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Heidi Stine
July 20, 2015 | Heidi Stine

tempranillo grapes for sale

Cholame Vineyard, an award-winning winery located in Cholame Valley, San Miguel, CA, has Tempranillo grapes for sale from their upcoming 2015 vintage. 

Tempranillo / 7 Tons at $1,500 per ton

Please call 805.610.1122 if interested.


Time Posted: Jul 20, 2015 at 7:45 PM
Heidi Stine
July 14, 2015 | Heidi Stine

best in show albariño

Congratulations to Wedding Oak Winery in San Saba, Texas - winner of Best Albariño and a Double Gold Medal for their 2013 Albariño, at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition!


Time Posted: Jul 14, 2015 at 5:55 PM
Heidi Stine
July 2, 2015 | Heidi Stine

tapas albariños 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
July 1, 2015 | Heidi Stine

updated winners!

Since the last post, we discovered lots of TAPAS members who received awards from the San Francisco International Wine Competition! Here's a list of all the award-winning Iberian varietal wines from our members. 

Again, let us know if we missed anyone - the complete list of winners is at

A special Congratulations to Harney Lane Winery whose 2011 Tempranillo won Best in Show - the best Tempranilo among all the entries worldwide! 

Abacela Vineyards and Winery, Roseburg, OR:
- 2014 Estate Grenache Rosé, Umpqua Valley - Gold Medal
- 2012 Barrel Select Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley - Silver Medal

Bending Branch Winery, Comfort, TX:
- 2012 Tempranillo, Texas High Plains - Bronze Medal

Bokisch Vineyards, Victor, CA:
- 2014 Albariño, Clements Hills - Silver Medal

Brennan Vineyards, Comanche, TX:
– 2013 Tempranillo, Texas - Double Gold Medal
- 2014 Mourvèdre Dry Rosé, Comanche County - Double Gold Medal
- 2013 Reserve Tempranillo, Texas - Silver Medal

Caduceus Cellars, Jerome, AZ:
- 2012 Sancha Tempranillo, Arizona - Bronze Medal

Castoro Cellars, Templeton, CA:
- 2013 Tempranillo, Paso Robles - Double Gold Medal

Crew Wine Company, Zamora, CA:
- 2011 Matchbook Tempranillo, Dunnigan Hills - Bronze Medal
- 2014 Matchbook Rosé of Tempranillo, Dunnigan Hills - Bronze Medal

Dancing Coyote Wines, Rio Vista, CA:
- 2014 Estate Grown Albariño, Clarksburg - Silver Medal

Harney Lane Winery, Lodi, CA:
- 2012 Tempranillo, Lodi - BEST IN SHOW Tempranillo!
- 2014 Albariño, Lodi - Silver Medal

Las Positas Vineyards, Livermore, CA:
- 2012 Estate Tempranillo, Livermore Valley - Silver Medal

Oak Farm Vineyards, Lodi, CA:
- 2014 Albariño, Lodi - Gold Medal

Pedernales Cellars, Stonewall, TX:
- 2013 Tempranillo, Texas - Silver Medal
- 2013 Reserve Tempranillo, Texas - Silver Medal

Thirty-Seven Wines, Sonoma, CA:
- 2013 Albariño, Sonoma Coast - Gold Medal
- 2013 Grenache, Sonoma Coast - Gold Medal

Trenza & Tangent Wineries:
- 2013 Tangent Albariño, Edna Valley - Bronze Medal

Turkovich Family Wines, Winters, CA:
- 2011 Barrel Select Tempranillo, Yolo County - Gold Medal
- 2013 Albariño, Yolo County - Silver Medal
- 2013 Tempranillo, Yolo County - Silver Medal

Weisinger Family Winery, Ashland, OR:
- 2012 Estate Tempranillo, Rogue Valley - Silver Medal


Time Posted: Jul 1, 2015 at 7:27 PM