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.
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San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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*See our latest Re-Opening Information for updates on In-Person and Online Classes.
All Webinar & Webcast participants will receive pdf handouts, wine lists, and a the link to attend the webinar with login details.
If in-person classes have not yet resumed by the time class begins or if you are unable to attend class in person, full price registrants may pickup a wine tasting kit with class wines at the school by appointment or have it shipped to you for an additional fee. You will be notified of pickup procedures prior to class.
Those who would like to attend workshops online and forgo the wine tastings can apply WEBONLY at checkout to any online workshops for 40% off. SEE ALL WEBONLY WORKSHOPS
All attendees must be at least 21 years of age