Rueda Wine Region Guide

Unlock the Essence of Rueda: Your Comprehensive Guide to the Enchanting Wines of the Region


Last updated: March 8, 2024


In the 20th century, Spain forged an overarching reputation based on its versatile and delectable red wines; Rioja, Ribera Del Duero, and Priorat are now all major household names. From London to New York, you’ll hardly come across a wine store or restaurant list that doesn’t contain at least a broad selection of Spanish wines. Yet the last fifteen years have also seen a phenomenal explosion of delicious, zesty whites coming from Spain, with the massive buzz surrounding regions like Galicia’s Rias Baixas and Valdeorras, important sources of the mega-trendy Albariño and Godello. Modern Spain, dynamic and innovative, wears its diversity on its sleeve.

However, the greatest revolution to have taken place in Spanish white winemaking occurred in the vineyards of Rueda in northwest Spain. Indeed, Rueda can legitimately claim to be the Godfather of modern Spanish whites: Rioja stalwart Marques de Riscal started the ball rolling in the 1970s, transforming a forgotten part of Castilla y Leon into an epicenter of aromatic white wines. The region hasn’t looked back since new bodegas, high-class tourism facilities, and a stylistic divergence away from the ‘unoaked and fruity’ stereotype keep the DO relevant and exciting. With the new ‘Gran Vino de Rueda’ category entering the fold, there’s no chance of Rueda going stale.


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