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First Annual International #TempranilloDay

Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS)

Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 12:05 AM to 11:55 PM (PDT)

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The TweetChat begins at 7 am EDT on August 31 and runs until 7 am EDT on September 2 - so we can cover the whole day in Tonga and Samoa! 

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From the heart of Barolo, the GiESCO scientific meeting has toasted International Tempranillo Day! GiESCO is the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for CoOperation, consisting of the top viticulture scientists throughout the world. Today GiESCO is holding its 17th International Symposium GiESCO 2011 (Asti and Alba, Italy). To celebrate International Tempranillo Day, there was a general announcement of the event and then colleagues from around the world brought Tempranillo wines for all to share:

GiESCO Presentation of ITD

GiESCO ITD Presentation

Sharing Tempranillos at GiESCO 2011 (Asti and Alba, Italy)

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International Tempranillo Day is Sponsored By:


Wines & Vines
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Wines & Vines

 

Vibrant Rioja
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Vibrant Rioja


Catavino 
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Catavino


Video production for Septempranillo in Paso Robles is courtesy of:

Marco Paella
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Marco Paella

 

The Auto Channel
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The Auto Channel


Slow Food of San Luis Obispo County

 

The San Luis Obispo chapter of Slow Food works to encourage the support of our abundant local food producers and wineries to promote the preservation and sustainability of this vibrant Central Coast region by uniting producers with the local community through educational events and outreach initiatives.


Thomas Hill Organics is a market-bistro and wine bar in Paso Robles, California, dedicated to serving organic produce from their farm and highlighting unique wines from the Central Coast.

 

Thomas Hill Organics



About International Tempranillo Day:

International Tempranillo Day September 1

TAPAS, the Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society, announces the first International Tempranillo Day, September 1, 2011: A celebration of the Tempranillo grape with all its regional synonyms. We are encouraging everyone to open a bottle of Tempranillo, enjoy the fun, and share their experiences online with the hashtag #TempranilloDay .  

Tempranillo, indigenous to Spain and used in the great Rioja and Ribera del Duero wines, is planted in 500,000 acres of the world’s vineyards, making it the fourth most planted wine grape, and that would be enough to celebrate.

Until recently, this noble grape’s entire acreage was almost all grown in Spain. Perhaps others were confused by the 60 or more regional synonyms for Tempranillo, which in itself may be a record worth celebrating.

But things have changed: knowledge of this noble grape is rapidly spreading, creating excitement and a spirit of cooperation among adventurous vintners bringing this Old World variety to New World soils. Tempranillo today is grown in many more countries including the United States, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, France, Portugal, Turkey, Canada, China, Thailand, and more. And that’s why we are establishing International Tempranillo Day.

TAPAS is encouraging regional events around the world leading up to September 1, and will be publicizing them as details become available. If you'd like to sponsor an event, please contact TAPAS!

For more information, you can contact:

And keep checking here for updates!

 


Currently Scheduled Events:

Progressive Dinner 

 

Lodi Progressive Dinner
5:15 pm   Aug 31, 2011 
Venue: Starts at the Cellar Door, 21 N. School St., Lodi, CA 95240

Join us in celebration of International Tempranillo Day with a Progressive Dinner, August 31, 2011, hosted by TAPAS members. 

Enjoy 7 different Tempranillos from the Lodi area, paired with 7 different small plates at local restaurants. Meet at Cellar Door at 5:15 to begin. See the complete menu here.

We will walk together to School St Bistro, then Rosewood, and end at Crush Kitchen. Call Cellar Door at 209-339-4394 to reserve your tickets. Limited to 50 people.  $80 per person.

This event is over - it was a blast! Check out photos here


 

Septempranillo in Paso Robles
5:30-7:15 pm   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: Thomas Hill Organics, 1305 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Contact: Heidi Stine , heidi@tapasociety.org

Courtyard at Thomas Hill Organics

Courtyard at Thomas Hill Organics

In partnership with Slow Food of San Luis Obispo County, TAPAS presents Septempranillo, A Panel Presentation and Tempranillo Tasting with Tapas.

Thomas Hill Organics Market Bistro and Wine Bar (www.thomashillorganics.com) is a Slow Food member, located at 1305 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. They are dedicated to serving organic produce from their farm and highlighting unique wines from the Central Coast.

