Northern Spain is a wine lover’s paradise, with its misty green hills, fertile plateaus, and picturesque coastal regions producing some of the world’s finest wines. The verdant hills of Galicia, which include Rias Baixas, Valdeorras, Ribeiro, and more, are renowned for their crisp, aromatic white wines made from local grapes such as Albariño and Godello.
Castilla y Leon, an autonomous region, boasts diverse wine regions, including Bierzo, Toro, Rueda, and Ribera del Duero. Tempranillo, known as “Tinta del Pais” in Ribera del Duero and Toro, is the star grape, producing complex, full-bodied wines. In addition, the Basque Country, with its Txakoli wine and La Rioja, famous for its iconic Tempranillo-based reds, offer unique wine-tasting experiences.
Navarra and Somontano, located on the agriculturally rich plateaus, produce a range of wines, from crisp whites to bold reds, using grapes such as Viura and Garnacha. In addition, Navarra is known for its outstanding dry rosé wines made from Garnacha.
Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or enjoy a glass of vino with a good meal, the wine regions of Northern Spain have something to offer. Discover some of the most esteemed wine regions and plan your next wine-country adventure.