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

  • Torre Oria

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

  • Bodegas El Nido

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Paco & Lola

    Paco & Lola - Rias Baixas Paco & Lola comes from 500 sun-kissed acres of vineyards in Meano ...

  • 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...

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    Comment by 718485Rubens tadeu varela 718485 Rubens tadeu varela


  • Thanks for the warm welcome! First question: favourite producers is a muddy ... ... of Blaufrankisch.)10. Spain: La Rioja Alta S.A. makes a good news on any day. Vina Ardanza Rioja is my favourite affordable-and-impressive dinner party drink for guests. Re. former Yugoslavia, start with Croatia and Serbia. They are way more advanced in skills... Read More

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  • Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2010

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    it was a pleasant wine and was aging well Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • MJET - DdM is going to sit for the short term. Will probably drink it with a ... ... bobal is ready for our Spain night in February. Thanks again for those'Sadly the was a death involved - the avocado suffered from the cold and it's demise was quick.  Used the parts we could for taquito Read More

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  • 2015 Carrasvinas Rueda, Spain Verdejo 2015

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    a tough wine to describe as its flavors and notes are subtle and seem to change causing one to keep drinking. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Bodegas Volver Monastrell 2015

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    Last of the Vino Volo tasting. Best one of the group, but that is not saying much. Perhaps because I am least familiar with Monastrell??? Still too young and too fruit forward, but seemed to have the most interesting components. Descriptor pretty accurate. ' Fruit forward notes of blackberries, macerated blueberries, tart cherries carrying over ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • "Never rains in Cali.  Read that on internet must be ... or Argentina's or Spain's. Most Spanish speakers denigrate it. Kinda like Yorkshire English, Spanish version. Beautiful island, though, good people and great food and drink. See if you can't pick up a '57 Chevy with (mostly) original parts....  Read More

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  • Condominio 'Roble' Ribera del Duero Spain Tempranillo 2014

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    while i quite enjoy a good tempranillo, this bottle came of as flat and bland even tho the other person i shared it with enjoyed ot. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Yeah, Banyuls is situated somewhat similarly and beautifully, though it's ... ... right on the border with Spain. Interesting wines, too, both dry and sweet. BLM, the last November snow I can remember was still within Tokyo prefecture but out to the west, in the foothills to the Southern Alps. 50 years ago was definitely before my time in the ... Read More

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  • Don Simon Shiraz Seleccion

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    Nice feel in the mouth. Inky dark color. Taste blackberry dry with pronounced tannins. Would go well with beef. Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Vina Zaco 2014

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    Bold, fruity and aromatic, this has a fresh nose of cherry, raspberry and strawberry preserves with cinnamon spice. This is restrained and earthy on entry, but develops on the palate releasing ripe cherry and strawberry fruit, sticky tarry earth and a bright, clean finish that delivers a good balance of structure. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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 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

    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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