The event features a panel discussion focused on Tempranillo, with:

  • David Hance, Clayhouse Wines - Moderator
  • Ken Volk, Kenneth Volk Vineyards
  • Steve Vierra, Derby Wine Estates
  • Tom Myers, Castoro Cellars
  • Dorothy Schuler, Bodegas Paso Robles

The sit-down tasting will include Tempranillos from the panelists and other TAPAS members in San Luis Obispo County, accompanied by light tapas served family style, and a welcome glass of Cava upon arrival. The menu will be:

  • Almond Gazpacho
  • Fried Padron Peppers and Smoked Sea Salt
  • Grilled Fig and Humboldt Fog Bocadillo
  • Marinated Baby Octopus with Caramelized Onions, Nectarines, Sherry Vinagrette
  • White Spanish Anchovies, Gigante Beans, Farm Fresh Egg
  • Seared Piquillo Peppers and Bacalao

Attendance is limited to 50 people. This event is now sold out.  Check out Randy Caparoso's photos from the event here


Tasting in Alentejo, Portugal
9:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: Cortes de Cima Winery, Alentejo, Portugal
Contact: José Eduardo +351 284 460 067 , jose@cortesdecima.pt

Cortes de Cima Winery is offering a free Aragonez (one of those 60 names for Tempranillo!) tasting to anyone visiting the winery on the 1st of September between 9:00 and 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.  To schedule, phone +351 284 460 067 or send email to jose@cortesdecima.pt .  


Longoria has been producing Tempranillo in Santa Barbara County since 2003, with each vintage receiving great reviews (here's a video about their Tempranillo). 

Therefore, in celebration of this noble grape, their current 2008 Tempranillo, Clover Creek Vineyard, can be purchased at up to 30% off, now through Monday, September 5th. So grab a bottle, and let's toast to Tempranillo! 

Click here to purchase the 2008 Tempranillo.  Consumers $27/bottle (25% off); Wine Club $25.20/bottle (30% off) through September 5. 


Septempranillo in Oregon's Applegate Valley
Sep 1, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
Venue: Valley View Winery, 1000 Upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville, OR 97530
Contact: Valley View Winery 541-899-8468

Valley View Winery is celebrating Septempanillo for the whole month of September. They will be having a vertical tasting of five estate-grown Tempranillos from 2005 to 2008 vintage. And on Saturday, September 3, they will have Fulcrum Dining at the winery selling their delicious food. Bring a picnic blanket, buy some yummy lunch and hang out on the lawn with a glass of Tempranillo!  Go to www.septempranillo.com for more information.  


Tasting and Promotion at Masia de Yabar, Temecula

11 am - 5 pm   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: Masia de Yabar Vineyard & Winery, 39788 Camino Arroyo Seco, Temecula, CA 92592
Contact: Karen Lindstrom 951-303-3860

Celebrate the First Annual International Tempranillo Day at Masia de Yabar Vineyard & Winery - Home of the Spanish Wines. Taste their 2008 Tempranillo and receive a 10% discount on purchase of a bottle!  Call 951-303-3860 for more information.


Workshop "Tinta Roriz" - Celebration in Portugal
9:30 am - 12:30 pm   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: Auditório do IVDP, Rua da Ferreirinha, Régua, Portugal
Contact: ADVID +351 254312940, advid@advid.pt

Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense (ADVID), an association dedicated to viticulture in the Douro region of Portugal, has organized a workshop dedicated to Tinta Roriz (as Tempranillo is known in Portugal), at which cultural, winemaking and genetic preservation aspects of the variety will be debated. There will also be a discussion panel at which wine experts of repute and RDD agronomists will provide personal testimony about their work on Tinta Roriz.

This event is over, but check out the photos below.  The speakers include TAPAS founder Earl Jones; Prof. Nuno Magalhães (Professor Emérito da UTAD); and Tomás Roquette (Administrator of Quinta do Crasto, S.A.). Panelists include over fifteen viticulturists and enologists from the region. For more information visit the ADVID website or see the event flyer.  

Audience at Tinta Roriz workshop in Peso de Regua, Douro, Portugal on September 1st 2011

Speakers at Tinta Roriz workshop in Peso de Regua, Douro, Portugal on September 1st 2011


Rioja Tasting at Tinto Fino
Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: 85 First Avenue #A, New York, NY 10003
Contact: Tinto Fino - Vinos de España 212.254.0850

Tinto Fino - Vinos de España presents a Rioja Tasting in honor of International Tempranillo Day.  Please call for more information.  


