The Region of Murcia benefits from excellent weather conditions, soil and human resources for grape-growing and producing quality wines. The variety of different soils and climate conditions allows the production of an extensive range of red, rosé and white wines.
The region's wine-growing areas, covering a total of 35,437 hectares, are primarily found in its three Designated Origin wine areas: Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla. Vines are also grown in the wine-producing districts of Abanilla and Cartagena. Wines from the latter are marketed as 'Vinos de la Tierra del Campo de Cartagena'.
The Region of Murcia's wines are marked by the characteristics of the Monastrell grape, a red variety with small, compact bunches, which is perfectly adapted to the environmental conditions in this area. Monastrell wines are deeply coloured and full-bodied and come in a very extensive, high quality range that includes young, crianza, reserva, natural sweet, fortified and sparkling wines, sometimes in combination with complementing red varieties: Teinturier Grenache, Cencibel, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot. These are also used to produce varietal and single varietal wines.
White wines are produced using Macabeo, Airen, Pedro Ximenez, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and small-grain Muscat varieties.
The application of innovative wine-making techniques has given rise to the production of new wines, which are fresher, fruity and well-balanced, and take better advantage of the qualities of the Monastrell grape, without forgoing any of its personality.