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!Wine Guide & D.O. Regions of Spain
Spain is organized in districts or demarcations, these areas are classified and recognized by the "Denominación de Origen" label. The D.O. system is in fact a quality control system which guaranties the origin and class of grapes, as well as the methods used to produce the wines. Check the Vintage section for the Vintage Tables.

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The following list shows the current D.O.'s and includes:

D.O. registered name - geographical area, typical wines.

  • Abona - Canary Islands, young reds, whites and rosés
  • Alella - NE Mediterranean, fruity whites, varietals
  • Alicante - Central Mediterranean, solid reds
  • Almansa - South central, heavy reds
  • Ampurdan-Costa Brava - NE Mediterranean, rosés, "cavas" & reds
  • Bierzo - Northwest, fragrant reds
  • Binissalem - Island of Mallorca, "Manto Negro" reds
  • Bullas - Southeast, rosés
  • Calatayud - North Central, tasty reds, fine rosés
  • Campo de Borja - North central plateau, reds & rosés
  • Cariñena - North Central, full-bodied reds
  • Chacolí de Guetaria - North (Bay of Biscay), young "txacoli" whites
  • Chacolí de Vizcaya - North (Bay of Biscay), young "txacoli" whites
  • Cigales - NE central, rosés
  • Conca de Barbera - East (near Barcelona), whites & "cavas"
  • Condado de Huelva - SW Atlantic, light young whites
  • Costers del Segre - Northeast, varietal reds & whites
  • El Hierro - Canary Islands, young reds & whites
  • Jerez-Xéres-Sherry, Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda - SW Altantic, sherries and "manzanilla"
  • Jumilla - Southeast central, robust reds
  • La Mancha - South central, whites, table reds & rosés
  • La Palma - Canary Islands, whites & table reds
  • Lanzarote - Canary Islands, "malvasía" whites
  • Málaga - South Mediterranean, dessert "moscatels"
  • Manchuela - South central, whites & table reds
  • Mondéjar - Central plateau, young reds & whites
  • Méntrida - Central plateau, strong reds
  • Monterrei - Northwest, young whites & reds
  • Montilla-Moriles - South, sherry-like "amontillados"
  • Navarra - North Pyrenees, tasty reds & rosés
  • Penedés - NE Mediterranean, whites & "cavas", smooth reds
  • Pla de Bages - Mediterranean, young reds & whites
  • Pla i Llevant - Mediterranean, young reds & whites
  • Priorato - Mediterranean, robust dense reds
  • Rias Baixas - NW Atlantic, young fruity whites
  • Ribeira Sacra - Northwest, young whites & reds
  • Ribeiro - Northwest, whites
  • Ribera del Duero - NW central, quality reds
  • Ribera del Guadiana - West,table reds
  • Rioja - North central, quality reds
  • Rueda - NW central, quality whites
  • Somontano - Central Pyrenees, reds with body
  • Tacoronte-Acentejo - Canary Islands, table reds & whites
  • Tarragona - Mediterranean, light whites & robust reds
  • Terra Alta - Mediterranean, solid whites
  • Toro - NW central, strong reds
  • Utiel-Requena - East (near Valencia), varietals & table reds
  • Valdeorras - Northwest, fruity whites
  • Valdepeñas - Central plateau, whites & reds
  • Valencia - Mediterranean, aromatic whites, solid reds
  • Valle de Güímar - Canary Islands, young whites
  • Valle de la Orotava - Canary Islands, young reds, whites & rosés
  • Vinos de Madrid - Central, sturdy reds & varietals
  • Ycoden-Daute-Isora - Canary Islands, table reds & whites
  • Yecla - Southeast, strong reds
  • Special Categories

  • Cava - Various areas (North), "champagne method" sparkling wines

  • Note: The "typical wines" mentioned above are just that - typical. They do not necesarily represent all the wines of the D.O. area, this of course depends very much on the winery, harvest, grape variety, and many other factors.

    The Demominación de Origen system is controlled by INDO - Instituto Nacional de Denominaciones de Origen. INDO, under the direction of The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, administers the D.O. system for a broad range of agricultural products ranging from wine and olive oil, to cured hams and cheeses.

    Last update: August 2010