Taste Grapes, Juice and Wine in North Carolina
11 am - 6 pm   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: Grove Winery, 7360 Brooks Bridge Road, Gibsonville, NC 27249
Contact: Grove Winery 336-584-4060

Grove Winery, near Greensboro, North Carolina, will be offering $2 glasses and 20% discounts on bottles of their estate grown Tempranillo on their patio from 11am – 6pm. They will also be offering tastings of Tempranillo grapes and fresh squeezed Tempranillo juice!


Vertical Tasting at Abacela
1:00 pm   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: 12500 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg, OR 97471
Contact: Abacela 541-679-6642, option 2, tastingroom@abacela.com

For the world’s first International Tempranillo Day, Abacela will celebrate by hosting a modified Vertical Style Tasting of Library Tempranillos that represent milestones in both Abacela’s and America’s history with this noble grape variety...

The oldest wine in this Golden Collection is -
• Abacela’s 1997 Estate Tempranillo; which is thought to be the first commercial bottling of 100% varietal Tempranillo produced in America in the modern era.

• Abacela’s 1998 Estate Tempranillo; This wine became famous as the first American Tempranillo to win an International Tempranillo Competition by garnering a Double Gold Medal and besting all entries including 19 wines from Spain’s famous Rioja and Ribera del Duero Regions.

• Abacela’s 2000 Estate Reserve Tempranillo; was the first such wine produced at Abacela and has been considered by some to be one of the best Pacific Northwest wines of all time.

• Abacela’s 2005 Estate Reserve Tempranillo; won America’s first Medal De Oro for varietal Tempranillo in Spain’s Tempranillo Al Mundo Competition.

• The youngest wine in this series is Abacela’s 2009 Estate Reserve Tempranillo which, albeit very recently bottled and that will not be released for at least another year, appears to reflect its pedigree and looks to the future proudly.

The tasting will begin at 1:00 pm in the Bacchus Room of the Vine & Wine Center on September 1st, International Tempranillo Day and is offered complimentary to the first 20 interested persons that call 541-679-6642, option 2, or email to reserve a seat.


Special Tasting of Tempranillo at Jarvis
Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: Jarvis Winery, Napa, CA
Contact: Jarvis Winery 1-800-255-5280 ext. 150

Jarvis will be honoring International Tempranillo Day by doing a special tasting of Tempranillo in their cave for their visitors. Since they are by appointment only, people interested in participating in this special tasting must call the winery for a reservation: 1-800-255-5280 ext. 150.  


Tapa and Wine Tasting at La Boca, Santa Fe, NM
Seatings at 5:00 and 7:30 pm   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: La Boca, 72 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: La Boca Restaurant 505-982-3433, info@labocasf.com

Celebrate International Tempranillo Day (and the Five-Year Anniversary of La Boca Restaurant!) with a four-course tapa and wine tasting. La Boca's Wine Director, Matthew Slaughter will lead you through the many flavors created by the Tempranillo grape and how each uniquely complements different tapa pairings. Seatings at 5:00 and 7:30. Cost is $75 per person (Dulzura de La Vina wine club members receive a $5 discount). 

And, check out the other great events for La Boca's Five-Year Anniversary Celebration, August 31 through September 4.   


TempFest in Winters, CA
Sep 1, 2011 - Sep 5, 2011
Venue: Historic Downtown Winters, California
Contact: Berryessa Gap Vineyards 530-795-3201 

Local wineries, tasting rooms, wine shops and restaurants in Winters kick-off celebration of the first annual International Tempranillo Day, Thursday, September 1st! The celebration will continue throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Berryessa Gap VineyardsTurkovich Family Wines, Rootstock Specialty Gifts and Tasting Room, and Main Street Cellars have organized a citywide celebration in honor of International Tempranillo Day.

The goal of Winters’ “TempFest” is to educate consumers on and expose them to Tempranillo and other Iberian wines. The foothills west of Winters are proving to be a great location to grow and produce Tempranillo, and TempFest is designed to allow visitors to experience numerous local variations of this stunning Iberian red wine.

Participating wineries and businesses encourage wine enthusiasts and inquirers alike to come to Historic Downtown Winters for Tempranillo wines, live music and good food! Classical guitarists Gordon Rowland and Catherine Altamura will be touring the local tasting rooms from 5-8pm Thursday evening.

Berryessa Gap will feature a Tempranillo wine flight including their 2008 Rocky Ridge Tempranillo, a San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 wine. In addition to the wine flight, Berryessa Gap will serve Pedrozo Dairy’s Northern Gold cheese, locally cured olives, Lester Farms dried fruit and Martinez roasted nuts.

