follow the nuevo spanish wine trail!
Heidi Stine
November 2, 2010 | Heidi Stine

texas tempranillo symposium nov. 22

We've had a lot of new members from Texas recently, thanks largely to the efforts of TAPAS founding members Jim and Karen Johnson of Alamosa Wine Cellars.  Could Tempranillo become the new "Texas Cab"? 

As part of the upcoming 2010 Grayson College Enology Outreach Seminar Profiles Series, there will be a Tempranillo Symposium, to be held November 22, 2010 at the Vineyard at Florence, Florence TX. The three featured presenters will be Simon Arina Robles, Bodega Baigorri, Rioja, Spain; Jim Johnson, Owner/winemaker at Alamosa Wine Cellars; and Dan Gatlin, Owner/Winemaker at Inwood Estates Winery.  The session will look at the variety from its historic roots to viticulture clones, production yields, and flavor sensory analysis. Marketing and price points will also be discussed. The fee for the event will be $100.

If you are interested in attending the Tempranillo Symposium, register online at: For additional information contact Bob White at

For more information on TAPAS in Texas, see , and/or contact Jim and Karen Johnson at or . Jim is hoping to organize a meeting of TAPAS Texas members in conjunction with the Symposium.

Time Posted: Nov 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM
Heidi Stine
October 28, 2010 | Heidi Stine

welcome back, mitas hill

Welcome back to a former TAPAS grower member who has now rejoined: 

Time Posted: Oct 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM
Heidi Stine
October 28, 2010 | Heidi Stine

new members for october

TAPAS would like to welcome our newest members! 

  • Bueno Suerte Vineyards LLC, Cypress, TX
  • Cherokee Creek Vineyards, San Saba, TX
  • Mirasol Vineyards LLC, Lampasas, TX
  • Pedernales Cellars, Stonewall, TX
Time Posted: Oct 28, 2010 at 10:19 AM
Heidi Stine
October 12, 2010 | Heidi Stine

paella cook-off at berryessa gap!


3rd Annual Paella Cook-Off & Dinner
Saturday, November 6, 2010

Berryessa Gap Vineyards
27260 Highway 128
Winters, California

Ticket Price: $42.00

Includes Spanish tapas, Paella, salad, bread, wine, dessert and coffee. And this year a few special Sangria tasting stations! A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the Winters High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) program.

Please Visit:

Time Posted: Oct 12, 2010 at 12:19 PM
Heidi Stine
September 26, 2010 | Heidi Stine

new members for september

TAPAS would like to welcome our newest members! 

Time Posted: Sep 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM
Heidi Stine
September 8, 2010 | Heidi Stine

abacela and tapas cover story in vwm

Check out the front cover of Vineyard & Winery Management for September-October 2010.

Heidi Stine
September 7, 2010 | Heidi Stine

annual membership meeting and dinner

The TAPAS annual meeting and dinner will be held on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at Tapa the World in Sacramento during the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium.

Details will be forthcoming.....

Heidi Stine
August 29, 2010 | Heidi Stine

thanks to our survey respondents

Congratulations to Bud Modersbach for answering our "trade" survey and winning a $100.00 gift certificate to the Spanish Table in Berkeley.


Time Posted: Aug 29, 2010 at 5:03 PM
Heidi Stine
August 26, 2010 | Heidi Stine

new member for august 2010

TAPAS would like to welcome our newest member!

Time Posted: Aug 26, 2010 at 1:51 PM
Heidi Stine
August 14, 2010 | Heidi Stine

thanks to our survey respondents

Congratulations to our trade winner of a $100.00 gift certificate from the Spanish Table in Berkeley: Yoni Donner of Stanford California.