Spain's most prestigious regions for red and white wines

Rueda is home to Verdejo, Spain’s #1 white wine.

Extreme Growing Conditions

Premier Region for White Wines

Rueda is the place where the first white grape in Spain was bestowed the designation of Denomination of Origin or DO – a government seal of approval mandating that a wine bearing the name Rueda Verdejo may only be made within the designated geographic region. 

At its heart, Rueda and it’s signature grape, Verdejo, is all about agriculture. Grapes are harvested using modern techniques as well as by hand depending on the slope of the vineyards, and all grapes are harvested at night because of the hot temperatures. Winemakers here get to decide the style of Verdejo that best represents their grapes, the particular terroir, and themselves.

D.O. Rueda

Denominación de Origen 1980

  • World-class winemakers migrated here in 1970 to produce the best white wines in Spain.
  • First appellation in Spain to receive the Designation of Origin for white wine.
  • D.O. and the region with the most female winemakers in Spain. 
  • The white wines of Rueda are graceful, majestic, and feminine like the lioness.
  • Expect the white wines to outpunch their weight class, vibrancy with great acidity and food pairability.

Extreme growing conditions have made this the premier wine region for whites.

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