Turkovich Family Wines will offer a special tasting of their Reserve 2009 Tempranillo, which has yet to be released! They will also have Spanish hors d'oeuvres to complement their wines.

RootStock Specialty Gifts and Tasting Room will host local Winters residents and home winemakers Chris Rose and Jeff & Penny Uppington, both of whom make Tempranillo from locally sourced grapes (Thursday evening only). Route 3 Wines will be on hand throughout the weekend to taste and sell their Iberian white wine, Albariño, a rare treat. Gift items from Spain will be on special all weekend.

Main Street Cellars will have a healthy supply of both domestic and imported Tempranillo wines with special promotions all weekend. During your visit to Main Street Cellars, enjoy Marcona almonds and Spanish jamón!

While celebrating in Winters, please share your experiences online using the hashtag #tempranilloday.

Winters Restaurant specials:

Ficelle will be serving traditional Spanish paella on Thursday night along with assortment of Tempranillo: an imported Tempranillo wine, Berryessa Gap Vineyards & Turkovich Family Wines Tempranillo!

Preserve Public House has a special hot sandwich, Chorizo and Manchego Press. This sandwich includes housemade Spanish chorizo, fig preserves and Manchego cheese on pan de mie served with a side of chilled gazpacho. They will pour Turkovich Family Wines Tempranillo and Berryessa Gap’s Rocky Ridge Tempranillo.

Putah Creek Café will have traditional Spanish paella to be served along side Turkovich Family Wines & Berryessa Gap Vineyard’s Tempranillo.


A Cellar Full of Noise at Vinyl Wine Bar
Sep 1, 2011, 7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Vinyl Wine Bar, 359 Divisadero St. (between Page St. and Oak St.), San Francisco, CA 94117

A Cellar Full of Noise will be pouring Tempranillo for friends at Vinyl Wine Bar - @vinylsanfrancisco - and maybe also at Swirl on Castro - @swirloncastro .  


Wine Tasting at Joe Monkey-Chimps Hangout

6:00 - 8:00 pm   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: Joe Monkey-Chimps Hangout Wine & Martini Bar, 500 SE Cass St, Roseburg, OR 97470
Contact: Joe Monkey-Chimps 541-679-5444


Celebration at Olympia Wine Tasting Bar
6:00 pm until...   Sep 1, 2011 
Venue: Olympia Wine Tasting Bar, 116 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Contact: Salida Wine 360-359-4288, info@salidawine.com

A celebration in the central courtyard, with tapas and "everyone bring a bottle of Tempranillo."  Vina Salida will also be pouring their three Salida reds at the tasting bar.  Plenty of Tempranillo, food goodies, and some latin music for the proper atmosphere.  

Cost is $20 per person; please reserve by emailing info@salidawine.com .  

Click here for more information.  


Rogue River Rafting with Twisted Oak
Sep 1, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011
Venue: Rogue River, OR

Join O.A.R.S. and Twisted Oak Winery as they raft down the scenic Rogue River in Oregon with ChefBob of V Restaurant in Murphys, California. ChefBob will be preparing gourmet meals each night, and Twisted Oak will have the wines to go with them!

For information about the trip: http://www.oars.com/gourmet

To book your passage**: https://res.oars.com/reservation/details.php?tour=16694&core=88812

Departs Thursday, September 1 at 7:00am; returns Sunday, September 4 at 5:00p.  

** Really it's a raft trip. You'll need a sleeping bag and stuff like that. And you're gonna get wet. Real wet!


Tempranillo Day Tasting at Sanford Wine Company

Sep 2, 2011 
Venue: 114 South Palmetto Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771
Contact: Sanford Wine Company 407-302-8620

Celebrate Tempranillo Month at Sanford Wine Company with a Tempranillo Day Tasting.  $10 per person; please call (407) 302-8620 for details.  


Seattle Celebration of Tempranillo
6:00 - 8:30 pm   Sep 8, 2011 
Venue: Wine World Warehouse, 400 NE 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105
Contact: 206-402-6086, events@wineworldwarehouse.com

Join us at Wine World Warehouse in Seattle for the very first gathering of Washington winemakers to explore the wonderful attributes of Tempranillo!  Following a "casual mix," we'll spend the first hour in a panel presentation, exploring Tempranillo's history and background as well as its evolution to the vineyards of Washington State and our perceptions on its future.  Then we'll host a tasting which includes six wineries: Vina Salida, Pomum Cellars, Cave B Winery, Camaraderie Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, and Stottle Winery.  And to really kick things into high gear, Restaurant Tango will be serving a variety of sumptuous tapas to round out the celebration.  

