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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Raimat

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

  • Marqués de Griñon

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

  • Herederos Del Marques de Riscal

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

  • Bodegas Muriel

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

  • 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...

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    Comment by 718485Rubens tadeu varela 718485 Rubens tadeu varela


  • The words 'higher quality' seem a little subjective to me. In Rioja in Spain or Chianti in Italy the words 'reserva' or Grande reserva' indicate time the wine has spent in oak barrels which is a matter of fact rather than opinion Read More

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  • RBA  "Ooh,Reserve. It must be good".  While most New World ... several European countries,Spain,Portugal,Austria,and Italy. Their "reservas " have legal definitions,most of which have to do with aging for example Chianti Classico Riserva must be aged 27 months at least,Vin Nobile at least 30 months,  Brunello 5 years with 2 years in barrel or ... Read More

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  • RBA -  "Holy shit, it's raining hard here in Springfield VA ... ... do have a soft spot for Spain however, as well as the southern Rhon Read More

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  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016

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    Wine review by Rafael Javega


  • GREGT - I agree with your thoughts on the US under $20 drinking situation. ... why I buy from Spain, Chile, Oz and others that offer QPR for less than $20.DMCKER - "Anybody who flames you for finding a bargain is automatically questionable." You're right Read More

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  • Emark - you're right to a large extent, and there's a LOT of swill in ... and can make unique wine.In Spain, under Franco, a lot of wine was done by co-ops and people were busy making crap. Now they can stretch out and they're producing really nice wine that we can't compete with because we're going to have to buy the land at today's prices. I... Read More

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  • Campos Reales Canfora Reserva Especial 2010

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    Thick and richly concentrated aromas of dark blackberry fruit and black currant preserves. Dusty, dry and austere in the mouth, this relies on structure and texture to tell its story, with fruit playing a support role but having a solo of ripe black currant and black cherry on the mid palate before yielding to brambly earth, espresso and a long ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial Release 2008

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    Wine review by Canaves


  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016

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    Wine review by Silvia Exitalia


  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016

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    Fresh and inviting fruit aromas of tropical mango and melon, peach and pink lady apples on the nose. Citrus fruit on the palate with lime and grapefruit notes playing against pineapple and a juicy refreshing acidity. Finishes with a touch of herb and oak with a creamy texture. 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?

    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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