Dine In


Our menu offers a selection of small and larger plates and desserts which are available from 5:30pm.   We have a large range of Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options to chose from and will ask about special dietary requirements when you make your booking.  All of our dishes take advantage of our best local produce and imported Spanish ingredients. 

Please note that bookings of over 8 adults must choose one of our Chef's Selections

To compliment our cuisine customers can select from a wide range of beverage options including our exciting Sangria menu.  Our wine, beer, cider and liquer list offers a variety of local and imported Spanish varieties for you to explore.

Prefer to get your Spanish on at home? No problemo! Sangria now offers takeaway on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5:30pm.  You can drop in on the way home from work or phone ahead on 5443 5055.  Please check out our menu below.

Sangria offers catering for all kinds of occassions, from office events to birthday parties. Whether it is tapas or a tasty paella in the big pan cooked before your guests, let us put some ole in your next function!  Our standard catering menu is listed below but we can customsie to meet your needs. We are also available for fetes and fundraisers.  Call us on 5443 5055 to discuss your next event!

Know Your Spanish Wine Regions

What's The Go with the D.O.?

The Vinos de Denominación de Origen (D.O.) system was founded to ensure the quality of the wine produced in a specific region. Much of the winemaking process is regulated by the D.O., from irrigation to harvest yield to the amount of oak ageing used. Products labelled Denominación de Origen, apart from being of superior quality, are expected to carry specific characteristics of a geographical region or individual producer and be derived from raw materials originating within the region. For a wine to carry “Rioja D.O.” status, for example, it must meet the standards of the D.O. Rioja and the production area must have been recognised as producing quality wines with a geographical indication for at least the preceding five years. If a region has held D.O. status for at least the previous ten years, producing wine of high quality, following the quality control systems imposed by their regulating body, they may be awarded Denominación de Origen Calificada (D.O.C.a). Rioja was the first region to be awarded this prestigious status in April 1991. 

Ageing Gracefully

Spanish wines are also described by the amount of ageing which includes time in the barrel and bottle.

Joven: The term joven means ‘young’ and refers to styles intended for immediate drinking. Generally, these wines have either been aged for a short period in oak (a few months) or have never seen oak at all. The wines tend to be soft and food friendly. Many white and rosado wines fall into the joven category.

Crianza: Wines aged for 2 years with a minimum of 12 months in oak and 12 months in the bottle before being sold. These wines tend to have more body and strong acid helping them to pair well with your heavier foods – think roast meats and rich sauces. White or rosado wines that are termed Crianza, these wines are required to spend at least 6 months in oak and 6 in bottle.

Reserva: Wines are aged for 3 calendar years with a minimum of 12 months in oak and 24 months in the bottle. Increasing in age, you can expect to find rich and concentrated wines tending towards a silky flavor after softening with age. White and rosado wines must spend at the minimum of six months in oak and and a one and half years in bottle.

Gran Reserva: These wines are aged for 5 years with a minimum of 24 months in oak and 36 months in the bottle; however many gran reservas will spend several more years aging before being released. For many, these are perceived as the pinnacle of Spanish wine and at their best, Gran Reservas can develop in your mouth bringing forth new and exciting flavors with every sip. White and rosados must spend at least 4 years in the bodega, of which six months must be in oak.

Know Your Spanish Varietals

Spanish Red Grapes

Tempranillo: Spain´s most famous and noble grape. Also known as Ull de Llebre, Cencibel, Tinto Fino. Grown in many regions including Rioja, Ribera del Duero, La Mancha and Penedes

Garnacha: known as Grenache in France & America, this is the most prominent grape in Priorat

Mencia: Spain´s hot and upcoming cult grape used in Bierzo, and also in Valdeorras

Graciano: Also known as Morrastel, Courouillade in France and Xres in California

Mazuelo: Also known as Mazuelo Tinto, Cariñena, and Carignan in France

Manto Negro: the main grape in Mallorca, used to make some very interesting wines

Listan Negro: most common red grape in the Canary Island, particularly Tenerife. Main grape in top wine “Crater”

Negramoll: another red varietal from the Canary Islands, often mixed with Listan Negro

Bobal: used in the Levante to make mainly rosé wines

Cariñena: main red grape in Calatayud and Aragon in general. Carignan in France.

Monastrell: interesting red used mainly in Jumilla (Murcia) and Catalonia, makes juicy wines, Known as Mourvèdre in France.

Moristel: unusual grape found in Somontano and Aragon, makes young fruity wine

 

Spanish White Grapes

Verdejo: the “it grape” of the moment, grown in Rueda and used for grassy young whites

Albariño: considered by many to be strain of Riesling, this grape is grown in Rias Baixas and makes Spain´s most elegant white wines.

Viura/Macabeo: Also known as Maccabeu in France. Main white grape in Rioja and in Penedes.

Pedro Ximenez: the best grape used in quality Sherry and Montilla production, aged and used to produce ultra-unctuous sweet wines

Malvasia: This grape originated in Greece. Also known as Subirat-Parent, Blanca-Roja and Malvasia Fina in Italy and Portugal, this is a blender grape

Xarel.lo: Also known as Pansa Blanca in Alella. One of the Cava grapes, also seen more and more in single varietal wines

Parellada: Also known as Montonec, native to Catalonia, key component of Cava

Treixadura: a varietal found in Rias Baixas (Galicia), used on its own and for blending

Moscatel: a delicious “grapey” grape, found prominently in Alicante and more and more in Navarra

Merseguera: a common white grape used for everyday wines in Valencia

Airén: most abundant white grape in Spain, is slowly being eradicated in favor of other varietals that offer more voluptuous whites.

Godello: main white grape found in the beautiful Ribeiro wine region of Galicia

Hondarrabi Zuri: the near impossible to pronounce grape used to make Basque Country´s zippy Txakoli wines

Palomino: main grape used in the production of finos in Jerez

It's all in the label

The front label brings together all if this information in a standardised way, so you can choose Spanish wine with confidence.  You will also find on the back of the bottle a colour coded label (see right) which easily enables identification of the age of the wine and DO.