One of the more popular red wines at the moment is the Tempranillo varietal. In November, 13 Lodi area wineries will celebrate International Tempranillo Day.
From Nov. 10-12, the Lodi Tour of Tempranillo will focus on wine tastings from area vintners. Visitors will be able to stop at the following tasting rooms on a “self-guided” tour.
- Bokisch Vineyards, 18921 Atkins Rd., Lodi
- d’Art Wines, 13299 Curry Ave., Lodi
- Dancing Coyote Wines, 3125 E. Orange St., Acampo
- Durst Winery, 10173 E. Acampo Rd., Acampo
- Estate Crush, 2 W. Lockeford St., Lodi
- Fields Family Wines, 3803 E. Woodbridge Rd., Acampo
- Heritage Oak Winery, 10112 E. Woodbridge Rd., Acampo
- m2 Wines, 2900 E. Peltier Rd., Acampo
- McCay Cellars, 1370 E. Turner Rd., Lodi
- McConnell Estates Winery, 10686 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove
- Riaza Wines, 20 W. Elm St., Lodi
- Amant Winery, 1 Winemaster Way, Ste. I, Lodi
- Toasted Toad Cellars, 21 E. Elm St., Lodi
A complimentary guidebook will be available at the participating tasting rooms. There will be special offers on the part of each winery included.
Tempranillo is probably best known as the Cabernet of Spain because of the how many vineyards grow the grape in that country. It is often blended with other grapes for many wines. Less than 1,000 acres of Tempranillo are planted in California.
For more information, contact Bokisch Vineyards at [email protected].