Together with Olive Oil, Wine is one of the products made in Spain most recognized internationally.
Spanish wines are considered amongst the best in the world and can be found on practically every continent and paired daily with the most avant-garde dishes created by world-renowned chefs.
Although drunk daily, few people are aware of the particular characteristics of Spanish wines and some of the more surprising facts regarding their production.
Yes, Spanish wines are much more than a simple drink and have a long and rich history as these facts attest:
Wine production in Spain began around 1900 BC when the Phoenicians introduced the first vines through the port of Gadir (Cádiz).
The oldest remaining wine press in Spain dates back to between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. It was used originally by the Phoenicians and can be found in the Castillo de Doña Blanca Archaeological Area (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz).
For the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, wine was a source of inspiration and a link to Greek and Roman cultures.
The oldest Spanish winery is Codorniu, founded in 1551.
In 1902 the first official “designation of origin” was established in the region of La Rioja.
Spain has 78 wine-producing sub-regions distributed among the 17 autonomous communities that make up the country.
Around 400 different grape varieties are grown in Spain, of which more than 140 are native varieties.
Sherry is one of the most popular types of wine of Spanish origin and comes from Jerez, in the south of the country.
Spain is the leading producer of organic wines, accounting for 27% of the world’s production.
Despite the Covid-19 crisis, Spain remains the world’s second largest wine exporter by volume (21.3 mhl) in 2020.
At Logimarex International we work to provide, first and foremost, the best quality. For this reason we have among our brands some of the most outstanding wineries on the Spanish wine scene, and which enjoy recognition worldwide.
Our commitment to our customers is to provide the best wines in the world at a competitive price to help your business grow and expand.