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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

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...

  • 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...

  • Raimat

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

  • Numanthia

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

  • Torre Oria

    The ORIA de Rueda family founded TORRE ORIA in 1897. The family were from the North of Spain. ...

  • Castillo Labastida

    Labastida Wineries and Vineyards combines the traditional wine-making ethos with the latest techn...

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Spain on Snooth

  • Rot Dehesa Gago Tinta de Toro Telmo Rodriguez 2007

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    This was really an exceptionally unique and standout wine. It has it's own character - very similar to the Yalumba Barossa I often drink. Read More

    Wine review by LCLindley


  • Don Sebastian Blanco Rioja Doca 2008

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    Wow, what a surprise! Very vibrant and fruity, yet not sweet. I would love to know what the residual sugar content is on this one! Great bouquet. Lots of strong fruit characteristics coming through. A great summer wine that can stand alone or be served with appetizers, a meal or a cheese course. And don't limit this one to summer only. Thi... Read More

    Wine review by pavino


  • Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja 2006

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    Best tempranillo I've had for $7.Nose is simple but pleasant with berry, vanilla and mineral. Full and round in the mouth, well structured, moderate acid and decent finish. Really simple, successful "International style" red wine with a tempranillo twist. Absolutely not interesting, elegant or sophisticated - but one of my first picks under $10. Read More

    Wine review by cazzzidy


  • Campo Viejo Tempranillo Blend Rioja Crianza 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by islwinegirl


  • Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos 2012

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    A great sweet wine! Read More

    Wine review by heathe9677


  • Paso a Paso Tempranillo la Mancha 2007

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    Dark, dark fruit, maybe a bit of molasses, on the nose, smoky right up front on the tongue with a lingering oaky finish. I really liked this one, one of the best Tempranillo's that I've enjoyed! Read More

    Wine review by dkmrd5


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Violetstardom


  • Viña Valoria Rioja 1968

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    The 1968 is my favorite red wine; we just had a bottle for my birthday and my guests enjoyed it as well. I'm very happy to find again (after 30 years)!Cheers. Read More

    Wine review by Alta


  • Casa de la Ermita Red Blend Jumilla 2001

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    First off, this review is being well after I quaffed this wine (i'm trying to get my 5 reviews in) ... I only remember it because we served this wine at our wedding a few years back and I remember loving it ... I checked out a bunch of wines over a couple of months and settled on this one (2001) and I kept buying more of it when I found it ... a... Read More

    Wine review by tmadison


  • Bodegas Ochoa White Blend Navarra Viura Chardonnay 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ghuron


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