follow the nuevo spanish wine trail!
Heidi Stine
 
July 2, 2015 | Heidi Stine

tapas albariƱos featured

Wine writer Mike Dunne reviews the most enticing Albariños from the 2015 TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting, in this article from the Sacramento Bee:

Dunne on Wine: Regional winemakers embrace Iberia’s albariño

You won't want to miss the great photo of Markus and Liz Bokisch in the vineyard with their cat!

Also check out Mike's blog, A Year in Wine!

 

Heidi Stine
 
June 29, 2015 | Heidi Stine

iberian grapes for sale

Due to personal health issues, Kenneth Volk Vineyards is downsizing in the 2015 harvest. Ken has Iberian grapes for sale from Paso Robles and San Benito. All vineyards are planted on Calcareous soils and professionally farmed.

Fruit available: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir, Verdelho, Tempranillo, and Touriga Nacional.

Other heirloom grapes available: Aglianico and Blaufrankisch.

For more information contact Ken Volk at: ken@volkwines.com

Time Posted: Jun 29, 2015 at 6:35 PM
Heidi Stine
 
January 29, 2015 | Heidi Stine

welcome new members

TAPAS welcomes two new members!

Heidi Stine
 
November 13, 2014 | Heidi Stine

happy international tempranillo day!

Happy International Tempranillo Day!  If you're looking for some recommendations, check out this article from the Wine Curmudgeon!

12 wines for International Tempranillo Day

Or look for a nearby event at internationaltempranilloday.com

Heidi Stine
 
November 4, 2014 | Heidi Stine

live video tasting this wednesday

In honor of International Tempranillo Day on November 13th, the Lodi Winegrape Commission is hosting a live video tasting featuring five delicious wines from the historically rich and diverse Lodi winegrowing region! 
They'll be featuring five unique Tempranillo wines from the Lodi Appellation.  TAPAS President Stuart Spencer (Owner and Winemaker at St.Amant Winery) will be hosting this fascinating look at Tempranillo with Rick Taylor, Owner and Winemaker of Riaza Wines and a member of the TAPAS Board. 

Catch the action online at cca.yourbrandlive.com/c/tempranilloday on Wednesday, November 5 from 5-6 pm Pacific time (yes, it's about a week early - let's get the discussion started!).   


 

Time Posted: Nov 4, 2014 at 7:28 PM
Heidi Stine
 
November 3, 2014 | Heidi Stine

welcome calaveras county! and tempranillo day events

Welcome to our newest Amigo member, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance!

Weisinger Family Winery in Ashland, OR will be celebrating International Tempranillo Day with a free vertical flight of their Tempranilo.  Cheers!

Check out the other International Tempranillo Day events at internationaltempranilloday.com!  

Time Posted: Nov 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM
Heidi Stine
 
July 22, 2014 | Heidi Stine

welcome new member

Welcome to our newest member, Hat Ranch Winery in Caldwell, Idaho!

P.S. Mark your calendars for April 26, 2015 - our eighth annual Grand Wine Tasting in San Francisco!

Time Posted: Jul 22, 2014 at 5:06 PM
Heidi Stine
 
June 10, 2014 | Heidi Stine

TAPAS by the Bay

Nancy Rodriguez writes that "Umpqua Valley shines at national Tempranillo tasting."  See her article here, from the June 2014 Oregon Wine Press.

Heidi Stine
 
December 4, 2013 | Heidi Stine

holiday open house at st.amant

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Hello!

Please join us for our Holiday Open House, December 7-8, 2013 from 12:00PM – 4:00PM. We will be featuring several new wines including the 2012 Marian’s Zin, 2012 Speakeasy Red, and 2011 Tempranillo. We'll have some delicious foods to complement the wines including the infamous Lockeford sausages and my sister's decadent Bootleg Brownies. We've also made it an annual tradition to open a few bottles of aged Vintage Ports. These wines, some dating back to the mid 1980's, are a real treat and absolutely delicious. We hope you can join us!

 


2012 Speakeasy Red

This is our 2nd vintage of our Speakeasy Red – a wine inspiredBootlegPoster_18x24 2 and created for our wine club. It’s a fun wine to make. We throw out all the rules and simply go through all our barrels and put together the best blend that we can. This year’s wine is once again about 65% Marian’s Vineyard Zinfandel, followed by Barbera, Tempranillo, Souzao, and the “secret ingredient.” As you know, it couldn’t rightfully bear the “Speakeasy” name without a secret ingredient. Needless to say, we think it makes a pretty good wine – ripe and juicy, with vibrant fruit flavors, and underling spice complement a rich full-bodied mouthfeel. $24/bottle, 494 Cases

Bootleg Society Posters
Looking for an original gift for your wine loving friends? Check out our new Bootleg Society poster above. The posters are printed on high quality paper and are 18 x 24 inches. $20/poster

Order Wines & Posters

 


2012 Marian's Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel

MZ Aug 2012In 2012 Marian’s Vineyard celebrated her 111th birthday by producing nearly 4 tons to the acre across her 8.3 acres. This is quite a remarkable feat for such an old vineyard, and a testament to why it’s still farmed today. Contrast that with 2010 and 2011 where the vineyard only eeked out 1 ½ - 2 tons/acre. Most growers would consider 4 tons/acre a paltry crop, but for us it was a welcome site after two very light years. The resulting wine is still a classic Marian’s Vineyard Zin with – big and bold, with concentrated fruit flavors, and richness that lingers on the palate. As always, it’s one mother of a Zin. $24/bottle, 403 cases produced.

St.Amant Winery
Happy Holidays!

Stuart Spencer
St.Amant Winery
(209) 367-0646
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