Jumilla is a large arid region in southeastern Spain. Temperatures range from freezing to over 100F in the summer. Monastrell (mouvedre) grapes grow well in this region and account for most of the production. Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Tintorera, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are also grown in Jumilla. Phylloxera hit Jumilla in 1989, later than most regions in Europe. Most of the growers who replanted also modernized their wine production techniques. Jumilla wines have been improving consistently year-over-year for the last two decades. The top Jumilla wines are now among the better wines from Spain and hold their own in competition with the best wines in the world.