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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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