Macabeo is the primary white wine from Rioja, Spain and crafts light fruity wines which pair well with fish and other lightly grilled meats. Given that Spanish wine laws only allow the region or AVA to be listed on the label, many people have tasted white wine’s from Rioja or other parts of Spain, they have had Macabeo without ever knowing it.

If you’re interested in trying Macabeo, perhaps the best large scale version of the grape is found in Spanish sparkeling wine Cava.