Cariñena is located in the heart of the Ebro Valley. Its vineyards cover a total surface area of 14,388 hectares, which include several surrounding towns: Aguarón, Aladrén, Alfamén, Almonacid de la Sierra, Alpartir, Alpartir, Cariñena, Cosuenda, Encinacorba, Longares, Mezalocha, Muel, Paniza, Tosos and Villanueva de Huerva. Nearly 1,540 wine growers tend directly to the vineyards, which are undisputedly the region’s main source of income.
Cariñena occupies an exceptional geographic location as it’s located on the same transport route that connects the Ebro Valley to Spain’s Eastern coast. It is directly on the north-south route that structures the Aragonese territory. This geographical position makes it a strong connection between the Basque Country and the Region of Valencia. Moreover, due to its proximity to the French border, it’s also an area of great interest from the point of view of trade and cultural relations with Europe. The motorway linking the Region of Valencia to France through Aragon strengthens even more the strategic value of Cariñena.
This wine region (Denominación de Origén (D.O.) is located 42 kilometres to the south of Zaragoza, 290 km from Madrid and 360 km from Barcelona.