A taste of history? The grapes of Spain date back to 1100 BC, yet some believe they even date back to 4000 BC!
The years following the military dictatorship that ended in 1975 helped revitalize the Spanish wine industry. Admittance to the EU in 1986 and changes in legislation laid the foundation to what today is the 3rd largest wine producer in the world.
With 130+ wine designations and a climate varying with the ever-changing landscape, Spain has much to offer!
Spain boasts 3 wine classifications. Starting at the top with DOP (which includes 3 sub-tiers), IGP (great everyday wine) and DO (wines from one of the 79 official regions).
Most common grapes? Airen, Tempranillo, Bobal and Grenache.
Largest regions? Castilla-la-Mancha, Valencia and Extremadura.
It’s time to explore!
- Ribera del Duero