is the Denominación de Origen (DO) created in 1932 for wines from the region of Valencia in Spain. The designation is split into four production areas: the Valentin is the area which rises gradually inland from the sea; the Alto Ruria, located west of Valentin, is a plateau rising to an altitude of 625 metres; the Moscatel located west of the town; and the Clariano, an area isolated from the others and bound to the north by the city of Valencia, and to the south by the town of Xàtiva.
The grape varieties used to produce the Valencia wines are numerous and both native and foreign. The red wines are made from the Monastrel, Grenache, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Bobal. The white wines are blends of the Merseguera, Malvasia, Moscatel, Macabeo, Forcayat, Semillon, Tortosí or Verdil grape varieties.
The Valencia appellation, influenced both by the hot, dry Mediterranean climate and the altitude of some of its vineyards, produces an interesting array of both white and red wines. There is something for every wine lover among the wines produced by the 87 local wine producers. Bodegas El Angosto and Blackboard Wines are particularly good.
More informations on the website of the wines of Valencia