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

  • 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...

  • Tempranillo

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

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...

  • 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...

  • Raimat

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Numanthia

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

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Spain on Snooth

  • Segura Viudas Brut NV

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    Wine review by erickafilm


  • Milcampos Tempranillo Vinas Viejas 2010

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    This is a very fine Ribera del Duero wine for the price. Although a bit slow to open - even after aeration and decanting - the nose does reveal bright raspberry and dipped cigar. On the palate, there is a smooth yet slightly tannic, entry with less raspberry and more cherry - even blueberry poking through. The wine has a lengthy, pucker-like f... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Pazo Torrado Albarino Rias Baixas 2011

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    Honey, candied lemon peel and green apple aromas. Lemon rind on the palate with peach, pleasant acidity and a touch of yeasty toast on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Arana Reserva 2004

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    Excellent wine Read More

    Wine review by K276HB


  • Honoro Vera 2013

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    Terrible wine Read More

    Wine review by K276HB


  • Orin Swift Locations F-1 French Red 2012

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    This is a fabulous wine - very smooth. Was at a high end wine gathering and this bottle stood out so I tried it and I am a fan! Read More

    Wine review by Betty Kae


  • Hacienda López de Haro Reserva Rioja 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • I think I need to take a harder look at Spain in 2015 as an early New Years resolution. Along with Hungary and a few more Germans as well.Re: Rusack, that's interesting Fox. A good memory I have of my dad and I was that we had a grand old time in Catalina dining at their new resort (at the time). I remember having such a nice dinner, bantering w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Fair enough, JD, and I did say the wine was unimpressive.  They have been ... night here, which meant...Spain!Yes, pictures.  Or a picture, anyway.  I bought a couple bottles of this from K&L.  First bottle was okay, this one, with a bit of air, got better and better.  Red vines, no sweetness, funk galore, a little bitter oak mixed with vanill... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Well, I have to say that in NYC you have more access to more wine than just ... enough to find it even from Spain! The grape was almost extinct until a few growers took a chance on it and the best ones can be pretty good, but as EMark said, I don't think most growers have cracked the code yet.Anyhow, speaking of not quite cracking the code, la... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Just visited the Lleida region while driving from Madrid to Barcelona with my girlfriend, and we visited the Tomas Cusine winery in Vilosell, Spain. Tomas, the owner, is a super-nice guy and he is doing some really, really nice wines. Two red blends, the Vilosell and the Geol, were both poured for us and they were great! The Geol especially is a...

    Comment by 105252Bartond 105252 Bartond


  • Galicia - Northwest Spain is the net for the famous Albariño is one of the oldest wines in the world in it configuration. Alba (Latin) means "white" and riño the river "Rhine". Correct written is Alba- not "Alva-". The Roman Empire brought this wine to Galicia, as the Spanish Peninsula was part of the Roman Empire till 500 a.c.. That means arou...

    Comment by 455289gerardo009 455289 gerardo009


  • Dont forget the wineries in Majorca.We have found a small producer Miguel Oliver with a very nice red wine:Mont Ferrutx.

    Comment by 539165Klockgarden 539165 Klockgarden


  • I want to visit spain.

    Comment by 487915NikkiGert 487915 NikkiGert


  • A suggestion: wineclan.com, a wine social network in spanish!

    Comment by 517983marsob 517983 marsob


  • I am pulling for Spain in the World Cup and have vowed to only drink Spanish wines until they win it all. It's a tough job but sacrifices must be made for the sake of sport!

    Comment by 526921melspop 526921 melspop


  • CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1983

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  • Portugal is not Spain!!! Portugal is a country with 867 years old. The first branded site vineyard was Douro region, in Portugal. We have other vineyard sites, with excellent wines

    Comment by 395678Madaosa 395678 Madaosa


  • Yes I Want To Know What the of Meaning of Crianza?

    Comment by 374865Naresh Seeruttun 374865 Naresh Seeruttun


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