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...

  • 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...

  • 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"...

  • 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

  • Torre Oria

    The ORIA de Rueda family founded TORRE ORIA in 1897. The family were from the North of Spain. ...

  • 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...

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Paco & Lola

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

  • Castillo Labastida

    Labastida Wineries and Vineyards combines the traditional wine-making ethos with the latest techn...

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Spain on Snooth

  • Leza Garcia Rioja Gran Reserva 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bodegas Atalaya Laya 2015

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    Hints of dark berry fruit and blood orange on the nose. A tad bitter on entry then the fruit, spice and vanilla enter only for the bitter tannins return on the finish. Needs a little time to jell. Hold 6-12 months - 83 pts - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño Rías Baixas 2015

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    Light refreshing mineral notes of lemongrass and lemon zest with a hint of mint and white pepper. Generous flavors of ripe peach, melon, persimmon and lemon on the palate with a perky acidity and a hint of effervescence through the midpalate. Finishes light but long with a nice creaminess and more mineral salinity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Terras Gauda Albarino Abadia de San Campio 2015

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    Rich minerality, sea foam and tart lemon aromas open for this on the nose with a lightly floral white blossom note and a hint of peach. This is zesty and bold on the palate particularly on entry with bright pink grapefruit and lemonade notes, a full acidity and touches of melon with a creamy texture towards the finish that holds on for quite a w... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vina Zaco Albarino Rías Baixas 2015

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    Binny's 3/2017. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Bodegas Y Vinedos Pintia 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by cluvino


  • A very literate, nay, by the standards of contemporaneous cogitation, erudite ... Of course, in Spain it would have been American food in olden times... not including the time of Washington Irving, of course.But of course, I love Russia as well, so am in a quandary.:- Read More

    Forum post in the topic The delicious gutter wines of...


  • OK, this may be dated info, but just read about some Portuguese (at that time, ... Lisbon on the frontier with Spain as he was proceeding to beat Napoleon's crew across and out of Iberia, and in this instance were in full-on sack and pillage mode.So we can perhaps go two ways, here, talking about wine that makes you chase it excessively, or we... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The delicious gutter wines of...


  • the more robust the better, up to $150ishAmerican? Get a 1/2 bottle of some ... Chateauneuf du Pape. Or from Spain, El Nido or Clio.But you can buy a few extra bottles if you look to Australia and pick up Mollydooker, either the Boxer or the Blue Eyed Boy. Those are a fraction of the price of any of the above and should do the job. Big, ripe, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Full bodied


  • Anna de Codorniu Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine Cava NV

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    Savory cranberry and strawberry aromas. A touch of sweet spice and fruit greets the palate in front of strawberry and cherry notes, earthy vanilla with a hint of tannin, full acidity and a bouncy minerally mouthfeel with a finish of soft cocoa and mixed berry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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

    Comment by 481176MANEA 481176 MANEA


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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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