Spain
Spain has over 2.9 million acres (over 1.17 million hectares) planted with vines making it the most widely planted wine producing nation but it is the third largest producer of wine in the world, behind France and Italy respectively. This is due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions. Wine has been produced in Spain since the first century AD and the country has undergone a wine revolution over the last twenty years and is now producing a diverse range of top quality yet great value Red, White and Rosé wines. “Look for Spain to continue to soar. Today it is emerging as a leader in wine quality and creativity, combining the finest characteristics of tradition with a modern and progressive winemaking philosophy.” Robert Parker