Spain’s wine regions in numbers and maps

Priorat wine region vineyard near Cartoixa d'Escaladei. Private wine tour

In our guide to the wine regions of Spain, the Spanish wine regions are divided into the twelve traditional regions, and the first table shows the how much quality wine is produced for each region, in other words wines that can be sold under the DOP wine appellation. However, a little less than half of … Read more

Guide to the wine regions of Spain, part 2

Xarel·lo (Xarello / Xarel-lo) grape variety in late summer, with grapes ripening. Growing in the demonstration plot of Caves Llopart winery, Penedès, Barcelona, Spain

The wine regions of Spain Our guide to the wine regions of Spain began in Part 1 covering the wine regions of Alto Ebro including La Rioja, the Andalusian wine region, the Aragonese wine region, the Balearics wine region, the Canarian wine region, and the Cantabrian wine region. Here in Part 2 we will cover: … Read more

Guide to the wine regions of Spain, part 1

The cycle of wine - vineyard, grape, wine in Spain. Tiles in the Llopart winery

The wine regions of Spain Spain’s wine country covers a bewildering array of landscapes, regions, and wine styles, from the Albariño white wines of the Atlantic Galicia in the northwest, to the sherries of Andalucia in the south, to the Tempranillo red wines of Rioja, to the sumptuous Cavas – sparkling wines – of Penedès, … Read more

Classification order of Spanish Wine appellations – What do DOP, DOCa, DOQ, VP, VC, IGP Mean?

Classification Spanish Wine appellations

The denominación de origen system in Spain is used to regulate the quality and geographical origin of Spanish food and drink products. This system is similar to that found in other European countries, and is part of EU regulations. The denominación de origen system covers products such as cheese, olive oil, ham, and vinegar, but here … Read more

Private wine tours Priorat – selection of organic vineyards

La Morera de Montsant, Priorat privaite wine tour

The Priorat wine region is a paradise for wine lovers searching for private wine tours of wineries and vineyards. Set in breathtaking countryside, the world class Priorat wineries are perched in the steep hills of southern Catalonia. With its roots in wine making going back to the Roman times, the story of viticulture in the … Read more

Private wine tours Penedès – selection of organic vineyards

Macabeu grape variety, Penedès

Visitors to the Penedès wine region are spoilt for choice for private tours of wineries and vineyards. One of the iconic wine regions of Spain, the Penedès has an optimal climate and geographical position for wine growing. This is evidenced by the hundreds of wineries in the region that is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea … Read more

Gourmet picnic Barcelona and Catalonia

Penedès gourmet picnic Catalonia

One of the many joys of life in Catalonia is packing up a picnic basket and driving to an idyllic spot to lunch in the countryside. Blessed with a Mediterranean climate, and positioned in the northeast of the Iberian peninsula, visitors and locals alike are able to picnic all year round in most parts of … Read more