Cariñena DO

Carinena DO Wine Area Map
Carinena DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

Cariñena, the largest and oldest of the Aragonese DOs, was one of Spain's earliest areas to be demarcated, in 1932. It has given its name to the grape of the same name, called the Mazuelo elsewhere in northern Spain and the Carignan in France.

The last decade has seen fast development thanks to fusions between small bodegas and cooperatives, and the reshaping of wines to modern tastes.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Cariñena
Camino de la Platera, 7
50400 Cariñena
Tel.: +34 976 793 031


Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Cariñena PDO


The wines have become bigger and bolder although production of the traditional famed rosés and Moscatels has continued.

Carinena DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Carinena DO Vineyards and Production
Area under vine

14,459 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

400 - 800 m.

Soil types

Reddish-brown limestone over rocky subsoils with carbonates, some alluvial, some slate (See Geography / Relief and climate).

Principal grapes (w)

Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel de Alejandría and Parellada.

Principal grapes (r)

Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha tinta, Juan Ibáñez, Cariñena (Mazuela), Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah, Tempranillo and Vidadillo.

Maximum crop

White - 9,000 kg/ha; red - 8,500 kg/ha



Production 2013

77,157,625 kg

Production 2014

85,241,636 kg

Production 2015

109,014,176 kg