Though often overshadowed by the popularity of Rioja wines, Navarra is a leading producer of Garnacha based dry rose. The region has a largely continental climate with long, hot, dry summers and cold winters with each of the five sub-zones dividing Navarra- Valdizarbe, Tierra Estella, Ribera Alta, Baja Montana, Ribera Baja- each has its own unique soils and climates.

Red grape varieties destined to become reds and rosado wines account for 95% of all vines planted. These grapes include Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Melot, Graciano, and Mazuelo. The few white vines that are planted include Chardonnay and Garnacha Blanca. (Wine/Appellations)