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

  • Albariño

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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 El Nido

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

  • Bodegas Baron de Ley

    A dream come true, BARÓN DE LEY is a winery which was devised and founded in 1985 by a small grou...

  • Torre Oria

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

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

  • Bodegas Muriel

    Bodegas Muriel markets the brands Muriel, Vina Muriel, Baron de Barbon, Solariego, El Somo and Mo...

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  • Tarima Hill Monastrell Old Vines 2011

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    Decent Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Bodegas Volver Tarima NV

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    Bought a lot of bottles based on a previous tasting. Realized that it now tasted off balance and almost vegetal? Horrible. There wasn't a year, but the award label was on the bottle. This has clearly gone downhill. If the award year was different than the bottle's vintage, that's deceptive. I'm hoping I had a bottle that was exposed to too much ... Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Bodegas Numanthia Termes Termes Spain 2011

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    Another one from Perry's. Dense and smoky with loads of black fruit, smoke, cedar and oak. Long long finish of cedar and spice.chocolate and espresso.Soft and well balanced. by the glass at the wholesale bottle price of $18 Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Emark - nice wines. Monbazillac isn't a region to be sneezed at. It's ... designations used throughout Spain, regardless of region. The local regions may have their own requirements, for example in Rioja and Navarra a crianza needs more time in the cask than elsewhere, but the categories are the same, including Cava. In fact, if you like spark... Read More

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  • Interesting bottle there Mark. I see it says Crianza on the bottle which I ... ... aging regimen required in Spain for that classification, and yes, cherry Kool-aid does not sound appetizing in a wineI found another interesting Macedonian red made from Vranec and Plavec grapes. Big blue and black fruits on the nose with a touch of smoke. Cooke... Read More

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  • Or you can decide on a location in France or Spain or Italy that you want to visit, communicate with a winery or three there to get in on the crush or related work, and also spend a week or two before then in an intensive language course in the closest city that offers one. So you've got your self-improvement there, and then your wine learning. ... Read More

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  • Bodegas Mauro Vino de Mesa de Castilla Y León Mauro 2003

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    Crianza 2011 Read More

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Ameztoi Rubentis Getariako Txakolina 2014

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    Very interesting Greek rose, made from Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza grape varieties. Nice salmon pink color. There's crushed bing cherry on the nose. On the palate is some lemon lime citrus, bright red cherry, a touch of strawberry, nice acidity and a medium finish. There are no significant bubbles present but there is a touch of CO2 here. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Aline.  Do not hesitate.  Send that PM to OT.  Mike Smith's ... E, 1st St. W, Napa St. and Spain St.).  There are also some nice dining options, ther Read More

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  • I'm interested in taking a wine certification course or a few (WSET) in Europe (France/Spain/Italy).  Has anyone done this and if so where do you recommend going?  Are there any that are in vineyards where you can stay for a month while learning and be with a group of others?  What could I do with the certification?  Right now it is just to incr... 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.

    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

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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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