The wine appellation of Toro is located in northwestern Spain, in the Castilla y León region, divided by the Duero river in the provinces of Zamora and Valladolid. Winemaking dates back to the first century, but Toro only received D.O. status in 1987.
The climate is continental with soil compositions dominated by sand, and some lime and clay. For red wines, Tinta de Toro a strain of Tempranillo) is the most cultivated grape, followed by some Garnacha and Verdejo, as well as Malvasía Castellana, Albillo Real, and Moscatel de Grano Menudo.
The wines have a reputation to be both robust and rustic, with some tintos topping out at 15% ABV, but a recent trend of young winemakers are crafting lighter, fresher styled Toro red and white wines.