Panel presenters include Doug McCrea (Vina Salida), Javier Alfonso (Pomum Cellars), Freddy Arredondo (Cave B Winery), and Brian Carter (Brian Carter Cellars).  

The cost is $25 per person; please email events@wineworldwarehouse.com for reservations.  

Click here for more information.  


TempraNeo 2011 in Australia
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 26, 2011
Venue: Mount Majura Vineyard, RMB 314 Madura Road, Majura, Australia
Contact: Mount Majura Vineyard , info@mountmajura.com.au

TempraNeo 2011 is A Closer Look at Regional Expression of Tempranillo in Australia, presented byTempraNeo, a collective of Tempranillo makers inspired by the variety and the potential it holds for making wines of character and interest.  

Tempranillo is now considered to be one of the rising stars on the Australian wine scene.

Its various interpretations from diverse Australian regions have created a stir quite out of proportion to the modest area currently under vine. It has demonstrated its potential to yield unique and distinctive wines that give clear voice to their place of origin.

With this in mind, the TempraNeo 2011 workshop series has been designed to deliver a broader and deeper understanding of the panorama that is Australian Tempranillo. 

The next workshop takes place Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Mount Majura Vineyard, close to Canberra.  The full TempraNeo tasting workshop will be presented for Canberra consumers, with all the TempraNeo winemakers in attendance. It will bring together eighteen of the finest Tempranillo wines from across the country to help build a comprehensive picture of the many faces of the variety from this wide and contrasting landscape.  The two hour workshop starts at 2.00pm, $40 per person. Bookings: (02) 6262 3070 or info@mountmajura.com.au.

There will also be a trade and media workshop on Monday, September 26.  Check the TempraNeo website for details.  


Participating Wineries and Growers (to date):

Dubost Winery

Dubost Winery

 

Jarvis

Jarvis

 

Stein Family Wines

Stein Family Wines

Fenestra Winery

Fenestra Winery

 

Twisted Oak Winery

Twisted Oak Winery

Bodegas Paso Robles

Bodegas Paso Robles

 

Clayhouse Wines

Clayhouse Wines

Abacela

Abacela

 

Bokisch Vineyards

Bokisch Vineyards

Verdad Winery & Vineyard

Verdad Winery & Vineyard

 

Irwin Family Vineyards

Irwin Family Vineyards

Six Sigma Winery

Six Sigma Winery

 

St.Amant Winery

St.Amant Winery

D'Alfonso-Curran Wines

D'Alfonso-Curran Wines

 

Hovey Wine

Hovey Wine

Coral Mustang Wines

Coral Mustang Wines

 

Haak Vineyards & Winery

Haak Vineyards & Winery

 

Pedernales Cellars

Pedernales Cellars

Longoria Wines

Longoria Wines

 

Ripken Vineyards & Winery

Ripken Vineyards & Winery

Bray Vineyards

Bray Vineyards

 

Turkovich Family Wines

Turkovich Family Wines

Valley View Winery

Valley View Winery

 

Yorba Wines

Yorba Wines

Forlorn Hope Wines

Forlorn Hope Wines

 

Grace Patriot Wines

Grace Patriot Wines

Pomum Cellars

Pomum Cellars

 

Derby Wine Estates

Derby Wine Estates

Kenneth Volk Vineyards

Kenneth Volk Vineyards

 

Castoro Cellars

Castoro Cellars

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

 

Quinta Cruz

Quinta Cruz

Vina Salida

Vina Salida

 

Camaraderie Cellars

Camaraderie Cellars

WCP Cellars

WCP Cellars


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Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS)

TAPAS – Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society – is a nonprofit trade association of over one hundred wineries, growers, and amigos, whose mission is to promote Tempranillo and other varietal wine grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula, and wines produced from them in North America.

Tempranillo is the sixth most widely planted grape in the world, and the foundation of the red wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero in Spain. Over the last eighteen years, a number of American growers and producers have discovered or re-discovered Tempranillo, along with other Spanish and Portuguese varieties like Albariño, Graciano, Garnacha and Verdelho, as well as the grapes used in Port, such as Touriga Naçional. During the same period, Spanish culture and cuisine have become more familiar to the public. Through tastings, seminars, press coverage, and the Internet, TAPAS aims to capitalize on this trend, raising consumer awareness of the food-friendly wines made from Iberian varieties, and providing broader exposure for the typically smaller, limited-production wineries making them.

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