Wines Valencian Community

Wines Valencian Community

Max. Summer temp. : 35-40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -10 ºC
Average rainfall: 450 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,160 hours annually

Valencia DO

Winemaking in the northern part of Valencia region - spelled València in the local language, is dominated by old growing areas around Valencia, Spain's third largest city.

Their reds, rosés and whites include famed dessert wines from a variety of grapes grown in four distinct subzones. Each has its own wine-making traditions.

Thanks to centuries of export through the city's port, production here is more strongly focussed on markets outside Spain than those at home, which has worked as an impetus to keep quality high throughout the 20th century. A formalised arrangement allows Valencia DO bodegas to buy in wine from neighbouring Utiel-Requena, as needed for each vintage, and permits laboratory methods allowing the wines to be tracked in the bottle.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Valencia
Quart, 22
46001 Valencia
Tel.: +34 963 910 096

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Valencia PDO

Area under vine
18,060 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
475 m.
Soil types
Materials formed from tertiary materiales, in general marls and clays, or marl and sandstone and quaternary materials gravel, sand silts, occupying valleys and mountain foothills.
Principal grapes (w)
Merseguera, Malvasía, Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel de Alejandría, Gewürztraminer, Pedralba, Planta Nova, Pedro Ximénez, Sauvignon Blanc, Tortosí, Verdejo and Verdil.
Principal grapes (r)
Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Bobal, Bonicaire, Graciano, Monastrell, Mando, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Tempranillo.
Maximum crop
Whites 9,500 kg/ha; Reds 8,000 kg/ha.
74 %
Production 2013
707,394 hl
Production 2014
841,095 hl
Production 2015
491,686 hl