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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Marqués de Griñon

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • 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...

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  • Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2010

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    Needed time for the alc to blow off (About 45 mins.) and then it really shined. Typical tempranillo red and dark berry fruits, dry and linear, with dusty tannins and a juicy aftertaste. This has faded over the last year and should be drank now. 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill 2012

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    Stunning effort for the price popint and definately has benefited from laying down for a few years.Lush rich blackberry fruit, violets, blueberry, rich damp earth, mocha, pepper follow to rounded sweet dark cherry tannins and balanced acidity. The finale is almost port like with it's butterscotch rim and thickness. 92 points - still 24 months o... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill 2012

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    Wine review by bobvree


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  • Bodegas Castaño Solanera Yecla Viñas Viejas 2012

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    This was really very good and needed about 45-60 mins of decanting time open...but when it did, damn! Juicy black berry fruits, spice dusty earth, pepper are finished off with drying tannins, framing acidity and medium length finish. Drink Noe - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Bodegas Castaño Solanera Yecla Viñas Viejas 2012

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    Wine review by bobvree


  • Bodegas del Saz Origin Terminus del Saz Merlot Vino Dela Tierra de Castilla 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Casillero del Diablo Shiraz Reserva Chile 2015

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    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and do not know where my benefactor got it from or any monies paid Casillero del Diablo is a brand name used by the Vina Concha y Toro company in Chile for some of their single varietal wines.The Reserva versions have been aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my super of roast pork... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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