Airén is a white wine grape known for its drought-resistance and high yield. It is commonly grown in central Spain, particularly in the La Mancha and Valdepeñas regions. Historically, it was used as a base wine for brandy and simple table wines, but with improved vinification techniques, it is now used to create refreshing dry white wines. Airén has lost popularity in recent years due to a preference for fruitier wines. The grape is known for its low-maintenance needs and good resistance to disease. It is often blended with other grapes in the Canary Islands and southern Italy.