The wines of Madrid is a young and recent denomination of Origin, recognized in 1990.
The vineyards are located in the south of Madrid. There are three different sub-areas with different characteristics, varieties and types of dominant wine grown.
Arganda Subzone: This area is located in the southeast of Madrid and is the largest of the three. It has 28 wineries. In this subzone the vineyards are recorded in clay terraces allowing optimal conditions for producing excellent grapes of the Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Grenache varieties, with Airen Malvar as the most representative. As a result the wines are of the best quality.
Subzone Navalcarnero: located in the southern part of the area. It is a very flat area, with a continental climate, flanked on the north and south by the River Guadarrama. Grenache grapes predominate and with less representation of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Little rain and soil that allows good cultivation of the vine, produces superb wines. It features 7 wineries.
Subzone San Martín, located in the southwest corner of the Community of Madrid, continental climate and a more humid environment, meadows, mountains and pines are good soils ability to produce quality wines. The white grape Garnacha and the red Albillo are the main varieties. It has 10 wineries.