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"...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Verdejo

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

  • 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...

  • Albariño

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

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 Marques de Caceres

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

  • Raimat

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

  • 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...

  • Paco & Lola

    Paco & Lola - Rias Baixas Paco & Lola comes from 500 sun-kissed acres of vineyards in Meano ...

  • Numanthia

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

  • Marqués de Griñon

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

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  • Vallformosa Cava Brut Pinot Noir Col.leccio 2011

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    Now we're talking! What a Rosé, what pleasure! Read More

    Wine review by 2162563Henk La Garriga 2162563 Henk La Garriga


  • Mistinguett Cava Brut NV

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    This is Cava as it should be! Read More

    Wine review by 2162563Henk La Garriga 2162563 Henk La Garriga


  • Vallformosa Origen Cava Brut NV

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    Great balance, perfect Cava Read More

    Wine review by 2162563Henk La Garriga 2162563 Henk La Garriga


  • Roger Goulart Cava Brut Rose Gran Reserva 2011

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    Smooth cherry and watermelon aromas with a floral note and some cranberry. More cherry on the palate with a syrupy texture and dark spice, zesty acidity and buoyant palate of fresh bubbles, this becomes a bit tart towards the finish, ending with a clean cranberry and herb note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Roger Goulart Cava Brut Gran Reserva 2011

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    Creamy vanilla and buttery brioche notes with soft and fleshy melon and peach aromas on the nose. Tart, zesty and flavorful on the palate, this brings nice citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit with hints of green apple and pear and a fresh acidity and stinging bubbles adding freshness.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Senda Tempranillo Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2014

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    Soft clay and creamy, floral notes of black currant and blackberry on the nose. Dark cherry and blackberry notes on the palate are rich and textured with a good heft, zesty acidity and baking spice with a refreshing palate of black fruit preserves and chewy tannins on the long, fruit forward finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Senda Bobal Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2016

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    Aromatic notes of earthy cherry, a varietal note of soft wood shavings, bubblegum and red currant. Full and purple fruited on the palate with juicy red grape and black cherry notes a touch of tar and a lively juicy mid palate. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cubo Tempranillo Roble Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2014

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    Black cherry and black currant aromas with a touch of spice. Earthy spice in the mouth with a thick jammy palate of black currant and a licorice note towards the finish that ends in thick tannins and a cherry cola freshness. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cubo Bobal Rosado Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2016

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    Chunky watermelon and cherry aromas with a bubblegum note and a note of melon rind. Flavors continue on the palate with green melon rind, cherry, strawberry and watermelon with a medium length finish of spice and earth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cubo Viura Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2016

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    Floral and perfumed aromas of white blossom and white pepper with a fresh persimmon and peach note. Smooth and light on the palate with fresh peach and apricot notes ending with a toasted hazelnut finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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!

    Comment by 105252Bartond 105252 Bartond


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