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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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"...

  • Albariño

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

  • 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

  • Marqués de Griñon

    The Marqués de Griñon estate, in the family since 1292, was the first in Spain to be granted its ...

  • Castillo Labastida

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

  • Torre Oria

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

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

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

  • Bodegas El Nido

    Bodegas El Nido is a collaborative wine brand created by Australian enologist Chris Ringland, S...

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

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

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  • Rioja Olivier Riviere Rayos Uva Red Vintage Rioja Spain 2007


    Very good willow Read More

    Wine review by carden911

  • Radio Boca Tempranillo Valencia


    Beautiful ruby red colour, floral scent like fresh carnations. Semi-sweet, tart, a bit dry, slight oak flavour, and no aftertaste. Nice kick, makes clear that you're drinking wine. Probably a good dinner accompaniment. This isn't really my thing and don't taste all the wonderful adjectives on the label. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis

  • Ramon Bilbao Albarino Rias Baixas 2017


    Binny's 12/2018. A pleasant surprise. I like Albarino, but this bottle went above the norm. Once again it appears to me to be the occasion that makes a wine go beyond the expected. Dinner with 40 year friends was such an occasion. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • So much good wine... so little time.  Our Spanish tasting elsewhere (away ... ... of friends of mine from Spain (we were students in England) would, from time to time, bring a nice wine (this was about 1985 - when I went back to school for a spell).  I recall one of my French buddies not liking the wine at all... he shared a taste bud or two ... Read More

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

  • Having this tonight in a virtual wine tasting of Spain - The 2015 Cellar Cal Pla "Black Slate Porrera", I purchased 2 bottles based on Randy's recommendation. 50% Garnacha, 40% Carinena and Cabernet Sauvignon.1st pour - Bark cherries, some wood,drfinate earthy notes, anise,solid structure with medium framing tannins with matching acidity. The no... Read More

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

  • Last night we had a Spanish wine night (With the exception of a Vinho Verde ... best wine I'd had from Spain until we opened this....The 2011 Numanthia Toro - Phenomenal, total integration of fruit, tannins and acid - yet remaining nuanced and structured. Layers of flavors could be defined and enjoyed until the next sip when you'd find somethi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...

  • Nice wrap-up of some tastings with a bit of experience added in.  I have ... ... similar flavours from Spain - the home, as you rightly point out, of Grenache (Garnacha) and Carignan (Cariñena) and Mourvedre (Monastrell, I think).  I have never had the opportunity to try Janesse (my misfortune, given the brand's reputation), but will try to s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...

  • It is a good go-to. The CdR is unique though, and while there are copies all ... makes those wines so nice.Spain has a lot of these kinds of wines, which makes sense as that's where Grenache and Carignan and Mourvedre come from in the first place. Widely available and pretty good for the price is Tres Picos and the winemaker, or former winemak... Read More

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  • El Persa 'Vino de la Tierra de Castilla' Spain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


    it being young and vatted in steel causing the true flavors of the wine to stand out still makes one wonder what spending time in the oak would do! that being said: this was a very pleasant and drinkable Cab-Saub Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • A knowledgeable wine merchant told me: "if you want to know Garancha, this is it". I found it in Bielsa Campo de Borja Garancha, 2008. Great extract, aromas and mouth feel with pepper always following, this young wine was ripe fruit with balance. A great value out of the Zaragoza province near Aragon.

    Comment by 220106InWineTruth 220106 InWineTruth

  • the best

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  • Have you ever heard of HABLA wines? Well... get ready. You will! Sergio Correa, Barcelona.

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  • check out 2005 corte real Cab y Tempranillo at inexpensive, opens quickly, better than fair value for the price

    Comment by 274265Aprokops 274265 Aprokops

  • My husband and I recently returned from Spain. We especially loved the table wines, but learned when inquiring about shipping a case home that the shipping costs would be prohibitive. Are any of these young, inexpensive wines available in the US?

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