Winemaking is not a new tradition by any means. Actually, there is evidence to show that the oldest evidence of winemaking could be dated all the way back to 6,000 B.C. The tradition of vine cultivation and winemaking in Spain is no less than in France or Italy, and the size of the vineyards is also similar.
It is sometimes said that it is thanks to the climate in France or Italy that their wine could be better, but if we take a closer look at the climatic statistics, it turns out that there are always appellations or regions in Spain, that can compare climatically to other regions and appellations in France and Italy. In California, the tradition of winemaking started during the period of Spanish colonization. According to records, the first planting of a vineyard happened in 1683 in the area of Baja California.