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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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"...

  • 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

  • Raimat

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

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

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

  • Bodegas El Nido

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

  • Marqués de Griñon

    The Marqués de Griñon estate, in the family since 1292, was the first in Spain to be granted its ...

  • Numanthia

    The Numanthia estate is situated at Valdefinjas, a small village in the Zamora province. Numanthi...

  • Bodegas Marques de Caceres

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

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  • Bodegas Niel Almansa 2012

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    Initially on the nose there's some earthiness and a bit of Christmas spices (clove?). On the palate this is all about the dark fruits, plum, raisin, dried fig and dried prune. The tannins are somewhat grainy but not over powering. The finish is medium long with the decent acidity lingering for a while. For this price we're going to stock up! Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja 2012 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Bodegas Aragonesas Don Ramon 2012

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    Decent Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • I have no idea to be honest. But we used to import Torrontes from Mendoza and ... ... Or with the vineyards in Spain where it's grow Read More

    Forum post in the topic Torrontes grapes


  • I guess the question would become...if you were going to bring wine, what would ... ... think regional...like Spain, CA, even Baja what the heck. Rose's t Read More

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  • Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva 2005

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    Bouquet of dried fruits and tobacco, hint of spice, dry, silky smooth and lingering tannins. Very drinkable and great value. Read More

    Wine review by Blinky


  • Conreria d'Scala Dei Black Slate 'La Morera' Blanc 2012

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    Really, really nice Spanish white blend from Priorat of 91% Grenache Blanc and 9% Pedro Ximenez. Juicy and complex with white peach, honeysuckle, apricot, a touch of vanilla, nice minerality, decent acidity and a very nice finish. Excellent QPR at around $15. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • The proportion will increase non-CA with subsequent pages in their listings, ... for online vendors out of Spain, Italy and maybe Greece or Austria or. Expecting too much, I know, but. Read More

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  • "Well, most of those were from Cali"By my count 9 out of 15 were not ... ... vendors out of Italy and Spain and the eastern Mediterranean. So far everyone's spotty, dodgy and pricey. Please turn me on to any you find that are no Read More

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  • Volteo Tempranillo Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2009

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    very nice, soft wine fruitful Read More

    Wine review by Wollw


  • 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?

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  • 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!

    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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