Spanish Wine

Spain is one of the word’s largest wine-producing regions. It comprises most of the Iberian Peninsula with a divergence of cultures, climates and, por supuesto, types of wine. There are many notable styles from all over the country, ranging from traditional viticulture to modern and methodical, to rustic, value driven and food friendly young table wines to well aged prized vintages. Not to mention some venerable expressions of methode champenoise and the range of dessert, sherries and fortified wines from salty, dry Manzanillas to candylike Pedro Ximinez soleras. 

Spain currently has 70 government approved wine regions such as Catalunya, Rias Baixas, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, Rueda, Jumilla, Bierzo, Cava and Jerez. Popular indigenous red varietals include Tempranillo (which has many local derivations), Cariñena, Garnacha, Monastrell and Mencia. Popular indigenous whites include Albariño, Verdejo, Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Paralleda (the latter three comprising the ingredients Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Spain View all

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Spain

  • Aragón

      This region, rich in history, was once the home of celebrated 16th century royals Ferdinan...

  • Catalonia

      Catalunya (Catalonia in Spanish) is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and...

  • Catalunya

      Catalunya (Catalonia in Spanish) is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and...

  • Galicia

    Located on the northwest corner of Spain, Galicia is just under Portugal, along the Atlantic Oc...

  • Rioja

    The Rioja region of Spain produces one of the world’s finest, and most long lived wines: Rioja. R...

  • Alicanté

      Alicante is part of the Comunidad de Valenciana region, named for the town on the Mediterr...

  • Almansa

  • Andalucía

      The home of Flamenco and Moorish architecture is the southernmost wine-making area in Spai...

Popular Wineries in Spain View all

  • Bodegas Baron de Ley

    A dream come true, BARÓN DE LEY is a winery which was devised and founded in 1985 by a small grou...

  • Bodegas Olarra, S.A,

    Bodegas Olarra is located on the outskirts of Logroño, right in the heart of the Denominación de ...

  • Torre Oria

    The ORIA de Rueda family founded TORRE ORIA in 1897. The family were from the North of Spain. ...

  • Bodegas Marques de Caceres

    The name of this wine. Marques de Caceres was lent by D. Vicente Noguera y Espinosa de los Monter...

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

    Bodegas Ondarre, founded in 1986, belongs to the Bodegas Olarra Group, one of the most famous nam...

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

    The Eguren family, generation after generation since 1870, have been dedicated to grape growing a...

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    Comment by 718485Rubens tadeu varela 718485 Rubens tadeu varela

  • Hope you enjoy your trip. There are some nice wines to be had in north-east Spain as well as on the other side of the border in southern France.I have been to Collioure and Banyuls in the French side of Catalonia Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cataluyan Wines

  • Berola Borsao 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by sfquixote

  • Bodegas Vina Vilano Ribera del Duero Reserva 2011


    Wow. Big Tannin. I like it. Blackberry fruit on entry might be a bit candied, but that is quickly blown away by puckery tannin. The only other analog that comes to mind is unsweetened chocolateor, this is it, Mexican mole sauce. There is no denying that this wine is a mouthful. $14 at Costco. Im going back for more. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Concha Y Toro Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Marchigue 2014


    Dark blackberry and bramble fruit notes with earthy, barnyard aromas and deep salinity on the nose. Quite fruity in the mouth with black cherry, blackberry and plum notes leading the way for good spice notes of clove and cinnamon with a full mouth of tannin and a note of chocolate on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • EMARK/RBA - If I can jump in also - I agree with your terms.  Balanced ... reds from Navarro region of Spain - made your mouth pucker and go pop. It wasn't for everyone, but it was definitely good for the style of wine that was mad Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Thanks Rocker.I don't necessarily love or agree with articles, but if ... ... I love some pricey Rioja, Spain is my bargain aisle for weekday drinkers.  Few have been ones I wouldn't buy again.Having dinner at my boss' place tonight and I'm bringing the 2012 Ridge Cab Sav (Monte Bello vineyard), not to be confused with THE Monte Bello ;)  It's... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Interesting article about...

  • DV - Read both articles with interest.  I have heard of the Chinese ... ... resent VT featured wine from Spain and my take from it was that there were many Snoothers that were woefully inexperienced with those wines.  That's a bigger problem to think than worrying about how a $60 bottle sells - they do by the way.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Interesting article about...

  • Bodegas del Abad Dom Bueno Godello Bierzo 2014


    Crisp and refreshing. Like a tart apple. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Hazaña Viñas Viejas Rioja 2014


    I just think that average American wine drinker doesn't understand Spanish winemaking at this level. This was very good, very,very good. Dark currant, earth, herbs, spice and smooth tannins with matching acidity lead to a even finish that is succulent and inviting. Drink now or hold - decant for now - 90 points Pauk Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Hazaña Viñas Viejas Rioja 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by boglebogle

  • I am trying to track down where I can buy Vina Corosa Vino Tinto wine. Probably one of the best wines I have tasted while in Mexico. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Comment by 1053403Pig Dog 1053403 Pig Dog

  • I discovered the Bodegas Lozano wines during a wine tasting in Belgium and love the Gran Oristan Reserva. I am an American living in Seville area for the next two years and look forward to discovering even more great Spanish wines.

    Comment by 1375950KFJames71 1375950 KFJames71

  • Visited Briones last La Rioja. Superb local wineries Betolaza and Zurbal. Lovely young wines and Crianza. Bought a nice Rioja in Tesco recently for €7.00(Normaly €13) Antaño .Problem is everyone else likes it too. When I go back for more, it is all gone Anyone tried it?

    Comment by 1030060Di Marcos 1030060 Di Marcos

  • Catalunya , , terra alta, priorat, montsant, bla bla

    Comment by 352408Josep Reynares 352408 Josep Reynares

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  • Portugal is not Spain!!! Portugal is a country since 1143! The first branded site vineyard in the entire world was Douro region, in Portugal. Update your site, please! Your data are wrong!

    Comment by 667678ClaraM 667678 ClaraM

  • Woops, I incorrectly stated below that the region was Lleida. Lleida is simply one of the larger towns close to Tomas Cusine winery. The wine region is actually Costers del Segre. Either way it's a very nice spot and I would recommend it to anyone!

    Comment by 105252Bartond 105252 Bartond

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