The DO area named after the river of the same name lies in the east of the Spanish region La Mancha
, He was only classified in 2003. The vineyards cover 9,200 hectares of vineyards in seven municipalities of the province of Cuenca on either side of the Júcar in 650 to 750 meters above sea level. There is a continental, dry climate with extremely hot summers and very cold winters. The soil consists of loose, gravelly debris on the surface and clay soil in the underground with good water storage capacity. The range applies only to red wines made from the approved varieties Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cencibel (Tempranillo).