International Grenache Day

Grenache is one of the most popular red wine grape varieties in the entire world. That’s why it’s planted all over the world. And there’s a good reason for that. This red wine grape variety creates a wine that has flavors of cherry, peach, strawberry, cinnamon, and citrus.

It’s the third most widely grown grape variety in Spain but is also planted all over the world. That’s why International Grenache Day was created. It’s a global celebration of this deep purple-red grape and is observed on the third Friday of September each year.

The History of International Grenache Day

Many historians believe that the Grenache grape originated in Spain and eventually made its way to France by the early 14th century. It would become a popular grape variety in the Rhône Valley and soon be taken to other parts of the world as well.

Nowadays, it’s a grape variety that’s grown in a number of different countries, including Australia, South Africa, Spain, France, and the United States. Wine connoisseurs consider it to be one of the most important grape varieties in the world and will likely remain so well into the future.

The first celebration of Grenache Day was in 2010. It was created by the Grenache Association. This organization is dedicated to the promotion of this grape variety around the world. They created this holiday to raise public awareness of the attributes of this grape and to encourage people to try one of the many wines made with it.

Some Quick Facts on the Grenache Grape

Below are some quick facts about the Grenache grape that we feel are just as tasty as the grape itself. With that being said, we hope that the following facts are informative but also entertaining. Let’s take a peek while we’re enjoying our wine, shall we?

  • Unblended, Grenache creates some interesting wines that are soft in tannins.
  • Some people feel there are hints of anise in the typical Grenache grape wine variety.
  • Grenache wines are blended into some of the world’s most expensive wines.

Observing International Grenache Day

This holiday is easily observed by taking a few moments to learn about the Grenache grape and perhaps trying one of the many wines made with this grape.

This grape has a rich history that goes back to the Middle Ages, and after trying the wines made with it, many people will see why it has such longevity. Anyone wishing to spread their love for this grape and this holiday can do so by using the hashtag #GrenacheDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 20 Friday
Next year (2025)
September 19 Friday
Last year (2023)
September 15 Friday
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