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...

  • 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"...

  • Verdejo

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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

  • Bodegas Muriel

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

  • Bodegas Marques de Caceres

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

  • Bodegas Olarra, S.A,

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Torre Oria

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

  • 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...

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  • Senorio de Ondarre Tempranillo Blanco Rioja 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Thanks PaulIts a very good summary and exactly in line from what I here in ... ... ... that the Big 3 - France,Spain and Italy are still over 50% of global wine productionAustralia sits around the 4-5% mark and I think the US is in the 6-7%Not that long ago Gallo produced more wine than Oz in total&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australian Wine Exports


  • Riesling, sherry, and claret, most likely. Those are what Queen Victoria ... ... ... wine from Portugal and Spain fell during the late 1800s, replaced by lower-alcohol still wine. Partly that's a result of the enmity with France falling away - Portugal and Spain, after the Armada anyway, were more reliable allies than France, what with Napole... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Historical Wine Question


  • Cune Reserva 2012

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    Decidedly modern when first opened with dark fruits, moderate acidity and very light tannins. On the second day the fruit had tamed a little and more acid showed but still no tannin. Very good but not your fathers Rioja. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Majuelos de Callejo Ribera del Duero 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... Font-Rubi, Penedès (Spain's Cava country). The heart of this wine is the rare and beautiful Sumoll grape, which Gloria hunts determinedly, sometimes claiming just a handful of rows in vineyards normally relegated to local co-op production. Jelipins is brilliant u... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Just a wonderful morsel of wine from Spain:This was damn good - damn good.  Heady aromas of dark berry fruits, dust, spice with still large tannins ( I probably should have let this alone for 2 more years - but I'm weak.) and popping acidity that drives a long satisfying aftertaste.  Well done. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • El Terrano 2015

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    Nice peppery flavor. Held true for a few days in the fridge. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Granacha de Fuego Old Vines 2014

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    Amazing first day. Jammy. Robust. Fruit forward. Second day was disjointed. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Vega Sauco 'To' Toro D.O 2008

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    My favorite among Toro, Spanish wines Read More

    Wine review by Micheluz


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