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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • Castillo Labastida

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Vinas del Cenit Villano Tempranillo 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Albero Jumilla Organic Monastrell 2014

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    Well balanced and true to form. A little on the dry side for the grape. Full mouth feel, a little spice on the finish...like black pepper. Dark cherry attack. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Concha Y Toro Sauvignon Blanc Casillero del Diablo 2008

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    Wine review by mark


  • Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2009

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    Another one from a lunch at Marcello's. Big, burly, and just wonderful. Very full, dense, round, and smooth. Great complexity of black fruit, smoke, herb,earth, and soft aged oak.Finish goes on and on. Exceptionally priced for this quality. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Borsao Campo de Borja Rose 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Cano Tempranillo-Garnacha 2011

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    A good wine for the price but far from great but still very drinkable. Definitely improved with decanting. Cherry and rasberry mixed with very light vanilla and caramel. Read More

    Wine review by LiamZurich


  • I was tempted to come down but really couldn't get away--we have way too ... ... Maybe a Piedmont and Spain weekend? I generally have a hard time with the idea of Barbera that costs more than $20-ish, but the G. Conterno and the Cogno pre-phylloxera were the absolute standouts of my trip last year for that grape.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting with GregT: Vega,...


  • It was JD's Vega! But Randy, the owner, has a lot of it. He showed me his ... lot of the bodegas I know in Spain. I think he just wants company! But he's a good guy and his two sons love wine too, so I think they're going to do some major damage to that cella Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting with GregT: Vega,...


  • Well DV, if you like Barbera, the place is an Italian place with a chef from ... ... He particularly likes Spain and when he heard that I had some Spanish wine one night, he came over and we chatted and now we're friends.The egg and mushroom dish was something he sent out because he thought mushrooms and Tempranillo are a good match and he wa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting with GregT: Vega,...


  • Katalonien Spanien Sumarroca Rot Tempranillo 2007

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    Wine review by Tom Hartmann


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