Lodi Tour of Tempranillo
To celebrate International Tempranillo Day there will be a self-guided tour of 9 Lodi based wineries producing a Tempranillo the second weekend in November (9th-11th). Visit any one of the 9 participating wineries to collect a complimentary guidebook and begin your exploration of the 3rd Annual Lodi Tour of Tempranillo. Each winery will have a different offering and many will have special tastings only available at this event. Participants will be entered in a raffle for each winery they visit.
About the wine grape variety Tempranillo….it is often referred to as the “Cabernet” of Spain due to its widespread planting and its noble status as the backbone of Spanish reds. It is actually the 4th most planted wine grape in the world. However, here in California we are just getting to know it. Less than 1000 acres of Tempranillo are planted in California. Tempranillo is fondly known by many names such as Ull de Llebre “Eye of the Hare”, Cencibel, Valdepenas and Tinta del Pais.
Taste Tempranillo and you will taste the heart and soul of Spain!
*Fields Family Wines
*McConnell Estates Winery
*St. Amant Winery