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

  • Grenache

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

  • Verdejo

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

  • Albariño

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

  • 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 Juan Gil

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

  • Marqués de Griñon

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Bodegas El Nido

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

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

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

  • Numanthia

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

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  • A very literate, nay, by the standards of contemporaneous cogitation, erudite ... Of course, in Spain it would have been American food in olden times... not including the time of Washington Irving, of course.But of course, I love Russia as well, so am in a quandary.:- Read More

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  • OK, this may be dated info, but just read about some Portuguese (at that time, ... Lisbon on the frontier with Spain as he was proceeding to beat Napoleon's crew across and out of Iberia, and in this instance were in full-on sack and pillage mode.So we can perhaps go two ways, here, talking about wine that makes you chase it excessively, or we... Read More

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  • the more robust the better, up to $150ishAmerican? Get a 1/2 bottle of some ... Chateauneuf du Pape. Or from Spain, El Nido or Clio.But you can buy a few extra bottles if you look to Australia and pick up Mollydooker, either the Boxer or the Blue Eyed Boy. Those are a fraction of the price of any of the above and should do the job. Big, ripe, ... Read More

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  • Anna de Codorniu Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine Cava NV

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    Savory cranberry and strawberry aromas. A touch of sweet spice and fruit greets the palate in front of strawberry and cherry notes, earthy vanilla with a hint of tannin, full acidity and a bouncy minerally mouthfeel with a finish of soft cocoa and mixed berry. Read More

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  • Beronia Rioja Reserva 2011

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    Vanilla cream and strawberry preserves on the nose with a chocolate mousse note and violets. A bit drier on the palate with dark chocolate and black currant notes, strong and firm flavors with medium tannin and a smoky earthy finish. Read More

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  • Pazo de San Mauro Albariño Rias Baixas 2015

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    Honey, lemon zest and blossom aromas are nicely perfumed and inviting with a touch of spice. Fresh lemon, grapefruit and pear on the palate with a focused tartness that switches from salty sea air to melon to green apple in equal proportion before dispensing a final pop of acidity, cream and almond notes on the finish. Read More

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  • Robaliño Albariño Rias Baixas 2015

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    Lightly floral honeysuckle and rose petal aromas with pleasant minerality and lemon and lime fruit notes on the nose. This has a playful and expressive mouthfeel with buoyant acidity and sweet spice alongside pink grapefruit, lime and a cooling finish full of creamy hazelnuts, green apple, honeydew melon and clean citrus fruit. Read More

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  • Santiago Ruiz Albarino 2015

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    Assertive spice and zesty citrus on the nose with sea foam slate minerality. Tart and lemony in the mouth, this manages to be both zesty and soft, with creamy almonds playing against honeysuckle and Meyer lemon and a fresh wave of vanilla spice shooting through on the finish and giving way to floral apricot and toasted melon. Read More

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  • Condes de Albarei Albariño Rias Baixas 2015

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    Aromas of mineral peach, green apple and orange blossom with hints of buttery melon. Juicy and firm in the mouth with good body, more melon and fresh grapefruit notes, even a touch of pineapple coming through on the mid palate with a pleasant sandy salinity filtering through towards the finish just before releasing a touch of tangerine and cream. Read More

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  • Valminor Rias Baixas Albarino 2015

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    Fresh salty ocean air, seaweed and spicy lemon balm notes on the nose leading to a slight buttery character with grapefruit flavors. Continuing the theme on the palate, this wine tastes like a refreshing day at sea with salty lemon zest and lively, bouncy acidity in front of a tart citrus and ripe green apple finish. Excellent body, texture and ... Read More

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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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!

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