […]
  • Garagiste Show – 08/26/19 – Talking Sip and Taste Paso Robles w/ Toomy Booth & Rich Veruni
    This weeks Garagiste show features Tommy Booth, OIwner of The Wine Boss in Downtown Paso Robles and Rich Veruni General Manager of Allegretto Vineyard Resort Tommy and Rich have teamed up along with many great food and beverage purveyors to launch the inaugural Sip and Taste Paso. Sip and Taste will be happening on Saturday […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 08/19/19 – Toast Tours
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Kristina Horton and Lars Bruinink, Owners/Operators of Toast Tours. Toast’s mission is to deliver exemplary wine tours for its clients. Learn what constitutes a great wine tour and more specifically, how this integral part of wine tourism functions. A fun romp with a great entrepreneurial couple.  
  • The Garagiste Show – 08/12/19 – Ted Ross of Hayseed and Housdon
    This weeks Garagiste show features Winery Owner Ted Ross whose new project Hayseed and Housdon is opening its tasting room on Railroad St in Paso Robles. Ted shares with Stew how his unique background is being utilized on this project. “Hayseed” is Teds vision of a community based winery that has literally been planned with […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 08/05/19 – Zanolli Wines
    This weeks Garagiste Show features husband and wife Jimmy and Shelley Zanolli of the small brand Zanolli Wines. The couple began making their wines in 2015 after both returning from the Napa and Sonoma region where they both worked in the industry. Currently they make their highly crafted small lot wines at Bella Luna Winery. […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 07/29/19 – Melanie Webber talking WSET Classes and more
    This weeks Garagiste Show features guest Melanie Webber. Melanie holds a level four WSET Diploma in Wine and discusses with Stew her journey to that much vaunted and highly regard honor. SLO county has until recently not had higher sommelier level course available. Melanie will now be teaching a series of WSET courses at Broken […]