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...

  • Verdejo

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

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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

  • 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 Olarra, S.A,

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

  • Herederos Del Marques de Riscal

    Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in t...

  • 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 Muriel

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

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Spain on Snooth

  • Campo Alegre Verdejo Rueda 2015

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    Floral minerality and chunky tropical fruit aromas on the nose with notes of papaya and white blossom playing off of tart lemon. This is quite smooth in the mouth, demonstrating a refreshing lift of citrus zest and tart salinity through the mid palate that leads into a peach, pear and grapefruit fruit medley with a creamy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Egeo Verdejo Rueda 2014

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    Gorgeous peach and ripe green apple fruit aromas with hints of orange blossom and focused citrus on the nose. This opens fresh and green in the mouth, showing tart citrus flavors of grapefruit and lemon with pleasant creamy wooded notes of toast and a zesty finish that's quite herbal and delivers more lime zest through its full length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • "Maybe grenache just doesn't make a good varietal wine."I would ... are plenty of examples from Spain, France, and Australia.It was once planted widely in CA because it produces well, but serious Grenache is a fairly "new" development.As far as WTSO - we used to sell them a lot of wine that was from old vintages or producers who were dropped. ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Lar de Paula Tempranillo Rioja 2009

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    Very nice classic Rioja Crianza Read More

    Wine review by gerfern


  • Luzon Roble 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Morlanda Crianca 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Spanish White Guerrilla Viognier Barrica 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Dominio del Aguila Picaro Clarete 2013

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    It looks like a rose but drinks more like a light red wine. Vibrant acidity, bright red cherry, peach jolly rancher, a bit of rhubarb and a fairly long finish. This is a Spanish blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Bobal and Albillo. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Burgans Rias Baixas Albarino 2014

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    She said it was just fine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • It was never my favorite style of wine but I do appreciate it from time to ... ... over the French versions.And Spain is even more interesting - Cava has the same reqs that still wines do - reserva, gran reserva, etc. The market for cava is so dominated by two firms that people think it's all $5 wine, but that's not true at all. Recently they ... Read More

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