Jumilla (Murcia)

Jumilla (Murcia)

Max. Summer temp. : 40-42 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -5 ºC
Average rainfall: 250-300 mm annually
Average sunshine: 3,000 hours annually

Jumilla DO

Jumilla DO was created in 1996. Its current regulations were approved in November 1995, replacing those of May 1975. Last amendment is from April 2012.

It is one of the oldest DO in Spain. Jumilla's wines have been revealing new potential since the early 1990s. Careful harvesting and investment in new equipment has improved the wines' quality. The result is a new generation of elegant wines, some organic, and the majority young, in which the Monastrell grape is showing remarkable results in the hands of skilled winemakers. Jumilla wines have, therefore, begun to make an impact abroad.

Associated to this DO a wine route has been created, Ruta del Vino de Jumilla, to develop tourism around wine. Among its attractions it offer a wine museum, and archeological museum and an etnographic museum. In mid-August a week-long festival celebrates the arrival of the grape harvest.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Jumilla
San Roque, 15
30520 Jumilla
Tel.: +34 968 781 761

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Jumilla PDO

Area under vine
21,620 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
400-900 m.
Soil types
Brown, brown-lime and lime.
Principal grapes (w)
Airén, Macabeo, Pedro Ximénez, Malvasía, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscatel de Grano Menudo and Verdejo.
Principal grapes (r)
Monastrell, Cencibel (or Tempranillo), Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot.
Maximum crop
Extensive cultivation: 4,500 kg for white and 4,000 kg for red. Intensive cultivation: 7,000 kg.
70 %
Production 2013
105,000,000 kg
Production 2014
78,217,000 kg
Production 2015
79,606,000 kg