Welcome to Tempranillo Restaurant, where internationally acclaimed chef Javier Gonzalez-Bringas, a Madrid native, combines an old-world style with a new-world flair in his signature cuisine. The name Tempranillo, itself, pays homage to one of Spain’s premier grape varieties, and true to its name, Tempranillo restaurant features a selection of over one hundred hand-chosen wines.
Celebrating over ten wonderful years in historic Downtown Basalt, we have a gorgeous year round heated restaurant patio that makes social distancing feel normal. Sit at our historic bar to enjoy our weekday bar specials.
Tempranillo Restaurant is open at 5pm nightly.
Meet the Founders
JAVIER GONZALES-BRINGAS &
A Madrid native, Javier brings a passion for fine Spanish wine and cuisine to Tempranillo’s expansive menu. Upon coming to America in 1979, Javier blended his talents for spanish cooking with inventive nouveau Italian cuisine at Manhattan’s Mezzaluna Restaurant. Javier led the expansion of a new Mezzaluna in Aspen, Espana in Aspen and Mambo Italiano in Carbondale. Laura Maine had extensive experience as the owner of her own restaurant, River Valley Ranch Golf Course. Once Javier met Laura they joined forces and became unstoppable with the creation of Tempranillo Restaurant in Historic Basalt in 2006 partly because of the gorgeous restaurant patio. With Laura’s extensive food and beverage knowledge combined with Javier’s passion for Spanish food and Italian food, they have created the best Mediterranean restaurant in Basalt with awards to prove it. Laura and Javier reside with their two children at their ranch in Missouri Heights.
Tomato, Imported Buffalo
Mozzarella, Basil, Olive Oil
Imported Mallorcan Sausage
with Manchego Cheese,
Roasted Tomatoes, Piquillo
Peppers & Chipotle Aioli
Gambas al Ajillo
Shrimp in Garlic Sauce
Veal Scaloppini with Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce
Pan Seared Free Range Chicken, Capers, Artichokes, Lemon & Spanish Olive Oil
Squid Ink Rice with Calamri, Sepia, Shrimp & Scallops
Chocolate Molten Cake
Decadent chocolate with more chocolate. Served warm.
Mixed Berries with Warm Zabaione Sauce
Fresh Ingredients, Locally Sourced
“To carry out Tempranillo’s passion for the best ingredients, we embarked to make our Missouri Heights Ranch a productive farm raising chickens, pigs and cattle as well as seasonal organic vegetables. During the summer months, fresh herbs are grown on Tempranillo’s grounds and local produce is sourced from the farmers’ market to create authentic dishes with a rich depth of flavors. We currently raise free range Iberico Black Spanish pigs and are cross breeding with Berkshire hogs. We also raise free range chickens and harvest fresh eggs. What we cannot source locally, we hand select the best imports to create authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
Javier travels back to Spain annually to add to the wide mix of imported ingredients and flavors to the Tempranillo menu. Tempranillo Ranch affords the opportunity to integrate these flavors from a local setting and create a farm to table restaurant. Tempranillo is an award winning restaurant winning Diners Choice awards, Trip Advisor awards, OpenTable awards and Best of Basalt. Tempranillo Restaurant is the Best Mediterranean Restaurant, the Best Italian Restaurant and the Best Spanish Restaurant in the Basalt area. We have even place in Best of Aspen” -Laura
What People are Saying
“Thank you Jero for the great service”
“Fabulous Gourmet Dinner”
“Fabulous gourmet dinner at Tempranillo. Loved my salmon with great tasting tomatoes on the top and fresh veggies like they were just picked up from the garden
My friend had FREE Range chicken and it was delicious.We literally cleaned our plates”
“Best Restaurant in Basalt”
“In my opinion the best restaurant in Downtown Basalt. Friendly staff and great food”
Hours of Operation
We are open seven days a week from
5:00pm – 8:30pm
Tempranillo Gift Cards