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

  • Numanthia

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

  • Bodegas Muriel

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

  • Bodegas El Nido

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

  • Bodegas Marques de Caceres

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

  • Herederos Del Marques de Riscal

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

  • 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...

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  • Bodegas Pedro Martínez Alesanco Rioja Reserva 2000

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    2008 Read More

    Wine review by gntop1


  • La Mano Mencia 2011

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    Red fruits. Medium weight. A little on the acidic side. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Pesquera Ribera del Duero 2009

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    "Will easily age for at least 10 more years" Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Laya DOP Almansa Old Vines 2012

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    Spicy on the nose with a taut character that hints at jammy red fruits, nutmeg, and toasty spice. Weird in the mouth, almost like an echo of a wine. Theres soft tannins and acid, but not much flavor though with air sour red fruits and a gamy edge do emerge on the palate. Theres more flavor on the finish than the palate though this remains subtle... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Viñas del Vero Tinto Somontano 2012

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    Raspberry, herbs, and some rusty, dusty mineral notes emerge on the nose along with some gamy hints and a nuance of burnt brownie and herb. A touch of trapped CO2 adds a prickle on the tongue, though when its released this is clear, light and transparent in the mouth. There;s a nice acid edge blending tartness to the raspberry and wild cherry fl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Well said. The most likely wine in Spain would be Garnacha and the fruit would include oranges, but pretty much any wine will do. I'd stick with fruity, non-oaky wines, but that isn't a hard and fast rule either - plenty of restaurants just use whatever they had open for a day or longer without really paying any attention to what it might be.I'd... Read More

    Forum post in the topic red sangria


  • Bodegas Alto Almanzora Red Blend Almeria Este 2010

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    Aroma of dried fruits, prunes, oak, and spice, very full bodied, lots of jammy flavors and oak, pleasant finish and light tannins, best served with food. Amazing value. Read More

    Wine review by Blinky


  • Bodegas Rafael Palacios Valdeorras Louro Do Bolo NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Yolanda 01


  • Don't know D. They bought the property in the 1970s when land in the south ... ... at BTW, in France and Spain. He's kind of a genius when it comes to getting great $10 wine on the market in the US. So first, they got in at the right time and established themselves early in the Rhone Boom, and second, they hooked up with one of Parker's favor... Read More

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  • Moraima Albariño 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by adegamoraima


  • 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

    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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