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Valencia is part of the Comunidad Valenciana region, with a history of wine-making that dates back thousands of years. For a long stretch it had been synonymous with bulk wine, but more recently producers are using more stylized techniques for quality bottling. 
 
It is divided in to four subzones: 
 
*Alto Turia in the northeast. This is a mountainous area with vines planted at very high altitudes. This primarily white wine-making subzone grows Merseguera and Macabeo grapes. 
*Valentino in the northwest. Gentle slopes and a Mediterranean climate are suitable for the growth of Semillon, Chardonnay and Tempranillo.
*Moscatel in the center, near the city of Valencia. This low-altitude, hot climate is best suited for growing the grapes for which the area is named. And for producing the luscious sweet wine that eventually made the region famous.
*Clariano in the south is suited for growing a number of different grapes. Many white grapes are cultivated, including Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

  • Tempranillo

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

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