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iberian varieties

These are the Spanish and Portuguese wine grape varieties recognized as such by TAPAS. Note that in some cases we have listed some popular synonyms for a variety but we are not attempting to be conclusive. Also note that TAPAS members are advised to always refer to current TTB regulations for approved names.

Note that TAPAS is focused on the native, or indigenous grape varieties of Spain and Portugal that were present in that region since the earliest historical records and have adapted to the region’s environmental conditions. While other varieties (like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc) may now be commonly grown on the Iberian Peninsula, such recently imported varieties that have a historical home elsewhere are not the focus of TAPAS.

If you still feel something has been left off this list please do contact us!

Note that for a wine to be considered a “TAPAS wine”, and poured at official TAPAS events, the recognized accepted Iberian varieties listed below must comprise at least 75% of the blend, and all grapes must be grown in North America.  

Albariño
Albillo
Arinto
Alvarelhão/Brancellao
Bastardo (Trousseau)
Bobal
Caiño Blanco
Cariñena/Mazuelo (Carignane)
Garnacha (Grenache)
Garnacha Blanca
Garnacha Peluda
Garrò
Graciano
Juan Garcia
Loureira
Macabeo (Viura)
Malvasia
Mandò
Manto Negra
Mataro/Monastrell (Mourvedre)
Mencia
Mission Criolla
Palomino
Prieto Picudo
Rufete
Sousão/Souzão
Tempranillo/Tinta Roriz
Tinta Amarela/Trincadiera Prieto
Tinta Barroca
Tinta Cão
Torrontes
Touriga Franco (Francesca)
Touriga Naçional
Treixadura
Verdejo
Verdelho
Xarello