Valencia DO

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

Winemaking in the northern part of Valencia region - spelled València in the local language, is dominated by old growing areas around Valencia, Spain's third largest city.

Their reds, rosés and whites include famed dessert wines from a variety of grapes grown in four distinct subzones. Each has its own wine-making traditions.

Thanks to centuries of export through the city's port, production here is more strongly focussed on markets outside Spain than those at home, which has worked as an impetus to keep quality high throughout the 20th century. A formalised arrangement allows Valencia DO bodegas to buy in wine from neighbouring Utiel-Requena, as needed for each vintage, and permits laboratory methods allowing the wines to be tracked in the bottle.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Valencia
Quart, 22
46001 Valencia
Valencia
Tel.: +34 963 910 096
info@vinovalencia.org
www.vinovalencia.org

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Valencia PDO

 

Thanks to centuries of export through the city's port, production here is more strongly focussed on markets outside Spain.

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

18,060 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

475 m.

Soil types

Materials formed from tertiary materiales, in general marls and clays, or marl and sandstone and quaternary materials gravel, sand silts, occupying valleys and mountain foothills.

Principal grapes (w)

Merseguera, Malvasía, Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel de Alejandría, Gewürztraminer, Pedralba, Planta Nova, Pedro Ximénez, Sauvignon Blanc, Tortosí, Verdejo and Verdil.

Principal grapes (r)

Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Bobal, Bonicaire, Graciano, Monastrell, Mando, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Tempranillo.

Production
Maximum crop

Whites 9,500 kg/ha; Reds 8,000 kg/ha.

Yield

74 %

Production 2013

707,394 hl

Production 2014

841,095 hl

Production 2015

491,686 hl