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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Reasons to Visit Wine Country

When you picture a visit to wine country, you may be imagining that you need to get on a plane or drive to California. However, did you know that you can visit wine country in Arizona? Sonoita was the first American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the state and is home to beautiful high-desert rolling hills…

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Our Spanish Wine Varietals

At Wilhelm Family Vineyards, we specialize in Spanish wine. The complex soil at our Sonoita winery is well-suited for growing varietals from the La Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions of Spain. From full-bodied reds to refreshing whites, we have wines to please every palate. Here are some of our Spanish varietals: Red Wines Tempranillo…

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9,999 Vines To Prune

Pruning is a critical process in the production of premium wines. Grapevines are similar to the more commonly known rose bushes that need spring pruning. The goal is to cut back the previous year’s growth, help store carbohydrates, shape the promote high-quality fruit sets and structure the vine to grow a healthy crop but more…

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