Tempranillo

Tempranillo (pronounced “tem-prah-NEE-yoh”) is another doozy of a name but as long as you don’t pronounce the LLs, you’ll sound like a pro. These grape clusters are black with a white fleshy pump. Occasionally made into a rosé, it’s most commonly made into a red wine. Tempranillo is king in Spain but the wines made in Oregon are giving the Spanish a run for their dinero. This grape likes a hot climate and that’s exactly why it does so well in certain pockets of the state.