The History of Brunch

Brunch is a great way to relax and catch up with family and friends while enjoying delicious food. Have you ever wondered about the origin of this meal? It’s been around for longer than you may think and knowing a little more about its history can give you some interesting facts to share during your…

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Varietal Spotlight: Tempranillo

Tempranillo is the most popular red wine grape grown in Spain and the fourth most-planted varietal in the world. This full-bodied red wine ages beautifully in oak and in the bottle. At Wilhelm Family Vineyards, we offer two different Gran Reserva vintages of Tempranillo: 2011 and 2012. This wine is also featured in our Spanish…

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How Wine Pairing Works

Enjoying a glass of wine with a delicious meal is a relaxing and luxurious experience. When done right, wine pairing enhances both the food and the drink while bringing out the flavors of both. Picking the perfect wine to accompany a dish is both an art and a science. There are many tips and strategies…

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Wine Grapes vs Table Grapes

There are approximately 600 grapes in the average bottle of wine, but these aren’t just any grapes. If you purchased grapes from the grocery store and tried to make wine, you likely wouldn’t be impressed by the results. It is technically possible to ferment these grapes, which are known as table grapes, but they don’t…

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Varietal Spotlight: Garnacha Rosado

Wilhelm Vineyards offers a wide selection of wines and we specialize in Spanish varietals. One of these is Garnacha, also called Grenache in French. There are many other less common synonyms for this type of grape including Bois Jaune, Alicante, Cannonau, and Llandoner. This is the second most popular red wine grape in Spain (after…

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What are Tapas?

At our Ventana tasting room, we serve tapas to accompany our Spanish wines. What are tapas, exactly? The definition might be a little more complex than you would think. The most basic way to explain what tapas are is that they are small plates of food, often served with a glass of wine or another…

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