Friday, August 27, 2021

Light up the Grill and Open that Bottle of Jumilla Wine #WorldWineTravel

Boneless Pork Loin, marinated, seasoned with a rub, placed on the rotisserie and then finished with a bbq sauce makes a great dinner as it is and in planned leftovers for the rest of the week.

Rotisserie Pork Roast

I paired this roast with a red blend from Taja Vineyards in Jumilla, Spain.........

Cindy of Grape Experiences invited the members of World Wine Travel to visit the wineries of Murcia and Velencia.  You can learn more in her invitation post.  World Wine Travel is a group of like minded wine lovers who travel the world, virtually and otherwise, visiting and learning about different wines.  This year we have been focusing on Spain.  This month we are focusing on the region located in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula on the Mediterranean coast.

We will all be getting together to talk about the wines we discovered on our travels.  We would love for you to join us.  You will find us on Twitter chat at 11AM ET tomorrow morning following #WWT.  Here are some of the topics we will be discussing.....


I chose a wine from Taja vineyards in Jumilla, located in the northeast region of Murcia, not far from the Alhama de Murcia fault.  The wine is certified organic and a blend of Monastrell (a traditional grape of the area) and Granacha.  

dinner plate and wine

The winemaker notes recommended pairing this wine with grilled meats, BBQ or burgers.  I decided to brine a pork loin roast and put it on the rotisserie. I basted it with BBQ sauce as it cooked. This provided me with dinner to pair with this wine as well as two meals of planned leftovers. BBQ pork sandwiches for lunch one day and a Leftover BBQ Pork Loin Chili that I will be sharing on another day.

This wine was very nice, smooth and fruity with hints of anise. It is a wonderful value at only $11 on  It was a lovely pairing with this pork roast but equally as enjoyable on it's own.

Hope to see you at chat tomorrow........


  1. I was impressed with our wine and now I want to explore these more, after reading your post. That grilled pork loin looks amazing.

  2. I was also impressed with our wine. I can't wait to explore more wines from the region.

  3. I love multiple meals from a single cook, often we'll stretch the wine over a day extra as well.

    1. Hahaha....we would have to have more than 1 bottle for that to happen Jeff.

  4. As I indicated earlier, I think Monastrell loves pork. Looks and sounds like a delightful pairing Wendy! Cheers!

  5. Great value for price in these Jumilla wines. Your pairing sounds amazing!


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