The Cariñena wine-growing region is located in the province of Zaragoza in Aragón. The area is considered to be the oldest wine-growing area in Spain. It was defined by law in 1932, and in 1960 the Denominación de Origen (D.O.) started.
The ideal microclimate due to high solar radiation, the perfect cooling by the Cierzo wind and the often very old vines are the big plus of the region and lead to profound and complex red wines with a fruity character. The Cariñena (Carignan) variety, which has spread all over the Mediterranean, comes from Carinena, but is rarely used in its region of origin today. Garnacha and Tempranillo dominate the region .