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

  • Albariño

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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 Juan Gil

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

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

  • 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...

  • Bodegas Muriel

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

  • Bodegas Marques de Caceres

    The name of this wine. Marques de Caceres was lent by D. Vicente Noguera y Espinosa de los Monter...

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  • Zuf - Pax was making that wine but he's concentrating on his name brand ... drinking a 2014 Mencia from Spain. Still a bit tannic, has a charcoal quality to it, not a fruit bomb at all, a nice drinking wine and we've gone through a few cases over the past yea Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • DV - you're on! Next time I see you, we're having some with and some ... ... and to various wines in Spain. It was always explained by the stabilization of the color, but who really knows why they did it in the first place. In the old days, they didn't need to add acidity because they picked pretty early. It wouldn't be for aromatics, because... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti and Super Tuscans


  • Senorio de Barahonda Campo Arriba Yecla 2014

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    I picked up this wine when my wife pointed it out to me (on sale, of course). From Bodegas Barahonda in Yecla, this blend of Monastrell, Syrah, and Garnacha Tintorera is dark cherry in colour with a nose of cedar bark, cola, mocha and black cherry. Entry is medium bodied, with relatively smooth black fruit flavours, light oak and a sweet cherry... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Bodegas Pinord Dibon Cava Brut Reserve NV

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant 2016

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    14.5% ABV 40%Carignan 40%Syrah 20%Grenache Magenta in color. Nose of Syrah. Elegant upon entry with dark cherry and plum notes. Earthy mid palate that sticks through the mildly drying finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Brut Valdelavia Cava Spain

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    usually not a fan of sparkling wine, but this one proved to be spirited, mildly dry, not too tart and pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Hacienda de Arinzano Chardonnay Vinos de Pago de Arinzano 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Pares Balta Brut Nature

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    Decent, organically sourced Cava; nice effervescent which keeps on bubbling - better than some Champagne in this regard. Tends to citric notes (lemon peel, with some root-like bitterness). Less balanced than past incarnations, but decent value. Clean. 86. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Dehesa la Granja Alejandro Fernandez 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Just visited the Lleida region while driving from Madrid to Barcelona with my girlfriend, and we visited the Tomas Cusine winery in Vilosell, Spain. Tomas, the owner, is a super-nice guy and he is doing some really, really nice wines. Two red blends, the Vilosell and the Geol, were both poured for us and they were great! The Geol especially is a...

    Comment by 105252Bartond 105252 Bartond


  • Galicia - Northwest Spain is the net for the famous Albariño is one of the oldest wines in the world in it configuration. Alba (Latin) means "white" and riño the river "Rhine". Correct written is Alba- not "Alva-". The Roman Empire brought this wine to Galicia, as the Spanish Peninsula was part of the Roman Empire till 500 a.c.. That means arou...

    Comment by 455289gerardo009 455289 gerardo009


  • Dont forget the wineries in Majorca.We have found a small producer Miguel Oliver with a very nice red wine:Mont Ferrutx.

    Comment by 539165Klockgarden 539165 Klockgarden


  • I want to visit spain.

    Comment by 487915NikkiGert 487915 NikkiGert


  • A suggestion: wineclan.com, a wine social network in spanish!

    Comment by 517983marsob 517983 marsob


  • I am pulling for Spain in the World Cup and have vowed to only drink Spanish wines until they win it all. It's a tough job but sacrifices must be made for the sake of sport!

    Comment by 526921melspop 526921 melspop


  • CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1983

    Comment by 481176MANEA 481176 MANEA


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  • Portugal is not Spain!!! Portugal is a country with 867 years old. The first branded site vineyard was Douro region, in Portugal. We have other vineyard sites, with excellent wines

    Comment by 395678Madaosa 395678 Madaosa


  • Yes I Want To Know What the of Meaning of Crianza?

    Comment by 374865Naresh Seeruttun 374865 Naresh Seeruttun


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