Geographical and designation origin ensures the quality of a wine. Wine is produced from different grape types, process making practices and aging previously established. Catalonia produces approximately 25% of the total wine production in Spain.

The Mediterranean climate by the coast of Alella turns into a more continental microclimate when moving further inland. The coastal mountain range slows down and condenses the humidity of the sea breeze.

Alella's most typical wine are dry and sweet, made from a combination of grape varieties. They are light, perfumed and crystalline. Wine made with Pansa Blanca, often blended with Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc is particularly noteworthy


Growing area: 316 ha

Wine growers: 100

Wineries: 8

 White grapes: Pansa blanca, Chardonnay, Chenin, Garnatxa blanca, Macabeu, Malvasía, Moscatell de 

 gra petit, Parellada, Picapoll blanc and Sauvignon blanc.

 Red grapes: Cabernet sauvignon, Garnatxa peluda, Merlot, Monastrell, Pinot noir, Samsó, Sumoll negre, Syrah and Ull de    llebre.

It was created in order to market the production of small Catalan denominations , opening the possibility of bottling wine grapes in a denomination from another or make mixtures of different denominations. Besides giving rise to that viticulture could experiment with a wider range of varieties and with fewer restrictions.


Growing area: 48.337 ha

                                                                  Wine growers: 14.600

                                                                  Wineries: 221

                                                                  White grapes: Garnatxa blanca, Macabeu, Moscatell d'Alexandria, Parellada, Souvignon y Xarel·lo.

                                                                  Red grapes: Garnatxa, Garnatxa Peluda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Ull de                                                                                                     llebre, Monastrell, Samsó y Pinot Noir.

Cava is a sparkling wine produced by an old traditional method. This denomination of origin covers all Spain, but it is mainly produced in the Catalan region of Penedes (provinces of Tarragona and Barcelona). Sant Sadurní d’Anoia is the largest production center with 90% of the total production of this wine. It also hosts the Regulatory Council.  


Growing area: 30.654 ha

                                                                     Wine growers: 6.686

                                                                     Wineries: 422

                                                                     White grapes: Macabeu, Xarel·lo, Parellada, Chardonnay, Subirat

                                                                     Red grapes: Garnatxa, Monastrell, Pinot Noir y Trepat.

The modernist wineries, known as wine cathedrals, constitute its cultural heritage.

This region is surrounded by mountains and crossed by the river Francolí and Anguera, and it enjoys a Mediterranean microclimate with a continental influence, which causes big temperature differences between daytime and nighttime. The soils are the result of the river erosive action.


Growing area: 4.200 ha

Wine growers: 1.100

Wineries: 24

White grapes: Macabeu, Parellada, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Moscatell d'Alexandria, Garnatxa blanca, Moscatell de                                                               gra petit and Chenin.

Red grapes: Trepat, Cabernet sauvignon, Ull de llebre, Garnatxa negra, Merlot, Syrah, Monastrell, Pinot noir, Cabernet franc and Samsó.

The Costers del Segre region includes lands from Pallars Jussà, El Segrià, L'Urgell, Les Garrigues, La Noguera and la Segarra counties.

The contrast in temperature of a continental climate is emphasized by high solar radiation and low rainfall. Costers del Segre is characterized by its world-class, modern and innovative technology.


Growing area (ha): 4.694

Wine growers: 601

Wineries: 37

White grapes: Albarinyo, Chardonnay, Garnatxa blanca, Macabeu, Malvasia, Moscatell de gra gros or d'Alexandria, Moscatell de gra petit, Parellada, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc and Gewürztraminer.

                                                             Red grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnatxa negre, Samsó, Merlot, Monastrell, Pinot noir, Syrah, Trepat and Ull de llebre.

Contrast is the best word to define the Empordà, the oldest wine region of the peninsula, which was the gateway through which the Greeks introduced the vine.

The Empordà has a wide range of wines, including tasty fresh white wines. The red wines have a high quality and full body. These vintage wines have a very special bouquet and are complex, spicy, tasty, full and palatable.

The Garnatxa of the Empordà is a warm and silky sweet wine, which as well as the Moscatell of the Empordà, makes it ideal dessert wine.


