The vineyards of Spain are among the world's oldest and most important. By far
the most famous Spanish wine is Sherry. However, red wines from Rioja and more
recently, Ribera del Duero, have become quite popular in the United States.
Move your mouse over each region to see a brief description of
that region. Clicking on a region will bring you to a list of
wines available from that region in our stores.
Ribera del Duero
Located southwest of Rioja, the Ribera del Duero region is Spain's fastest growing
region. Home to the fantastic Vega Sicilia wine, Ribera del Duero also produces some
excellent wines of great value including Pesquera, arguably one of Spain's finest red
wines. Keep an eye on this hot region of Spain!
Rioja is an outstanding wine region located in the Northern part of Spain. Red wines from
Rioja are blends of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo grapes. Perhaps more
important than the grapes, Rioja wines stand out from other wine regions due to the many
years the juice ages in wood before being bottled. This creates a style unlike any other
wines throughout the world.
Although wines called sherry are made all over the world, nothing compares with the
authentic sherries from Southern Spain. Two principal grapes are grown in Sherry, Pedro
Ximenez for sweeter sherries and Palomino in drier sherries. There are five basic types
of sherries, listed here from driest to sweetest: Manznilla, Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso,
Located 250 miles northeast of the Sherry region, Montillia wines are considered an inexpensive
substitute for Sherry wines. Both wines are derived from the same Pedro Ximenez grapes, and
both use the same grades for their wines (Fino, Oloroso, etc.). However, Montillia differs
from Sherry in that very little brandy is added to Montillia wines.
Click on a colored area for a list of all wines available from that