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

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Tempranillo

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

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 Muriel

    Bodegas Muriel markets the brands Muriel, Vina Muriel, Baron de Barbon, Solariego, El Somo and Mo...

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

    Juan Gil winery is located in the heart of the vineyard, in the north hillside De Cerezo which be...

  • 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...

  • Herederos Del Marques de Riscal

    Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in t...

  • Raimat

    We like what we make, wines with character. That's why we have continued to do so since 1914. And...

  • Bodegas El Nido

    Bodegas El Nido is a collaborative wine brand created by Australian enologist Chris Ringland, S...

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Spain on Snooth

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  • Castellroig Brut Nature Reserva Cava 2010

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    This nutty and expressive Cava is unbelievable value - being about 12 dollars US at the winery. There is almond, walnut and smoke on the nose with plenty of citrus on the palate. Mousse is continuous for at least 7-8 minutes - excellent for Cava. 89 points. Try the Family Reserve for even more Champagne-like elegance. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • L'Agnet 2010

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    This very typical Priorat has gobs of coffee, deep red fruit and plenty of sediment - the latter being a product of sitting in the supermarkets of Barcelona a bit longer than anticipated by the producer. Good Priorat intensity on the nose and palate and consequently an excellent value. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Ramon Roqueta Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2008

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    This is another Catalonian wine of middling rank (about 6 Euros) which I purchased from the Caprabo S. A. Supermarket in Barcelona. The scent is of Bordeaux A. C. with the Tempranillo element somewhat attenuated. On the palate there is a bit of anise, fresh rolled cigar and cassis with tannin almost non existent. A good wine for ordinary fare an... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Monte del Conde Crianza Ribera del Duero 2010

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    A Lot 18 Selection...just terrificdark and inky, every thing settled in and smooth, plum-cherry jam-oak and a bit of leather. Wasn't expecting anything this good. 2nd Day, just as good. Really seemed more of a Merlot to me, oak instead of the earth and mineral normally sensed in other Tempranillos. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Vina Eguia Rioja Reserva 2009

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    High acid - almost bitter. Ok after breathing Read More

    Wine review by wafricke


  • Rio Madre Rioja Graciano Rose 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by angelitaher


  • Almirez Toro 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Wine Surfer


  • Monte Ducay Reserva Cariñena 2009

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    This wine has 13.0% alcohol and the bottle is sealed with a natural cork. Per Greg this is only$7 but appears to be available only at Trader Joes. If you see this wine at that price, grab a case, you won't be sorry. The wine is a medium to deep ruby red color. The enticing nose has black cherries, raspberries, minerals, baking spices, cedar, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alto-Cinco Garnacha 2012

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    This wine has 14.0% alcohol and the bottle is sealed with an agglomerated cork. The wine is a medium garnet color. The impressive nose has cherries, black raspberries, licorice, white pepper, cocoa powder, vanilla and candied violets. This has medium body with soft velvety tannins and decent acidity. Rich, ripe berries, spice and cherries coa... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Beso de Vino Cariñena Old Vine Garnacha 2011

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    This wine has 13.5% alcohol by volume and the bottle is sealed with a twist off closure. The wine is a bright ruby red color. The inviting nose has cherries, blackberries, white pepper, crushed stone minerals, mint, vanilla, plums and candied violets. This is barely medium body with moderate tannins and very good acidity. On the palate zippy ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • 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?

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  • 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 year.in 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

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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!

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  • 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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