follow the nuevo spanish wine trail!

thanks to our survey respondents

Heidi Stine
March 12, 2013 | Heidi Stine

oregon winery of the year

Congratulations to winemaker Andrew Wenzl and TAPAS member Abacela, named Oregon Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest!  

After winning Platinum awards for three Iberian varietals - 2011 Albariño, 2011 Grenache Rosé and 2009 Port - in Wine Press Northwest's 2012 Platinum Judging, Abacela was the clear choice for this honor.  Read the full article here.  

Heidi Stine
March 7, 2013 | Heidi Stine

welcome new members

TAPAS welcomes our newest members: 

Be sure to check them out! 

Heidi Stine
October 17, 2012 | Heidi Stine

an american ode to an iberian favorite

Check out "An American ode to an Iberian favorite" by Jon Bonne of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Wines from TAPAS members Bokisch Vineyards, Dos Cabezas WineWorks, Abacela, Clayhouse WinesQuinta Cruz, and Verdad are featured.  

Heidi Stine
August 2, 2012 | Heidi Stine

start chilling those albariños

Less than 48 hours until International Albariño Day!  Open a bottle or two and share your thoughts with the hashtag #AlbarinoFiesta.  And don't miss this article, posted today by Louis Villard at Catavino: "Calbariño: The Future of Albariño in the Golden State of California," including comments from four TAPAS members.

Heidi Stine
July 10, 2012 | Heidi Stine

kriselle cellars earns awards at SF competition

Congratulations to one of our newest members, Oregon's Kriselle Cellars, who received a Double-Gold ranking for their Cabernet and a Silver for their 2009 Rogue Valley Tempranillo at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in June 2012.  Read all about it here!  

Time Posted: Jul 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM
Heidi Stine
July 10, 2012 | Heidi Stine

looking for grenache grapes in lodi

Steve Felten, Klinker Brick Winery, (209) 333-1845 - is looking for 6-8 tons of Grenache.

Time Posted: Jul 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM
Heidi Stine
May 7, 2012 | Heidi Stine

looking for fruit in the san antonio valley (ca)

Are any of the members growing fruit in the San Antonio Valley in California?   TAPAS member Dave Corey (CORE wine company) is looking for fruit.  Please contact him at:
Winery: 805-714-5057
Tasting Room: 805-937-1600

Time Posted: May 7, 2012 at 5:53 PM
Heidi Stine
April 3, 2012 | Heidi Stine

new member for march

From the Texas town of San Saba comes our newest member, San Saba Wine Cellars.  Please welcome them to TAPAS!  

Time Posted: Apr 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM
Heidi Stine
March 27, 2012 | Heidi Stine

west texas events in late april

TAPAS member Newsom Vineyards announces three events for late April 2012:

First, Newsom Grape Day is scheduled for the 27th of April and will be held at Neal Newsom’s barn. This year the slate of speakers will be highlighted by Dr. Andy Walker. Dr. Walker is considered to be one of the foremost experts on rootstocks and has developed a line of nematode resistant rootstocks. Dr. Walker will be touring several vineyards in the region prior to Newsom Grape Day as well. Other speakers at this year’s event include Dr. Richard Becker, Roy Mitchell, Lou Bright and Mike Sipowicz.

Second, don’t forget the star party on Friday night, April 27 as well! This is always a great event and this year is possibly one of the best Neal has ever put together!
If you are interested in renting a booth please contact Neal at 806-456-7885 or and don’t forget to bring your checkbook for the silent auction. As always the proceeds will go to the Hoss Newsom Scholarship.

Third, the High Plains Vineyard Tour. One change from past years is that the tour that has typically been on the day before Newsom’s event will be held on the day after it this year. The tour will be on the 28th of April and will start at the Mallet Center in Levelland, TX. This year the tour will include a box lunch and a post tour Gala! The Gala is set to include a wine tasting, live music, a three course meal and a silent auction. It is going to be something that you will not want to miss! This year you will need to have a ticket (FREE) for the Gala. To reserve your ticket you can contact Steve Newsom at 806-638-6962 or email

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call:
Dusty Timmons
High Plains and West Texas Viticulture Advisor
Texas AgriLife Extension

Time Posted: Mar 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM