Manchuela DO

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

Although Manchuela’s full DO status was confirmed only in July 2000 and its regulation in June 2004, it had been defined and regulated as a DOP since 1982, when it split off from DO La Mancha.

This is good red-wine country, with influences from the surrounding DOs – there are some doble pasta (musts fermented over two batches of lees to give big red wines) and La Mancha style whites - and it shows promise for the coming years, especially given the new spirit of experiment in certain bodegas. Already the shift from providing bulk wines for blending elsewhere to bottled wines recognized with their own identity is having certain repercussions.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Manchuela
Avenida de San Agustín, 9
02270 Villamalea
Tel.: +34 967 09 06 94/95


Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Manchuela PDO


Under DO regulations, the vineyards may triple from their current size.

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

6,079 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

600 - 1,100 m.

Soil types

Clay over limestone.

Principal grapes (w)

Albillo, Chardonnay, Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo and Viognier.

Principal grapes (r)

Bobal, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot and Malbec.

Maximum crop

11,430 kg/ha


70 %

Production 2013

31,841 hl

Production 2014

29,391 hl

Production 2015

29,077 hl