Growing area: 1.786 ha

Wine growers: 335

Wineries: 21

White grapes: Garnatxa blanca, Garnatxa roja, Macabeu, Moscatell d'Alexandria, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Malvasia, Moscatell de gra petit, Picapoll blanc, Sauvignon blanc and Xarel.lo

Red grapes: Lledoner negre, Samsó, Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Garnatxa peluda, Merlot, Monastrell and Syrah

The climate is Mediterranean with continental characteristics. Rain is scarce and there are fluctuations in temperature.

We can find three different types of soil; on the outskirts of the DO we find compact soils, dominated by calcareous stones and mud from the river terraces but with low water retention capacity. In some areas of Cornudella and Falset, we can find slate that is poor in organic soils and stony.

The vines have low production, which, among other reasons, defines the wines from this region and makes them highly appreciated.


Growing area: 1.900 ha

Wine growers: 700

Wineries: 68

                                                             White grapes: Garnatxa blanca, Macabeu, Moscatell, Pansal.

 Red grapes: Garnatxa negra, Samsó, Garnatxa Peluda, Picapoll Negre, Ull de Llebre, Monastrell, syra,  Cabernet Sauvignon,        merlot.



Penedès is one of the richest and most diverse winemaking European regions and the most productive and internationally best known in Catalonia.

The land consists of small hills that rise from the sea to the mountain of Montserrat.


Growing area: 23.500 ha

Wine growers: 3.750

Wineries: 188

White grapes: Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Subirat parent, Moscatell d'Alexandria, Malvasia de Sitges, Garnatxa blanca, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling and Chenin.

Red grapes: Ull de llebre, Garnatxa negra, Samsó, Monastrell, Sumoll, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet franc                                                              and  Pinot noir.

Right in the heart of Catalonia, like an island, is known as the DO Pla de Bages.

The rolling terrain and poor soils gives personality to their wines. The harsh climate produces fewer grapes, but full of excellent quality.

The native’ Picapoll Blanc variety is worth noting as it is native to this designation.


Growing area: 450 ha

Wine growers: 90

Wineries: 10

White grapes: Chardonnay, Gerwürztraminer, Macabeu, Parellada, Picapoll blanc and Sauvignon blanc.

Red grapes: Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnatxa negre, Merlot, Sumoll negre, Syrah and Ull de llebre.

The prestige of Priorat is recognized with the highest quality award. Qualified designation of origin. The climate is harsh and extreme, with marked fluctuations in temperature between day and night.

Soils in Priorat consist of slate stones called ‘licorellas’ (Slate).

Its soil and climate are the reason for a very low grape yield and its wines’ very unique personality.


Growing area: 1.887 ha

Wine growers: 618

Wineries: 102

White grapes: Garnatxa blanca, Macabeu, Pedro Ximénez, Chenin, Pansal, Moscatell d'Alexandria, Moscatell de gra petit and Picapoll blanc.

Red grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Garnatxa peluda, Cabernet franc, Ull de llebre, Picapoll negre and                                                                           Pinot noir.

It is located in the central part of the province of Tarragona. The vineyard was present in the vicinity of Camp de Tarragona and much of the Ebro riverbank, passing through the province of Tarragona, even during the Roman Empire. It has a temperate climate, softened by the sea, so that no extreme temperature changes are noticed. Rainfall is very irregular.


 Growing area: 6.598 ha

 Wine growers: 2.067

                                                                   Wineries: 58

                                                                   White grapes: Garnatxa blanca, Macabeu, Moscatell d'Alexandria, Moscatell Frontignan, Parellada, Souvignon                                                                                  Blanc, Subirat Parent o malvasia y Xarel·lo.

                                                                   Red grapes: Garnatxa, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Ull de llebre, Monastrell, Samsó y Pinot Noir

It is located west of the province of Tarragona, between the Ebro River and the border with Aragon.

In this region the vine is planted on natural terraces , enjoys a Mediterranean climate with strong continental influence, with thermal oscillations between -6 ° C and 38 ° C . Rainfall is scarce, only 350mm per year, so that you can prune the vine short, to have a creeping stem that take soil moisture.

Predominately white wines are powerful and sturdy, full-bodied and with high alcohol level.


Growing area: 5.993 ha

Wine growers: 1.163

Wineries: 45

White grapes: Garnatxa blanca, Macabeu, Parellada, Chardonnay y, Moscatell .

Red grapes: Garnatxa negra, Ull de llebre, Carinyena, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon y Syrah.