Region Guide: Valencia, Spain
Valencia may not be Spain's most high profile wine region but it does boast three relatively important appellations, that of Utiel Requena DO, Alicante DO and of course Valencia DO. We are starting to see an increasing amount of these wines on export markets and consumers have been impressed with the full bodied, fruit driven nature of these wines.
Taking the same name as its capital city, the Valencia wine region sits in the middle of Sapin's east coast bordering the Mediterranean. Wine only plays a support role in the local economy but nevertheless there are a number of grape varieties planted.