Guide to the vineyards of Rias Baixas | Wine lover



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Rias Baixas is located in the Galacia region, in the north-west of Spain, and enjoys a cool coastal climate. The region is best known for producing Albariño, a crisp and clean tasting white wine that rivals wines from world famous white wine producing regions including the Loire Valley in France, New Zealand and the Rhine region. in Germany.

Start your exploration of the Rias Baixas with these 15 wineries:

rubyFounded in 2003, Señorío de Rubiós currently has 105 partners who work together to combine traditional and modern values ​​in their winemaking. The Miño River flows through Señorío de Rubiós in the Condado do Tea subzone. Innovation is accompanied by respect for the natural expression of the Albariño, guided by meticulous viticulture and harvesting standards. Learn more

violasAltos de Torona is a 250-acre vineyard and winery located on the slope of Mount Galelo in the Tomiño region of Pontevedra. Although close to the Atlantic and the Miño River, the mid-slope location of the area protects it from the humidity of the valley and the extreme cold of the summit. A southern orientation ensures a lot of sunshine for a healthy maturation of the grapes. Learn more

Martin CodaxMartin Codax was founded in 1986 and was named after a medieval Galician troubadour whose poems have survived to the present day. Martin Codax supervises more than 1,400 small plots of vines operated by 550 families in the Cambados region. Through continuous investment in research, innovation and people, Martin Codax wines have gained international fame in over 40 countries and have become the symbol of Galician culture at its best. Learn more

Veiga naumVeiga Naum is owned by Bodegas Riojanas and benefits from the tremendous expertise and investments of the wine group. Made exclusively with Albariño grapes from small plots of vines with an average age of fifteen years, Veiga Naum is located in the heart of the Salnés Valley. Learn more

Paco y Lola

Founded in 2005, Paco y Lola is the result of a commercial initiative from a group of independent O Salnés winegrowers who wanted to take their production to the highest professional level. These producers have formed a cooperative of over 400 members, the largest in DO Rías Baixas. Paco y Lola operates nearly 500 hectares of vines spread over more than 1,800 plots, and vinifies in small plots with a strong regional character. Learn more

Pazo de San Mauro

The Pazo San Mauro winery was acquired in 2003 by the Marqués de Vargas de la Rioja winery. The owners have invested heavily in the historic restoration and the construction of a new wine cellar, with the most advanced technologies for the production of fine wines. Located in Condado do Tea, the 75-acre estate enjoys exceptional soil, exposure and protection from northerly winds to achieve ideal levels of maturity. The vines are terraced on slopes down to the Miño River, and mainly consist of Albariño, as well as Loureiro, Treixadura and Torrontés with an average age of 30 years.
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Bodegas Castro Martin

The Martín family has been producing albariño in the village of Barrantes (Salnés) for generations, originally for the consumption of friends, family and a few local restaurants. In 1981, Domingo Martin decided it was time to grow; he built the current winery of Bodegas Castro Martín, sourcing from 27.1 hectares of vines. Castro Martín wines have a distinctive Albariño style, but typically fresh and spicy, characterized by at least 5 to 6 months on lees. Learn more

Counts of Albarei

Condes de Albarei was founded in 1988 by a small group of winemakers from the Salnés Valley, who joined forces and vineyards to produce and market excellent, high quality Albariños. Condes de Albarei was the first Spanish white wine to win a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in Bordeaux in 1991, and their wines have since achieved the highest recognition. Reference wine from DO Rías Baixas, Condes de Albarei Albariño is the flagship brand of the cellar. Learn more

Santiago ruiz

The historic Santiago Ruiz winery is located in an idyllic and peaceful setting surrounded by several hectares of old vines trained in a traditional style. The winery strives to honor tradition with the latest technological advances, backed by a state-of-the-art winemaking facility completed in 2007. The 94-acre estate is based in the heart of O Rosal and encompasses Albariño, Loureiro, Treixadura, Caiño Blanco and Godello, all native varieties that are included in the final blend. Learn more

Umia Rectorate

Rectoral do Umia is located in the Salnés Valley of DO Rías Baixas, where the Albariño grape is known for its highest quality and character. The winery was founded in 2009 with extensive knowledge developed over more than 50 years of experience in the wine industry. Rectoral do Umia produces wines of excellent quality with the latest technologies. Learn more

Reboreda Morgadio

Morgadío is the easternmost inland estate of DO Rías Baixas, located in the Condado do Tea sub-region. A pioneer in Albariño trials, Morgadío was one of the first wineries to join the Rías Baixas appellation, with most of its vineyards planted on an experimental basis before the appellation was created. The area of ​​the vineyard has gradually expanded over the years to its current 98.8 acres. Morgadío produces 100% bottled albariño. Learn more

Land of Asorei

Terra de Asorei is an association of great producers belonging to the DO Rias Baixas who have joined forces to produce 100% Albariño wines of superior quality. Located in the Salnés Valley with more than 172 hectares of vines over 20 years old on average, the estate enjoys a beneficial Atlantic climate with mild temperatures and generous but not excessive rainfall. Terra de Asorei combines the passion of a family business with the professionalism of a larger organization to produce Terra de Asorei, Pazo Torrado and Nai e Señora wines. Learn more

La Val

Founded in 1985, Bodegas La Val was one of the first wineries in the region to source grapes only from its own vineyards. The vineyards cover more than 148 hectares in the Condado de Tea and O Rosal sub-regions, divided into four estates. The types of soils range from alluvial and granite to slate, allowing the cellar to produce terroir wines with a range of complexity and minerality. Learn more

Lagar de Besada

Founded in 1988, Lagar de Besada was one of the first bonded wineries of DO Rias Baixas. The family is very proud of the selection of the best Albariño grapes; their long-standing dedication, combined with attention to detail at every step, and meticulous production techniques such as extended aging on lees, results in wines of authentic character. Learn more

Pazo Senorans

Pazo de Señorans is a family business on the site of a 16th century Pazo mansion. The winery is entirely focused on the Albariño grape variety. Pazo de Señorans honors the typicity of the Albariño grape variety and the aging capacity of their wines to produce the best expression of Rias Baixas vinification. Learn more


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