Tempranillo Wine Information

Tempranillo is a dark-skinned red-wine grape variety commonly used in the production of some of the finest wines from Spain and Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja and Ribera del Duero in Spain has Tempranillo at its core, and in Portugal the variety is widely used in dry table wines and Port from the Douro. Translated, Tempranillo means 'early', a name given to it by Spanish grape growers who observed its habit of ripening earlier than Grenache, which is the grapes traditional Spanish blending partner. Tempranillo vines have been successfully grown in many countries including Australia, Mexico, South America, Argentina, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.