San Francisco, California
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Join the Wines of Rueda in celebrating NATIONAL VERDEJO DAY - June 12th!
617 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
Wine and Light Fare Provided
*Must be 21+ with valid ID to attend*
*Event will proceed as planned rain or shine*
The first annual Verdejo Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the signature grape of Spanish wine region D.O. Rueda, is fast approaching! Join Rueda and wine lovers nationwide in the celebration of National Verdejo Day - June 12th! With unforgettable wines, dynamic DJs and simultaneous parties in New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles this is an event not to miss!
This day comes at a time of skyrocketing interest in Verdejo wines and Rueda, as a region, in the US. Verdejo is a deeply aromatic, dry white wine grape. Take a sip and you'll see why it's utterly perfect for spring and summer sipping (not to mention affordable, too). With their balanced acidity and minerality, wines from Rueda are extremely food-friendly and versatile, ideal for popping at a moment's notice and sharing with friends.
Praised as Spain's next rising star, Verdejo has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, GQ, Snooth, Tasting Panel, Wine Spectator, San Francisco Chronicle, Tasting Table, Fine Cooking, Saveur and many more!
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Wines of Rueda
The Rueda Denomination of Origin, the first in the region of Castilla y León, was founded in 1980. Verdejo is the predominant variety in the D.O. while Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and Palomino Fino are also prevalent. The 2012 harvest, a record for Rueda, boasted a total grape production of 77,764,696 kilograms with approximately 13,000 hectares under vine. White varieties represented 98% of the production in 2012 while Verdejo accounted for over 85% of the total crop. Rueda, is on a high plateau with a classic continental climate: long cold winters, short springs, and hot summers. The high elevations (between 2500 and 3000 feet) allow the late maturing Verdejo to develop deep aromas and flavors resulting in dry, fresh wines with great character and brightness. Dark grey-brown rocky soils, rich in calcium and magnesium with good ventilation and drainage, provide textures that vary from sandy-loamy to loamy. This geological substratum has led to the typical gravelly soils present in the best vineyards in the D.O. Rueda. Currently 40 producers export their wines to the US.