TempraNeo 2011: A Closer Look at Regional Expression of Tempranillo in Australia

Tempranillo is now considered to be one of the rising stars on the Australian wine scene.

Its various interpretations from diverse Australian regions have created a stir quite out of proportion to the modest area currently under vine. It has demonstrated its potential to yield unique and distinctive wines that give clear voice to their place of origin.

With this in mind, the TempraNeo 2011 workshop series has been designed to deliver a broader and deeper understanding of the panorama that is Australian Tempranillo. It will bring together eighteen of the finest Tempranillo wines from across the country to help build a comprehensive picture of the many faces of the variety from this wide and contrasting landscape.

Trade/Media invitation may be viewed here. See also the 2011 information booklet.

Workshops for trade and mediaConsumer events
MelbourneTuesday 9th AugustTuesday 9th August, Bar Lulo, Hawthorn.
BrisbaneWednesday 10th AugustWednesday 10th August, Era Bistro, South Brisbane.
Northern Rivers NSWThursday 11th AugustThursday 11th August, Fins, Kingscliff.
CanberraMonday 26th SeptemberSunday 25th September, Mount Majura Vineyard, ACT.


Jane Faulkner's article in The Age, 'What to drink: Australian Tempranillo' was subtitled 'Tempranillo is Spain's most famous red but Australian winemakers are starting to make intriguing, delicious examples'. It included reviews of Running with Bulls Barossa 2010, Sam Miranda Cellar Door Release Tempranillo 2009, Mayford Tempranillo 2009, and Mount Majura Vineyard Tempranillo 2010.

Max Allen's column in the Weekend Australian, 'Bring on the Spanish Invasion', said 'This year's TempraNeo tasting of 18 wines from across the country was particularly impressive'. (Oct 8-9, 2011).

Chris Shanahan wrote in the Canberra Times 'Tempranillo a growing taste', reviewing almost the whole list of wines in the event.

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