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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Castillo Labastida

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

    Juan Gil winery is located in the heart of the vineyard, in the north hillside De Cerezo which be...

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

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

  • Herederos Del Marques de Riscal

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

  • Bodegas Muriel

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

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Spain on Snooth

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  • Campo Viejo Reserva 2001

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    This was a 17 year old wine when I drank it. A bit off balance, but still rather good. Headaches in morning. Not sure if it was the age or the quality. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Terras Gauda Albariño 2016

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    Rich minerality, sea foam and tart lemon aromas open for this on the nose with a lightly floral white blossom note and a hint of peach. This is zesty and bold on the palate particularly on entry with bright pink grapefruit and lemonade notes, a full acidity and touches of melon with a creamy texture towards the finish that holds on for quite a w... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Paco & Lola Albarino 2016

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    Crisp pear and clover honey on the note. This is fresh, bright and clean. Fresh squeezed pink grapefruit on the palate with a tropical undertones. More fresh squeezed citrus and a dollop of cream on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Pazo Senorans Val Do Salnes Albariño Rias Baixas 2015

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    Fresh lemon balm aromas are lightly floral and have some creamy almond and beeswax aromas, a hint of salinity and peach. On the palate this is warm and creamy on entry, turning tart and zesty on the mid-palate showing good citrus fruit notes of lemon and grapefruit zest, bright acidity and a stony finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Altos de Torona Albariño Rias Baixas 2017

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    Soft stone fruit and floral aromas with sweet fruit notes of peach and green apple are delicate and inviting. Nice fruit on the palate, slightly herbal notes of fresh peach and light melon, tart grapefruit and lime showing the varietal character with a zesty acidity and sea breeze towards the finish that cuts cleanly through the more fleshy frui... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Nai E Senora Albariño Val Do Salnes Rias Baixas 2017

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    Tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and mango with floral notes and a hint of passion fruit. Easy and approachable palate of warm apple, peach and pineapple fruit, medium plus acidity and pleasant minerality on the mid palate. This has a creamy texture coming through from the acidity and the fruit flavors, finishing with a waxy, herbal note that ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Señorío de Rubiós Robaliño Albariño 2016

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    Highly floral aromas of blossom and honeysuckle with some sweet fruit notes of peach, pineapple, melon and papaya. A bit of effervescence on the palate with tart citrus and bright acidity, this has a lot of floral flavors coming through on the palate as well, with lime zest, tangerine and grapefruit notes and a finish of stone and earthy riverbed. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Fillaboa Rias Baixas Albarino 2015

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    Floral honeysuckle and hazelnut notes on the palate with some melon notes and hints of toasted rye bread. A smooth and rich palate on entry develops into a blend of zesty, refreshingly tart citrus and green apple notes alongside tangerine and crisp pineapple. Finishes with an herbal slate note and a grassy wet slate salinity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas 2017

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    Clean and inviting aromas of fresh peach, lemon and grapefruit with wet slate and salty sea air. The very refreshing palate is awash with fresh acidity on entry and shows good complexity, spice, tingling citrus and crushed perfumed flower petals, lemon, mineral apple and pear, and a tart and restrained finish with a stony, herbal note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • D. Pedro D Soutomaior Albariño Rias Baixas 2016

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    Nicely floral aromas are a bit vanishing with some woody, mineral lemon notes and faint peach notes. Soft and plush palate of zesty lemon, fresh ocean air but with a buttery texture on the palate that cuts through to the finish where lime and apricot notes play against more salinity and a crisp finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I am trying to track down where I can buy Vina Corosa Vino Tinto wine. Probably one of the best wines I have tasted while in Mexico. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Comment by 1053403Pig Dog 1053403 Pig Dog


  • I discovered the Bodegas Lozano wines during a wine tasting in Belgium and love the Gran Oristan Reserva. I am an American living in Seville area for the next two years and look forward to discovering even more great Spanish wines.

    Comment by 1375950KFJames71 1375950 KFJames71


  • Visited Briones last year.in La Rioja. Superb local wineries Betolaza and Zurbal. Lovely young wines and Crianza. Bought a nice Rioja in Tesco recently for €7.00(Normaly €13) Antaño .Problem is everyone else likes it too. When I go back for more, it is all gone Anyone tried it?

    Comment by 1030060Di Marcos 1030060 Di Marcos


  • Catalunya , , terra alta, priorat, montsant, bla bla

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  • Portugal is not Spain!!! Portugal is a country since 1143! The first branded site vineyard in the entire world was Douro region, in Portugal. Update your site, please! Your data are wrong!

    Comment by 667678ClaraM 667678 ClaraM


  • Woops, I incorrectly stated below that the region was Lleida. Lleida is simply one of the larger towns close to Tomas Cusine winery. The wine region is actually Costers del Segre. Either way it's a very nice spot and I would recommend it to anyone!

    Comment by 105252Bartond 105252 Bartond


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