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

  • 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...

  • Herederos Del Marques de Riscal

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

  • Numanthia

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

  • Bodegas Olarra, S.A,

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

  • Bodegas El Nido

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

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    Comment by 718485Rubens tadeu varela 718485 Rubens tadeu varela


  • To close out an exciting weekend, we attended an opera yesterday - Florencia in ... Ribera Del Duero region of Spain.  The price was only $45 in the restaurant and it was wonderful.  In fact, the menu listed it as a 2012 vintage but they served us the 2011 vintage which had higher ratings on the Vinvino App of my iPhone.  We were very happy wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Look at http://www.winerist.com/search/index/winetours?q=Rioja ...+Spai Read More

    Forum post in the topic Traveling to Ribera and Rioja


  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Blanco 2012

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    White Rioja - 12% alcohol, Light Straw color, very bright and fresh, an initial white pepper/basil with pear and green apple. Dry but rather silky with a long finish of lemon and a hint of cedar. Great balanced acidity. Goes very well alone or with food - and at this price point, a steal. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • No suggestions of a particular nature, just enjoy the beauty of the region and, ... and, ... I admit to loving Spain though I have not travelled there as much as I would like. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Traveling to Ribera and Rioja


  • Mas la Plana. Torres 2010

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    Darkest Mediterranean cherry on the nose with musk and perhaps campfire smoke; the entry is deep cherry (100% Tempranillo) with a warm vanilla and slight bitterness (oak) on the back palate. The finish is medium and overall balance is very good. Nice for the price. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Castaneda White Sangria Spain NV

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    Wow, what a surprise. This was served at a pool party and was gone faster than than any other beverage. With a few sliced fresh strawberries & peaches floating around, it was D-lish! Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Luzdivina Amigo Bierzo Vinademoya Mencia 2005

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    Wine review by ozongeneratorer


  • Sounds like you have a potentially wonderful trip upcoming. Nice time of year to be in Spain.Have you had much experience with Spanish wines before? Familiar with, for example, the tempranillo or garnacha red grapes? Any whites? Sherry? Do you like tapas? Read More

    Forum post in the topic wines or wine stores in madrid


  • Hi, my name is Niki, I am a wine lover. I would love to have more information ... from the La Mancha region in Spain.  Thanks.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza 2008

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    Interesting wine. Very complex . Bright at the beginning and smooth at the end. Very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by sammy2co


  • 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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