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"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

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

  • 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 Juan Gil

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

  • Bodegas El Nido

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

  • Raimat

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

  • Numanthia

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Would rather have a good Salisbury steak. We need GDP here to talk about ... ... not easy to source in Japan. Spain easier, but Italian and French easier yet. Even South African and Australian. Not really considering Chilean as an option but just talking here about what's most easily available at stores here if we source from the marketplace r... Read More

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  • Arrocal Angel Ribera del Duero 2007

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    Wine review by ambolt2


  • Yago Sangria Sant'Gria 2010

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    Wine review by Frito 1948


  • Papa Luna Calatayud 2010

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    a very drinkable wine, yet something tart or....was it sweet? that caused me to down rate it. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Los Enoloz 2014

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    Deliciously fruity, and great any time. Nice change from a Sauv Blanc with spicy Indian or Thai. Cant wait to drink it in the sun when Spring comes around! Read More

    Wine review by gavindyson


  • Licia Albariño Rías Baixas Licia 2011

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    Update - May 2015: I just had this wine again at Chop Shop in Chelsea (Manhattan, not London) with a vegetarian Thai curry. Great value and nice pairing! Read More

    Wine review by AlineAlmeida


  • Well, 2005 was a good or great year in many parts of the world so that was a ... that 1960. But for most of Spain, both north and South and much of France, 2005 was a great vintage. Pretty good in Germany, Austria, and much of Italy too, as well as CA and WA. So 2005s from Rioja and Ribera del Duero should outlast us.And I've just convinced my... Read More

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  • Day 2 update:I think the biggest takeaway from this trip is going to be...It ... very hard to bring it from Spain to California. Their first Graciano vintage was labeled as red table wine simply because the grape was not approved in time for release. Red tape, be gone! The Graciano is known amongst Bokisch’s staff as “the secret weapon”. It’s ... Read More

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  • Cune Monopole White Rioja 2014

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    Light aromas of white peach and lemon are framed with a petrol edge. Slightly oily in the mouth, yet thin with predominantly citrus flavors of lemon and a nutty hint on the finish. Read More

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

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  • I want to visit spain.

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

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  • 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!

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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

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