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Lodi’s Tour of Tempranillo Returns This Weekend


5th Annual Lodi Tour of Tempranillo Scheduled for November 13-15, 2020

Lodi, CA, November 11, 2020 – In celebration of International Tempranillo Day, Lodi’s 5th annual Tour of Tempranillo kicks off Friday, November 13, and continues through Sunday, November 15, 2020. The tour features expressions of Spain’s most popular grape by Lodi-based producers.

While grown to excellent effect in various areas throughout California, Oregon, Washington, and Texas, Tempranillo has proven to be particularly well-suited to Lodi because of the region’s moderately warm, Delta and coastal influenced Mediterranean climate, not unlike that of Spain’s. 

There will be no shortage of festivities during the weekend, although they will have a different flair this year with social distancing protocols in place to keep customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. All participating wineries will be abiding by current state and county regulations. The event features self-guided tours of Lodi-based wineries producing a Tempranillo. Each winery will have a different offering including side-by-side vertical tastings, Spanish food pairings, Facebook and Instagram Live events and more. 

Participating wineries and information for online reservations to join the weekend-long celebration can be found below:

Bokisch Vineyards

  • Address: 18921 Atkins Road, Lodi, CA 95240

Come visit us at Bokisch Vineyards to taste our delicious award-winning Tempranillo! Guests will be treated to a side-by-side tasting of our 2017 Tempranillo, 2017 Bokisch Family Estate Tempranillo and 2014 Gran Reserva Tempranillo. Saturday we will have Smokin Hot Meats n Treats food truck out and Sunday we will have live acoustic music by Raphael Johnson on the lawn. Come for the wine and stay for a picnic with the best view in Lodi! All guests will be able to purchase our three-pack of Tempranillo for only $90 (reg. $121). Be sure to make online reservations to join in on the weekend long celebration of Tempranillo, Salut!

Drava Wines

  • Address: 1378 E Turner Road Suite D, Lodi, CA 95240

We’ll be pouring a 2017 Tempranillo, a 2017 Sangiovese/Tempranillo blend, and a 2015 Grenache/Garnacha. In addition, we’ll be serving bacon wrapped stuffed dates. Come enjoy pleasant conversation and learn about the home of the world’s oldest grapevine.

Estate Crush

  • Address: 2 W Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA 95240

Don’t miss the opportunity to taste four different Tempranillo wines. We’ll  be offering samples of the following: Hunters Oak 2012, Reed 2012, Sunland Vintage 2015, Tall House Vineyards 2012. Wine club discount extended on all purchases and Tall House Tempranillo close out: $6/bottle or $60/case. Tasting reservations required. Please call 209.368.7595

McCay Cellars

  • Address: 100B S Sacramento Street, Lodi, CA 95240, Lot 13 Tempranillo Estate Vineyard pouring 2016 & Library Tempranillo

Please stop by to enjoy our 2016 Tempranillo along with a Library Tempranillo, both paired with cheese. These vintages show a vibrant, aromatic nose with spicy, red fruit aromas and flavors. For the Tour of Tempranillo 2020 we will be offering a 20% off on all Tempranillo purchases!

McConnell Estates

  • Address: 10686 W Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95757

At McConnell Estates, we will be hosting a vertical flight of Tempranillo from our Estate vineyard for $10 per tasting, waived with bottle purchase. We will also be offering 25% off all our Tempranillo vintages.

Riaza Wines

  • Address: 2441 South Stockton Street, #1, Lodi, CA 95240

For this weekend only, we’ll scrap the rules and go all in on Tempranillo! That’s right: the line-up will be all Tempranillo, all the time. We’ll pour seven (yes, seven) different vintages starting with the ’13 and ending with barrel samples of both the ’18 and ’19! And who knows? We might even throw in a few Tempranillo-based blends just for kicks.

Twisted Barrel Winery

  • Address: 1376 E Turner Road Suite D, Lodi, CA 95240

We will have our 2017 Lodi Tempranillo (bottled now) and barrel tasting of our 2018 Tempranillo. We will have live music on Saturday and Sunday. Small, prepackaged meat and cheese trays available for purchase. Surprise, small pairing  bites with wine and special discounts for our guests.

St. Amant Winery

  • Address: 1 Winemaster Way # I, Lodi, CA 95240

In person – Enjoy a tasting of our current release Tempranillo alongside a few of our favorite Spanish and Portuguese varietal wines! Enhance your tasting with optional cheese pairings, specially selected to complement each wine. Tastings are $5/person, waived with purchase. Book online at www.stamantwine.com or by calling (209) 367-0646. At Home – Can’t make it into the tasting room? Enjoy a special tasting of our favorite Iberian varietals from the comfort of your own couch! In addition to a bottle of our current release Tempranillo and Touriga, taste our 2014 Tempranillo and 2016 Touriga. Both wines received the coveted Best in Show Red Wine at the California State Fair. Each tasting kit includes 4 bottles, and links to pre-recorded tasting notes with winemaker Stuart Spencer. $125, shipping included ($95 for wine club members).

About the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA)

A historic winegrowing region since the 1850s, Lodi is perfectly situated 40 miles south of Sacramento and 90 miles east of San Francisco. Lodi’s Mediterranean climate and distinct soils allow its growers to cultivate 125 winegrape varieties, making Lodi the most diverse winegrowing region in the United States. The region also serves as home to 85 boutique wineries specializing in small-lot, handmade wines that have garnered major awards at domestic and international wine competitions. 

Lodi is naturally a leader in sustainable viticulture. Created by California farmers and accredited by world-renowned scientists, LODI RULES is America’s original sustainable winegrowing program. Held to a high standard of scientific rigor and excellence, the program emphasizes environmentally and socially responsible practices, while keeping economic feasibility in mind for long-term business success. Today, there are more than 51,000 acres certified throughout California and Israel. For more information about the Lodi AVA or LODI RULES, visit lodiwine.com and lodirules.org.

Event link:  Lodi Tour of Tempranillo

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