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Spanish Wines. Amador Toril/©ICEX

Spanish Wines. Amador Toril/©ICEX

Spanish Wine

Spanish Wine



Thanks to an established winemaking history and rich natural resources, Spain is the country with the largest area of vineyards, more than one million hectares, and the first largest wine producer in the world (data 2013). The first vineyards were cultivated on the southwest coast of Andalusia by the Phoenicians, which may also have been the entry point for the first vines that reached the peninsula 3,000 years ago.


Given its geographical features, climatic variations and the myriad of soil types, Spain is ideally situated for the production of very different grape varieties. We are privileged to have a broad range of high quality native grape varieties, such as Tempranillo, Bobal, Monastrell, Garnacha, Mencía, Albariño, Verdejo...


In addition to a diverse range of still wines, Spain is also fortunate to produce traditional yet delicious products such as Sherry (our world-beating fortified wine, made with Palomino Fino, Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez varieties) and Cava (our sparkling wine made in the “traditional method” with Xarel.lo, Parellada and Macabeo local varieties and some foreign grapes).


Spain has a vast number of different quality winemaking regions, from Denominations of Origin  to Single Estate Wines. While some (such as Rioja, Rías Baixas, Sherry, and Ribera del Duero) are well known, there are many others producing a vast range of wines that are yet to be discovered by many outside Spain.


A quick tour will reveal fresh, fruity whites in the northwest; full bodied reds in the southeast; and an interior with great blends, as well as the best wines in the world produced from the Tempranillo grape. The south produces our magical Sherry wines, with exciting sweet wines and elegant Cava being produced in a various areas across Spain (mostly in Catalonia, but also in Valencia, Extremadura and La Rioja).


In recent years, the world has witnessed the rise of a new generation of Spanish master winemakers, who have learnt to blend tradition and quality with innovation, giving rise to unique wines of exceptional quality that enjoy unprecedented success worldwide. There is a Spanish wine for every moment, a different wine for every food.

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- Altiplano Sierra Nevada, VdT
- Bailén, VdT
- Cádiz, VdT
- Condado de Huelva
- Córdoba, VdT
- Cumbres de Guadalfeo, VdT
- Desierto de Almería, VdT
- Granada, VC
- Jerez-Xérès-Sherry y Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barram
- Laderas del Genil, VdT
- Laujar-Alpujarra, VdT
- Lebrija, VC
- Los Palacios, VdT
- Málaga - Sierras de Málaga
- Montilla-Moriles
- Norte de Almería, VdT
- Ribera del Andarax, VdT
- Sierra de las Estancias y los Filabres, VdT
- Sierra Norte de Sevilla, VdT
- Sierra Sur de Jaén, VdT
- Torreperogil, VdT
- Villaviciosa de Córdoba, VdT


- Aylés, VP
- Bajo Aragón, VdT
- Calatayud
- Campo de Borja
- Cariñena
- Ribera del Gállego-CincoVillas, VdT
- Ribera del Jiloca, VdT
- Somontano
- Valdejalón, VdT
- Valle del Cinca, VdT


- Cangas, VC

Balearic Islands

- Binissalem Mallorca
- Eivissa, VdT
- Formentera, VdT
- Illes Balears, VdT
- Isla de Menorca, VdT
- Mallorca, VdT
- Pla i Llevant
- Sierra de Tramuntana-Costa Nord, VdT

Basque Country

- Chacolí de Álava-Arabako Txakolina-Txakoli de Álav
- Chacolí de Bizcaia
- Chacolí de Guetaria-Getariako Txakolina-Txakoli de
- Rioja

Canary Islands

- Abona
- El Hierro
- Gran Canaria
- Islas Canarias
- La Gomera
- La Palma
- Lanzarote
- Tacoronte-Acentejo
- Valle de Güímar
- Valle de la Orotava
- Ycoden-Daute-Isora


- Costa de Cantabria, VdT
- Liébana, VdT

Castile-La Mancha

- Almansa
- Campo de la Guardia, VP
- Casa del Blanco, VP
- Castilla, VdT
- Dehesa del Carrizal, VP
- Dominio de Valdepusa, VP
- Finca Élez, VP
- Florentino, VP
- Guijoso, VP
- Jumilla
- La Mancha
- Manchuela
- Méntrida
- Mondéjar
- Pago Calzadilla, VP
- Ribera del Júcar
- Uclés
- Valdepeñas


- Arlanza
- Arribes
- Bierzo
- Castilla y León, VdT
- Cigales
- Ribera del Duero
- Rueda
- Sierra de Salamanca, VC
- Tierra de León
- Tierra del Vino de Zamora
- Toro
- Valles de Benavente, VC
- Valtiendas, VC


- Alella
- Catalunya
- Cava
- Conca de Barberá
- Costers del Segre
- Empordà
- Montsant
- Penedés
- Plà de Bagés
- Priorat
- Tarragona
- Terra Alta



- Extremadura, VdT
- Ribera del Guadiana


- Barbanza e Iria, VdT
- Betanzos, VdT
- Monterrei
- Rías Baixas
- Ribeira Sacra
- Ribeiro
- Valdeorras
- Valle del Miño-Ourense, VdT

La Rioja

- Rioja
- Valles de Sadacia, VdT


- Vinos de Madrid



- Bullas
- Campo de Cartagena, VdT
- Jumilla
- Murcia, VdT
- Yecla


- Arínzano, VP
- Navarra
- Otazu, VP
- Prado de Irache, VP
- Ribera del Queiles, VdT
- Rioja
- 3 Riberas, VdT

Valencian Community

- Alicante
- Castelló, VdT
- El Terrerazo, VP
- Los Balagueses, VP
- Utiel-Requena
- Valencia
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