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

  • 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"...

  • 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

  • Raimat

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

    The Eguren family, generation after generation since 1870, have been dedicated to grape growing a...

  • 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...

  • Herederos Del Marques de Riscal

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

  • Numanthia

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

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Spain on Snooth

  • Pradorey 2006


    Decent color. Fairly tight nose but hints of tobacco, cherry, smoke. Full bodied with good mouthfeel. Falls a bit short on the midpalate. Smooth tannins, nice fruit. Falls between a new world fruit bomb and old work red. Might go better with food. Read More

    Wine review by jdepetrillo

  • Prado Rey 2006


    This is a good wine for the money. Decent color. Nose significant for tobacco, smoke, cherry. Very full bodied, slightly inky, tea, but falls short on midpalate. Somewhere between fruit bomb and old word red wine but has its flaws. However for $17 not a bad find. Read More

    Wine review by jdepetrillo

  • Numanthia Termanthia 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by Ilya

  • Coto de Gomariz Colleita Seccionada 2006


    Incredible nose on this wine, fresh, floral with a austere citrus middle. Light touches of wood, that holds the wine together. In the mouth the acidity is amazing, bright fresh, alive, with a sharp lingering finish. Wow! Lime zest, mixes with minerals, and round fruit flavors. Very "grown up" and not obvious. Seek this out. Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz

  • Numanthia Termanthia 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by Aldo

  • Vina Alarba Old Vines Garnacha 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by cbailey

  • Gomariz Viño de Encostas de Xistos 2007


    Wine rated with 5 (in 5) Your note: In the beginning, I have to admit that I couldn't smell anything. The wine was so reserved that I was searching to pick out a single note, but as the temperature rose, subtle peach, honey, white floral and cream notes surfaced. In the mouth, the wine shows a creamy texture along the entire palate, but comes al... Read More

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz

  • Coto de Gomariz Colleita 2007


    First words that come to mind with this wine: crisp, fresh, alive, zesty and fun. Simple citrus, mineral and raw almond notes on the nose with a touch of fresh herbs hovering over the glass. In the mouth, the wine is ....oh yes...Zesty! Fabulous mineral flavors highlighted by this racy acidity and a light body that ends in tingly long citrus fin... Read More

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz

  • Coto de Gomariz Colleita Seccionada 2006


    This wine shows a great funky nose, filled with earthy notes of fresh mushrooms and banana layered with a light floral scent. In the mouth, the wine shows soft, delicate acidity that only peaks right near the end of the sip right near the back corners of my palate. If you have a lemon drop candy, that exact same sour indicator in the mouth is wh... Read More

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz

  • Coto de Gomariz Colleita Seccionada 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz

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