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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

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 Muriel

    Bodegas Muriel markets the brands Muriel, Vina Muriel, Baron de Barbon, Solariego, El Somo and Mo...

  • Raimat

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

  • Castillo Labastida

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

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

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

  • Bodegas Marques de Caceres

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

  • Paco & Lola

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

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  • Of course the Publicans, amongst others, had to answer back:"Reacting to ... France 26, Italy 31.5 and Spain 35 units a week.“In other countries, most guidelines recognise the difference in terms of physiology and metabolism between men and women”, she added.Looks like the Chief Medical Officer's PR machine is in well-oiled motion. Lots of sna... Read More

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  • I was a wine drinker, then a beer drinker in college when I was in a bit of a ... have boots on the ground in Spai Read More

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  • Have a great time, I like the idea of you getting to sample both Utiel-Requena ... made a good call in going to Spain based on your palate and interest Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Packaging Engineer from Spain.Oddly enough I've been a malt maniac before a wine enthusiast. I enjoyed wines with a robust body and somewhat sweetish. My favorite grapes are tempranillo, syrah, merlot and cabernet, but I still have not tried the heavily recommended pinot noir.I'm spoiled from the great cheap wines available in Spain, but... Read More

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  • So some of those places are near Madrid but it's pretty exhausting getting ... a train. I've been to Spain a lot and usually don't spend the first day tasting. Also, Utiel Requena is really off the beaten track as it were - it's a pretty new region for serious wines and there aren't a lot of great places. Most are pretty bad actually. Priorat ... Read More

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  • I've driven in Italy, Spain can't be any worse right?Outside Rome, I didn't see that much bad driving.  In any case, bon voyage--sounds like a great choice, and good for you for committing.Somehow, even when I go to Europe NOT intending it to be a wine trip, it still turns out that way.Report back, please--someone might want to replicate your ex... Read More

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  • So I got the ball rolling... I just paid $230 for a round trip flight ... ... I've driven in Italy, Spain can't be any worse righ Read More

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  • DMCKER- thanks for the info. You are probably right about Rioja. It looks like ... ... grapes- it does seems Spain is my best bet in that regard. Thanks again everyone for the sage advice- I'll be sure to update the thread with my experience!Er Read More

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  • ESOL,I very much like the Spain, Utiel-Requena idea. Have had some very nice wines from there myself, and while I love the Dijon-Burgundy idea for myself, it does really help to know some people in that area, and the Spain idea figures to be at least 1/3 the price, maybe far less for what's considered to be "good wines" for the region/s.Have fun... Read More

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  • 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.

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  • the best

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

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

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  • 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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