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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Raimat

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

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

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

  • Numanthia

    The Numanthia estate is situated at Valdefinjas, a small village in the Zamora province. Numanthi...

  • 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...

  • Marqués de Griñon

    The Marqués de Griñon estate, in the family since 1292, was the first in Spain to be granted its ...

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  • Moraima Albariño 2012

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    Wine review by adegamoraima


  • Gran Castillo Cabernet Sauvignon Medium Sweet Estate Botled Valencia 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • D - I think you're right about labor. In fact, one reason that so much wine ... cheap wine from France and Spain. Kind of funny actually.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • Tres Picos /11 Garnacha 2010

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    For me this was a very drinkable wine. Rich red color and light on tannins. Had some blackberry and raspberry notes. I didn't pick up the ashy notes others mentioned, but that could be because I was smoking a cigar with the wine. All in all I would drink this wine again. Read More

    Wine review by zmapman


  • Labor is not cheaper in France. You don't even want to ask about ... and ... and the like serve well. In Spain in touristy places like Ibiza then yes supermarkets, but the wine prices (and selection) are still better. Italy back to almost no need for supermarkets, though it depends on location.It's supply and demand, of course, and marketers i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • So you're not a pink sludge fan?  ;-(I'm curious that nobody's ... impacted by external forces. Spain and Italy are even cheaper than France, without going even further afield to Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece and Hungary. Their infrastructural costs (esp. France's) are generally no less than California's, so why are CA wines so pricey, eve... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • Senorio Sotillo Roble 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Bodegas Muriel Rioja Gran Reserva 2004

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • "It seems you People only drink California wines. Is it a patriotic stand ... Turks in France or Italy or Spain or elsewhere in the old and new worlds (including Oregon and Washington, but no, not Virginia), but a critical mass has been achieved in California that is probably unique. Unfortunately the wines don't travel overseas well, because ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?



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