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View of the vineyards of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja.

Spain, the country with the most vineyards in the world


Imagine exploring a landscape with kilometres of vines, synonymous with wine production. A place to enjoy different grape varieties up close; these are the berries that bring that distinctive flavour to a dry white, an aged red wine or even a sparkling rosé. Which one is your favourite?

Spain, a wine-lover's paradise

Spain might just be a paradise for all those who love a good wine, as we have 969,000 hectares of vineyards - which is around 13% of all the land under vine in the world, and more than France or Italy. You can also enjoy the world of wine by touring the wide variety of vineyards you’ll find in Spain. There are so many wineries, steeped in tradition or stylish and modern, all offering food and wine experiences, and you’ll be able to relax in hotels, old farmhouses or historic country houses. 

View of the Ysios de La Guardia winery in Alava, the Basque Country

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...there are around 4,300 wineries in Spain, and most of them export their wines, to 189 countries all over the world. Which is wonderful if you’re a keen wine buff, as here you’ll find the region with the most extensive vineyards in the world: Castilla-La Mancha, as well as other regions that represent a historical milestone in wine-producing Spain such as the Rioja Designation of Origin, the oldest in Spain. Come and discover up to 235 grape varieties - and that’s without counting many more that are not yet identified. On the peninsula and in the islands, the sweetest grape you’ll taste is Merlot or Muscatel, and the varieties most frequently cultivated are Airén, followed by Tempranillo and many more.

 The Vineyards of San Asensio with Davalillo Castle in the background, La Rioja

Designation of origin

Taste the great Spanish wines, like DOCa Rioja and Priorat, and other Designations of Origin such as Ribera del Duero, Rías Baixas or Rueda. And not to be missed are the iconic vineyards of Lanzarote, where the black volcanic soil has been nurturing the vines for centuries.

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