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...

  • Grenache

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Bodegas Muriel

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

  • Numanthia

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

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

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Spain on Snooth

  • Onix Priorat 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Moglandor


  • I may be traveling to Spain for (only) a week this fall, and I was hoping to get some info/recommendations of some wines I could be familiarizing myself with before I go. I would also like to try some Sherry as I've never had any! We will most likely be staying in Madrid and visiting the Andalucia region.any recommendations of not-too-expensive ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Spanish Wine and Sherry


  • Almirez Espana Castilla Y Leon Bodega Teso la Monja Tinto 2007

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    Super wine!Available at www.spanjewijn.nl and www.spanienweinonline.de Read More

    Wine review by Silla


  • Albali Arium 2001

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    Very nice Spanish wine with lots of flavor and body. At this price it is one of the best in its class. This is a dry wine with a nice balance of fruitiness and vanilla character. Well done, Vina Albali. Read More

    Wine review by tulaw


  • Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Calatayud las Rocas 2006

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    Strong fruit and pepper, great price Read More

    Wine review by jternes


  • Can Blau 2007

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    Inky extracted color in the glass going to lighter purple on the rim. Notes of woody spice, dark plum, blueberry, and hints of strawberry on the nose. Concentrated ripe cherry and jammy dark fruit hit the palate with silky tannins; medium acid. A complex, but smooth finish. Well done.I really liked this wine. Easy drinking and quite a barga... Read More

    Wine review by Toddler


  • Concha Y Toro Merlot Marques de Casa Concha Puemo Cachapoal Valley Merlot Chile 2006

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    A surprising little gem with the essence of Chile, very ripe blueberries, and deep fruit at the front that finishes with a deep leather flavor. Read More

    Wine review by HMMeyer


  • Mano a Mano la Mancha 2006

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    Has a herb/grass scent with a bit of licorice. Tangy yet smooth, dark cherries with a dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Ad Fines Pinot Noir 2001

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    i got this on clearance in 2009, so it may have been a little past its prime. that said, it was still a great wine. Read More

    Wine review by nemissk8


  • Numanthia Termes 2006

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    Awesome, smooth and smokey. Went perfectly with our steaks at dinner. YUM Read More

    Wine review by megdeweese


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