Like the language in Galicia, the wines here show some Portuguese influence and Albariño, Treixadura and Mencía grapes are cultivated across the border in Portugal. It also produces impressive red wines such as Mencía.
Priorat is a small but renowned red winemaking region located just south of Barcelona. The dominant vineyard plantings are Garnacha and Cariñena. These two grape varieties provide the backbone of nearly all Priorat reds.
The wines of Rioja are the most famous of Spain and its long tradition supports their fame. The three principal regions of Rioja are Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja with each area producing its own unique expression of Rioja wine. They usually are a blend of various grape varieties, and can be either red, white, or rosé.