follow the nuevo spanish wine trail!
Heidi Stine
 
June 30, 2015 | Heidi Stine

tapas winners at sf wine competition

Congratulations to these TAPAS members on their awards from the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition!

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

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

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

Let us know if we've missed anyone!  You can see complete results at http://sfwinecomp.com/results/browse .

Time Posted: Jun 30, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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
 
February 7, 2015 | Heidi Stine

welcome vara wines

TAPAS is pleased to welcome Vara Wines, our first member from New Mexico.  Based in Albuquerque, they''re sourcing grapes from others while waiting for their New Mexico plantings of Spanish varieties to mature. 

Time Posted: Feb 7, 2015 at 12:14 PM
Heidi Stine
 
February 1, 2015 | Heidi Stine

congratulations dos cabezas!

TAPAS members Kelly and Todd Bostock of Dos Cabezas WineWorks are featured in "Winemakers to Watch 2015: Meet our 10 rising-star vintners," an article by the San Francisco Chronicle's Jon Bonné.  Their fellow Arizona winemakers Sand-Reckoner Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars are also mentioned, along with Mike Roth, former winemaker at Martian Ranch & Vineyard in Los Alamos, CA.  This is the first year that any non-California winemakers have been included in this Top 10 list. Congratulations Todd & Kelly!  

Time Posted: Feb 1, 2015 at 8:39 AM
Heidi Stine
 
January 29, 2015 | Heidi Stine

welcome new members

TAPAS welcomes two new members!

Time Posted: Jan 29, 2015 at 7:04 PM
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

Time Posted: Nov 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM
Heidi Stine
 
November 12, 2014 | Heidi Stine

tempranillo rising in washington

Check out this article from Great Northwest Wine featuring Tempranillo producers in Washington State! 

Time Posted: Nov 12, 2014 at 8:05 PM
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
 
October 14, 2014 | Heidi Stine

welcome spangler vineyards

TAPAS welcomes our newest winery member, Spangler Vineyards in Roseburg, Oregon!

Don't forget International Tempranillo Day - coming November 13!  Contact us to submit an event listing. 

Time Posted: Oct 14, 2014 at 5:31 PM