The Meseta is a high plateau with an average height of 1,968 feet (600 metres) where the climate is continental with very hot summers and extremely cold winters. Anyone who wishes to make good Spanish wine here needs nerves of steel, considerable enthusiasm, and above all the very best of basic materials.

Not every variety of grape will thrive in such extreme circumstances. For this reason the region is therefore best known for great volumes of cheap and sometimes delicious wines from La Mancha, Valdepeñas and Extremadura.