We had a handful of customers and a whole sea of ideas.
— Jon Rimmerman, Garagiste Founder


Garagiste: \ga-räzh-eest\ noun, French, from “garer”—to dock, to protect

1. a passionate winemaker who creates fine limited production wines (occasionally in his or her garage)
2. a selective, Seattle-based wine, food and thought emporium dedicated to the artisan and consumer


Garagiste is a 100% independent, pro-consumer purveyor of wine, food, wisdom, and esoteric tidbits of travel and culture with an international following bred from respect and trust for our frank and open discourse on topics many would rather brush under the rug. We are not very popular with other wine retailers or those in the trade, but we are extremely popular with consumers.