Valdepeñas (Castile-La Mancha)

Valdepeñas (Castile-La Mancha)

Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -7 ºC
Average rainfall: 400 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,500 hours annually

Valdepeñas DO

The vines of Valdepeñas DO are located at the south of Castile- La Mancha, among the south of Spain, the Mediterranean regions, Extremadura and the central plateau. With a long wine production history, this Denomination has a unique style.

Since many Airén grapevines were planted after phylloxera destroyed the vineyards here in 1911, Valdepeñas created its own personal style.

Today, there is increasing interest in smooth, velvety aged reds, together with whites and rosés. The star grape here is the Tempranillo (Cencibel).

Close attention to quality control, new developments in winemaking technology and marketing expertise augur well for the wines of this DO.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Valdepeñas
Constitución, 23
13300 Valdepeñas
Ciudad Real
Tel.: +34 926 322 788

Area under vine
22,032 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
650-820 m.
Soil types
Limestone, reddish topsoil.
Principal grapes (w)
Airén and Verdejo.
Principal grapes (r)
Cencibel or Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Maximum crop
White 7.500 kg/ha; Red 6.000 kg/ha
70 %
Production 2013
112,743,293 kg
Production 2014
100,407,208 kg
Production 2015
101,720,487 kg