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International Albariño Day 2017

TAPAS announces the sixth International Albariño Days, August 2-7, 2017: A celebration of the Albariño grape. We are encouraging everyone to open a bottle of Albariño, enjoy the fun, and share their experiences online with the hashtag #AlbarinoFiesta. 

In past years we celebrated only one day, but for 2017 we will be celebrating for a whole week - to coincide with the Fiesta del Albariño 2016 held in the small coastal town of Cambados, Spain during the first week of August. Albariño is traditionally grown in Rias Baixas, a wine region in Galicia in northwestern Spain, and produces crisp, acidic white wines ideal for summer evenings and seafood pairings. It is also grown in Portugal, where it is known as Alvarinho.  Now it is being grown in North America, so we’re celebrating with International Albariño Day. 

(For six fun facts on Albariño, watch this two-minute video from Karen MacNeil, author of the Wine Bible. We encourage you to go to KarenMacNeil.com and sign up for WineSpeed, Karen's Friday afternoon tip sheet of wine advice and wine recommendations!)

We encourage wineries, wine shops, restaurants, bars, and everyone else to hold special events during Albariño Days! Whether or not you attend an organized event, use #AlbarinoFiesta to connect with fellow Albariño enthusiasts worldwide!


International Albariño Day Events

Lodi Tour of Albariño

Celebrate International Albariño Day in Lodi the 1st weekend of August.

There is no ticket needed, just come by any participating tasting room, pick up a guidebook, and get started on this self-guided tour of 6 wineries. You'll discover some fantastic wines, all of the Spanish varietal called Albariño! This tour is sure to enhance your appreciation for this varietal. Sounds like fun! You can start your tour at any of the participating wineries.

Each of the wineries on the tour will be pouring their fantastic take on Albariño, each one different from the next:

At Bokisch Vineyards tasting room, you'll get a taste of three Albariños from three different vineyards. This side-by-side comparison is a fun exploration of the difference terroir can make. Bokisch is also releasing their 2016 Andrus Island Albariño this weekend!

At Dancing Coyote, taste their Estate Grown 2016 Albariño, then buy a full case for $99, that's over 30% discount!

Estate Crush will feature their 2016 Albariño from Bokisch Vineyards along with its August menu with fifteen additional wines.

At Klinker Brick you'll taste their "Best of Class" 2016 Albariño, enjoy 15% off Albariño purchases, and get a taste of their delicious Albariño sorbet.

Mettler Family Vineyard will be pouring their Estate Grown Albariño, a true summer treat, and some of their other unique varietals.

At Oak Farm Vineyards you can experience their 2016 Albariño plus 8 other wines on their tasting list and enjoy their beautiful tasting room with live music on Saturday.

For more information on the Lodi Tour of Albariño, check out "From the Vine: Spanish albariño finds home in Lodi."


Watch this space for more details and events! If you're interested in organizing an event or becoming a sponsor, please contact TAPAS!