Arribes del Duero

Arribes del Duero

41° 18' 00" N


6° 57' 00" W




about this subregion

Nestled along the western reaches of Spain's renowned Duero River, the Arribes del Duero subregion offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and viticultural excellence. This picturesque wine-growing region, characterized by its rugged terrain and dramatic river canyons, provides a unique environment that nurtures some of Spain's most intriguing grape varieties.

Arribes del Duero's environment is nothing short of mesmerizing. The steep, rocky slopes that border the Duero River create a challenging yet rewarding landscape for grape cultivation. The region's vineyards thrive under the Iberian Peninsula's abundant sunshine and the temperate influence of the Atlantic Ocean, yielding wines of exceptional character and depth.

Among the red grape varieties, Juan García, Bruñal, and Tempranillo dominate the vineyards. These grapes are known for their rich flavors and robust structures, making them the backbone of Arribes del Duero's red wine production. Their cultivation on the region's rugged terrain imparts a distinctive terroir-driven quality to the wines.

In contrast, the white grape varieties, including Verdejo and Malvasía, flourish here, producing crisp and aromatic white wines. These grapes thrive in the region's unique microclimate, resulting in refreshing and well-balanced wines.

Arribes del Duero's wine culture beautifully merges with its breathtaking natural landscape, offering a remarkable tasting experience for wine enthusiasts seeking adventure and authenticity. This subregion's wines, shaped by its environment and grape varieties, truly exemplify the essence of Spanish winemaking heritage.


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Discover Terroir

Arribes de Duero, a Spanish DOC located in Castilla y León, covers wines produced at the confluence of the Duero River and the provinces of Salamanca and Zamora.

Arribes de Duero receives high levels of rainfall, with an annual rate of over 700 mm. The temperature in the area is characterized by long, cold winters in the peneplain, and short, hot summers in the valleys of the rivers.

Geologically, the soil of the Arribe de Duero wine region is part of the Paleozoic Zócalo or Old Massif and comprises mainly of igneous rocks such as granite and metamorphosed sedimentary rocks, particularly slates.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Juan García, Bruñal, Tempranillo

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Verdejo, Malvasía

Nestled along the scenic banks of the Duero River, the Arribes de Duero wine region in Spain unveils a captivating array of red and white wines, each bearing the mark of its rugged terroir and rich viticultural heritage.

Red wines take center stage in Arribes de Duero, with Juan García as the region's prized gem. This indigenous grape variety thrives amidst the region's sun-drenched vineyards, yielding wines of profound character. Arribes de Duero Juan García wines boast a deep crimson hue and alluring aromas of wild berries, spices, and earth. On the palate, these wines unfold layers of complexity, with velvety tannins and a memorable finish, making them a timeless choice for enthusiasts seeking a unique expression of Spain's vinicultural treasures.

Among the white wines, Malvasía stands out as a cherished variety in Arribes de Duero. Cultivated in select vineyards, Malvasía wines enchant with their golden color and fragrant bouquet of white flowers and citrus. On the palate, these wines exhibit a lively acidity, offering a refreshing and delicate profile that celebrates the region's cool high-altitude terroir.

With a profound reverence for tradition and an enduring commitment to innovation, Arribes de Duero winemakers craft wines that speak volumes about their passion for the land and its bountiful gifts. Whether savoring the bold allure of Juan García or indulging in the refined elegance of Malvasía, each bottle embodies the captivating essence of the Duero River's embrace. Raise your glass to Arribes de Duero, where heritage, artistry, and nature converge to create wines that stir the soul and entice the senses.