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DO area on the Mediterranean coast in the region Catalonia in the northeast of Spain, It is divided into three zones ascending from the coast. The warmest zone is Bajo-Penedès (also Baix-Penedès) in the low-lying coastal area with up to 250 meters above sea level. The second zone Mitja-Penedès (also Medio-Penedès), up to 500 meters above sea level, is west of Barcelona and is the most important for sparkling wines and excellent white wines. The third zone Alta-Penedès (also Alt-Penedès) is the highest area with up to 850 meters above sea level. Before that occurring from 1876 Phylloxera disaster more than 80% red grape varieties were planted in Penedès, of which mainly mass wines were produced. The rise then began in the early 1960s and the area is considered the cradle of modern Spanish winegrowing. Penedès is the home of the Spanish sparkling wine Cava with around two thirds of total Spanish production. However, the DO designation Penedès only applies to still wines. The picture shows a vineyard with Ull de Llebre Tempranillo :