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 Marques de Caceres

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

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

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

  • 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 Olarra, S.A,

    Bodegas Olarra is located on the outskirts of Logroño, right in the heart of the Denominación de ...

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

    The Eguren family, generation after generation since 1870, have been dedicated to grape growing a...

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  • Big Al, if you liked that Veraton, you should try the Alto Moncoyo one time and ... ... plenty of Garnacha in Spain so if you like it, you should look around for more. It's the home of the grape and they still have far more than anyone else in the worl Read More

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  • Asparagus - a green Sauvignon Blanc. Probably the artichoke too, although ... ... ... reds, like Merlots from Spain, which remind me of nothing so much as artichoke.Brussels sprouts - chop them up and saute them over really high heat, blackening a few, or put them in the oven and roast at a high heat with the same result. Then serve with some... Read More

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  • Finca Los Nevados 2004

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    Nice balance, a little tanic but doable. Like the syrah...red fruit Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Sin Palabras Castrovaldes Albarino Rias Baixas Adegas Castro Brey 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Cabre & Sabat Cava NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Val de Uga Garnacha Shiraz Vinas del Vero 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bodegas Olarra Cerro Anon Rioja Reserva Red 2006

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    Oaky and not too fruity, not tart at all, and weighty without too much tannin. Looovely. Read More

    Wine review by andrewlevitt257


  • Can Blau Monsant 2010

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    Had this with dinner during a visit to Dallas. A pleasant little number. This is a review from International Wine Cellar - my sentiments.'...Inky purple. Spice-accented aromas and flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and licorice, with black pepper and mineral nuances. Juicy and precise, finishing with very good energy and lingering spiciness. Th... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Bodegas Benito Urbina Crianza Case of 6 Bottles 2007

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Señorío de Los Baldíos Crianza Ribera del Duero 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dabella


  • A knowledgeable wine merchant told me: "if you want to know Garancha, this is it". I found it in Bielsa Campo de Borja Garancha, 2008. Great extract, aromas and mouth feel with pepper always following, this young wine was ripe fruit with balance. A great value out of the Zaragoza province near Aragon.

    Comment by 220106InWineTruth 220106 InWineTruth


  • the best

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  • Have you ever heard of HABLA wines? Well... get ready. You will! Sergio Correa, Barcelona.

    Comment by 318133Sergio Correa 318133 Sergio Correa


  • FINCA ANTIGUA GRANACHA 2006

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  • check out 2005 corte real Cab y Tempranillo at www.vinexsa.com inexpensive, opens quickly, better than fair value for the price

    Comment by 274265Aprokops 274265 Aprokops


  • My husband and I recently returned from Spain. We especially loved the table wines, but learned when inquiring about shipping a case home that the shipping costs would be prohibitive. Are any of these young, inexpensive wines available in the US?

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