follow the nuevo spanish wine trail!
Heidi Stine
July 29, 2011 | Heidi Stine

new members from washington state

TAPAS would like to welcome our newest members:

Check them out on the web, or stop in and say Hi! 

Time Posted: Jul 29, 2011 at 1:35 PM
Heidi Stine
July 24, 2011 | Heidi Stine

welcome two new members

TAPAS welcomes two new members from California's Central Coast: 

Time Posted: Jul 24, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Heidi Stine
July 18, 2011 | Heidi Stine

wanted: tempranillo grapes

A TAPAS member is looking to buy Tempranillo grapes from the upcoming harvest - preferably from a cooler climate.  Please contact me at if you will have grapes to sell.  

Time Posted: Jul 18, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Heidi Stine
July 14, 2011 | Heidi Stine

hectares of tempranillo

In the United States and Canada combined, our best estimate is that there are about 2,000 hectares (a little over 4,900 acres) of Tempranillo planted.  

We're always trying to get a handle on this number, so if you have any updates or other sources for this information, please comment below or use the contact form to let us know.  Thanks!  

Time Posted: Jul 14, 2011 at 3:18 PM
Heidi Stine
July 11, 2011 | Heidi Stine

wine and fire! august 12-14

TAPAS member Longoria Wines, in Los Olivos, CA, will be participating in a series of events celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, including winemaker dinners, seminars, open houses, barrel tastings and more.  The events take place Friday-Sunday, August 12-14.  Click here for more information.  

Time Posted: Jul 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM
Heidi Stine
July 9, 2011 | Heidi Stine

international tempranillo day with william allen of simple hedonisms

I'm looking for six TAPAS wineries to participate in an International Tempranillo Day event with William Allen of Simple Hedonisms, He is located in Fulton, CA, just north of Santa Rosa. On Chardonnay Day, he did a tasting of wineries at his greenhouse, and there was no charge for the tables - there was just a $5 donation to pay for food.

He would like six TAPAS wineries to do the same thing on International Tempranillo Day. Please let me know if you would be interested in pouring there on September 1, and I can send further details.  You can contact me by email at or by phone.  

Time Posted: Jul 9, 2011 at 6:04 PM