Wines of the Central Mediterranean Coast & the Meseta



WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Our first stop, the Central Mediterranean Coast, occupying nearly half of Spain’s Mediterranean coast, is not only home to Spain’s national dish, paella, but to two underrated, local grapes quietly taking the world by storm—Monastrell and Bobal. Monastrell has been globe-trotting under the radar for a long time. Fondillón, a dessert wine crafted from this grape, is believed to have been the first wine to join Magellan as he circumnavigated the globe! 

Then we'll explore Castilla-La Mancha, the largest wine-producing region in the world! There are approximately 1,100,000 acres/450,000 hectares under vine which represents nearly one-half of Spain’s total vineyard area! Once known for bulk wine, this area is now home to more than half of Spain’s Vinos de Pago or single estate bottlings. These wines are creative and fresh expressions of an ancient land; they represent a vinous frontier that lies right beneath the feet.

This workshop part of the Spanish Wine Scholar program.  It can be taken as part of the full program program or on its own a la carte. As part of this workshop, you'll taste 6-8 wines related to the curriculum. If you sign up for the entire series, your workshop fee will be refunded, discounts apply, and payment plans are available.

Group discounts are available.  Contact help@sfwineschool.com for more information.

LOCATION

San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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REQUIREMENTS

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age