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

  • 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...

  • 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"...

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • 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 Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Bodegas Olarra, S.A,

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

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

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

  • Raimat

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

  • Bodegas Marques de Caceres

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

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

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

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Spain on Snooth

  • Martín Berdugo Crianza 2010

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    Great wine. Read More

    Wine review by GeekonWine


  • Martin Berdugo Crianza Ribera del Duero 2010

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    A great wine. Full bodied, hints of forest fruits. Elegant wine, perfect for any roast dishes. Read More

    Wine review by GeekonWine


  • Telmo Rodriguez Basa Blanco 2013

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    Rueda of this quality and price is a treat - the nose is full of perfume from sweet garden flowers plus a hefty infusion of peach. On the tongue there is spritely brightness - acidity, apple, and more peach; the mouth-feel is excellent with a well balanced, slightly dry entry. Finish is rich and of medium length. Excellent bargain. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Rio Madre Rioja Graciano 2011

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    From what I read, most rioja's use tempranillo grapes more than graciano, whereas this wine is 100% graciano. I absolutely loved this rioja and it's one of my favorites. Very intense wine, complex, heavy tannins. Would definitely buy again. Read More

    Wine review by alex7ktrc


  • V V - Sorry to hear about that 2012 Liquid Farm Golden ... Advocate's current Spain/South America critic Luis Gutierrez's tasting of Bonvin's wines in early 2014. The Argentine Peso had dropped about 30% vs. the dollar, making the new targeted price for the 2011 edition of the MV Gran Reserva $60 in the USA. So, why can you buy it today for up ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Escudo de Plata Gran Reserva Bodegas Fernandez Jumilla 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • GregT's list is great.  I love things like that.Since he doesn't ... ... is no longer a part of Spain.  He brough a Trader Joe's (yes, a Trader Joe's branded) California Albarino from, as I recall, Paso Robles.Also, v v, Bedrock puts out an Albarino bottling under the Abrente label.  I liked it sufficiently last year that I ordered some more ... Read More

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  • For us, one of the best choices is one Spanish wine called Parotet, from a wine area in Eastern Spain. Jancis Robinson wrote this review about it two months ago. http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/celler-del-roure-parotet-2012-valencia  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • That Parotet sounds very interesting.  While we were in Chile last spring, ... subterranean clay tinajas - Spain's take on amphorae Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Bodegas la Cana Albarino 2013

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    Excellent albarino from Rias Baixas Spain. The nose is not overly aromatic but fairly citrusy. The palate is crisp, nicely acidic, with hints of lemon cream, orange peel, a touch of baking spice, and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • 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

    Comment by 339051raffy veras 339051 raffy veras


  • 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?

    Comment by 244271atally 244271 atally


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