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 »

Mentor for Spanish Wines

Etty Lewensztain

I'm the owner of Plonk Wine Merchants, an interactive online wine shop that operates the Plonk Wine Club and specializes in top notch, small production, and off-the-beaten-path wines from around the globe for under $30!

View Profile » View Top Lists »

Other Mentors

See all Mentors »

View More

Popular wines made in Spain under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

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...

  • Albariño

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

  • Grenache

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

  • 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...

  • Verdejo

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

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

  • Castillo Labastida

    Labastida Wineries and Vineyards combines the traditional wine-making ethos with the latest techn...

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

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

  • 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...

  • Bodegas Olarra, S.A,

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

Page 1 of 1,000

Spain on Snooth

  • Juveycamps

    Comment by 718485Rubens tadeu varela 718485 Rubens tadeu varela

  • 2010 Marques del Campo Ribera del Duero, Spain temprannillo 2010


    A very earthy wine, easy on the palate, warm, strong and delicious. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • JD - I don't know that I'd say yuck to all of them. Tasted the Long ... in Barbaresco and several in Spain and France. Some negociants simply buy the co-op wine and sell it under another label. It's honest wine and often quite good.I have to agree however, that a lot of the wine in places like BevMo could give those operations a bad name. They... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Locations F1 vs F2 vs F3

  • Only Cavas were tasted in this competition and in no way should scores be ... ... ... in regions other than in Spain. Cavas were tasted and scored according to 8 categories and in the case of Reina Mª Cristina Blanc de Noirs (2012) it was tasted within the concept of Brut Gran Reserva. The other Cava scoring 98 points was evaluated within the ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bubbles of Gold: Wine...

  • Codorniu Reina Mª Cristina Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine Cava 2012


    Very intense varied aromas of apricot, banana, candy floss, water melon & raspberry. A big rich palate that is honeyed & a bit floral. Lovely balance & is generous in style & length. Read More

    Wine review by WinePleasures

  • Codorniu Reina Mª Cristina Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine Cava 2010


    Reina Mª Cristina Blanc de Noirs 2012 Very intense varied aromas of apricot, banana, candy floss, water melon & raspberry. A big rich palate that is honeyed & a bit floral. Lovely balance & is generous in style & length. Read More

    Wine review by WinePleasures

  • Tarima Monastrell 2014


    Wow, This is the first of six bottles we purchased at a small wine store in Saugatuck, MI in Oct. '15. If you see this Spanish red buy it. I am thinking about driving 120 miles in a lake effect snow storm to this wine store to get more advice on inexpensive quality wine. Hats off to this proprietor. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Finca las Caraballas Verdejo 2013


    this is a review from Wine.Com from Wine Advocate...cannot really do better.'...The wine has a strong personality and feels very much alive, with good concentration and marked flavors, aromas and notes of hay, straw, recently cut grass, fennel, aniseed and apples, with some spiciness and pungent, delineated acidity.' 'Very much alive' that is it... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • "As of 2010, Airén was estimated to be the world's 3rd most ... almost exclusively found in Spain." (from Wikipedia)Think the ranking would be lower if it was by number of vines, since have often seen commentary about how everyone spaces the plants far apart. Yeah, Greg, of course I knew about Aragon. First Spanish garnacha I ever had was from... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • Red grape.I think Arien is still the most widely planted wine grape of any ... ... it's all over central Spain. Franco cut a deal with France where they turned it into brandy. They've been pulling up a lot of it and just like Cariñena, which is getting grubbed up all over Europe, belatedly people are finding out that if they treat a  grape rig... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • I have very little experience with Grenache/Granacha.  (I don't think ... most planted red grape in Spain, which still has like twice as much as anywhere else in the world. Relatively speaking they have even more Monastrell, but that's a different story.When you say "they have even more Monstrell," are you saying there is more Monastrell grown... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • 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 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

  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 753524johnboy25 753524 johnboy25

  • 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

1 2 3 4 5  ...  1000 next

View larger map

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Spanish Wine Top Lists

Recent Forum PostsView all

Spanish wine ratings and reviews

Snooth Media Network