Palomino is a major Spanish white grape varietal used to make the famed sherries of Spain. It's mostly grown in the Jerez and Andalucia regions of southern Spain, where its low-acid, low-sugar characteristics are ideal for producing high-quality sherry. It's also widely planted in South Africa, where it's used for distilling and blending. Palomino is grown to a lesser degree in Australia, California, and France for making sherry- style wines (though none match the caliber of Spain's best sherries).