Galicia Wine

Located on the northwest corner of Spain, Galicia is just under Portugal, along the Atlantic Ocean. It shares a wet, humid climate with a chilly wind, similar to Ireland or Scotland, with corresponding green pastures. 

The most famous D.O. in the area is Rías Baixas, renown for white wines made from the Albariño grape. These wines are versatile pairing partners with many cuisines (especially seafood) and are refreshing and light, with citrus and tropical flavors and good acidity. 
 
This is also home to Ribeira Sacra more inland, which primarily produces wines from the Mencia grape. These tend to be lighter in style than Bierzos and can be served to great effect with a slight chill. Other grapes grown in the area are Godello, Treixadura and Albariño.
 
Even farther inland, with a much drier climate is D.O. Monterrei. This area is mostly known for dry whites made with Doña Blanca, Treixadura and Godello. Some reds are also produced from Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Galicia View all

  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Savagnin

  • Godello

    The Godello grape hails from northwestern Spain. It is most famously planted in the Valderorras region. It is thought...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Galicia

  • Rías Baixas

      This region lies along the Atlantic coastline in Galicia, in the northwest part of Spain. ...

  • Valdeorras

    “Valley of Gold” is the literal translation for Valdeorras, located inland in Northwest Spain. ...

  • Monterrei

  • Ribeira Sacra

    Wines made from Mencia grape. The origins of the grape are not clear. While there seems to be a...

  • Ribeiro

Popular Wineries in Galicia View all

  • Adegas Galegas

    Adegas Galegas began its activity in 1995 with the acquisition of “Viñedos de Goián” and “Condasa...

  • A Coroa

    Although A Coroa is a family run winery, it has current, up-to-date wine-making equipment. Sens...

  • Bodegas Valdesil

    The dream of a visionary winegrower has come to fruition, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm...

  • sucesores de benito santos s.l.

    we are one of the oldest wineries in rias baixas. Benito santos fue uno de los founding fatehrs o...

  • Bodegas Castro Martin

    A small family owned and managed wine cellar making top quality albariño wines that are now so...

  • Adega Condes de Albarei

    The Condes de Albarei winery makes high quality wines only with the Albarino grape. This is an ar...

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Vina Zaco Albarino Rías Baixas 2015

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    Frosted lemon, mineral salinity and hints of white peach on the nose with a whiff of sea breeze. Tart, rich and refreshing on the palate, this brings zesty grapefruit, lemon and melon fruit flavors alongside a bite of acidity, finishing with citrus zest and creamy melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rias Baixas Do Sketch 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Do Ferreiro Albariño 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Albariño Marieta Rias Baixas 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £9.50 from a shop in London [www.oddbins.com ... a white wine grape grown in Galicia [north-west Spain] and northern Portugal. It has a thick skin to withstand the damp climate oif this area. Some think it is related to reisling and was brought here by 12th century monks while others think it is related to peti... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bodega Regina Viarum Regina Viarum Mencia 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Albariño Marieta Rias Baixas 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Ramón Do Casar Treixadura Ribeiro 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Ladera Sagrada a Portela 2013

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    Good, but a with a watery pinot style of body this was full of diluted red fruit, pepper and spice. 82 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Bodegas Abanico Rua Valdeorras 2010

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    Unique to say the least. Another, in what was a completely different night of wine tasting at the house. Cider vinegar right off the bad, not exacting the kind of intro that we'd thought, but different. After sitting and warming this develops a green herbal quality and a drop of honey that alone doesn't really set off any green lights, but with ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Burgans Rias Baixas Albarino 2014

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    She said it was just fine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Galicia - Northwest Spain is the net for the famous Albariño is one of the oldest wines in the world in it configuration. Alba (Latin) means "white" and riño the river "Rhine". Correct written is Alba- not "Alva-". The Roman Empire brought this wine to Galicia, as the Spanish Peninsula was part of the Roman Empire till 500 a.c.. That means aroun...

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