Vineyards in Castile-León. Pablo Neustadt/©ICEX.
The region of Castile-León encompasses a large part of the northern half of the Iberian Peninsula. The region is located in the interior of Spain and includes the following provinces: Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid and Zamora. The capital city is Valladolid.
The wines from the DO Ribera del Duero have achieved international prestige. Other interesting wine Designations of Origin of Castile-León are DO Toro, DO Bierzo, DO Rueda, DO Arlanza, DO Cigales, DO Tierra de León, DO Arribes y DO Tierra del Vino de Zamora.
Tinta del País (Tempranillo), Mencía, Juan García, Prieto Picudo and Tinta de Toro are some indigenous grape varieties grown in Castile-León. Verdejo and Godello are two of the indigenous white grapes more commonly used for making white wines in Castile-León.