The question on many Washington wine drinkers’ lips these days is whether Tempranillo is the next “IT” varietal for Washington State? Syrah and Merlot have had their times in the spotlight and Malbec has been gaining attention. Meanwhile, an increasing number of grape growers, winemakers, and wine drinkers are now excited about Washington Tempranillo. While Tempranillo has long been one of Spain’s most popular varieties (think Rioja), it hasn’t been grown in Washington for long.
Doug McCrea, a Washington wine maker pioneer who was among the early advocates of Washington Syrah, is now blazing the trail for Tempranillo in the state. You can learn about this journey from him first hand as he leads a panel discussion about Washington Tempranillo, past, present, and future. PLUS you get to taste the wines so you can decide for yourself whether you think this grape has what it takes to become Washington’s signature varietal.
Wednesday, November 16th from 6-8:30 NOTE: This is the new rescheduled date
Wine World Warehouse at 400 NE 45th, Seattle, WA 98105
Your $25 ticket includes a welcome reception, the panel presentation, and Tapas and Tempranillo tasting.
Meet these winemakers and taste their tantalizing Tempranillos:
- Brian Carter Cellars– Brian Carter
- Camaraderie Cellars – Don Corson
- Cave B Estate Winery – “Freddy” Arrendondo
- Pomum Cellars – Javier Alfonso
- Salida – Doug McCrea
- Stottle Winery – Josh Stottlemyer
One of the most enticing aspects of Spanish varietal wines is how well they pair with food. Tango Restaurant and Lounge knows that better than almost anyone in town and they will be providing delicious tapas to enjoy with the wines.
Going to this event or want to spread the word? Use the hashtag #WATempranillo. We hope to see you there!