Choosing the Perfect Spanish Wine for Your Wedding

Elegir el vino español perfecto para su boda

Spain, has a rich tradition of winemaking so let me guide you through the process of choosing the perfect Spanish wine for your special day.

Your personal taste matters

This is YOUR wedding and YOUR personal preferences when choosing the wine matter! If you and your partner have a favourite Spanish wine or a special memory associated with a particular region, incorporating it into your wedding celebration adds a personal touch and creates a meaningful experience for both of you.


Consider the wine region

Each of Spain’s wine regions have unique characteristics and grape varieties. 

  • If you prefer a robust red wine, wines from the Rioja region, such as Tempranillo, could be an excellent choice. 
  • For a lighter red, consider wines from the Priorat region. 
  • If you're leaning towards white wine, Albariño from the Rías Baixas region or Verdejo from Rueda are popular options


Pairing with the Menu

When selecting a Spanish wine for your wedding, it's essential to consider the menu.

  • Tempranillo pairs beautifully with grilled meats, making it an ideal choice for a menu featuring beef or lamb. 
  • If seafood is on the menu, a Verdejo could be a refreshing accompaniment. 


Budget-Friendly Options:

Spain offers a range of high-quality wines at various price points. 

Cava, a sparkling wine from Catalonia, is an excellent and affordable alternative to Champagne. Additionally, many Spanish winemakers produce fantastic wines that provide exceptional value for money. 


Custom Labels and Packaging:

To add a personalized touch to your wedding, consider custom labels or packaging for the chosen wine bottles. 
Include your names, wedding date, or a special message to create a lasting memento for you and your guests.  This small detail can make the wine selection even more memorable.


With Spain's diverse wine offerings, you're sure to find a wine that not only complements your celebration but also reflects your unique love story…. and if wine really is your thing, why not incorporate a “wine ritual” actually into your ceremony? Contact me for details!

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Author bio: Debbie Skyrme is "Celebrant Spain".  Award winning bilingual destination wedding celebrant officiating elopements, vow renewals and wedding ceremonies in the Spanish sunshine.