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

  • Savagnin

  • Godello

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Albariño

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

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

  • Bodegas Viña Mein

    Our modern and functional winery is built on a human scale. This is one of the simple secrets tha...

  • A Coroa

    This winery was founded in 2002 by Angel Lopez who also runs a vine nursery supplying vines to ...

  • 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...

  • Adega Condes de Albarei

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

  • Lagar de Costa

    Lagar de Costa is a family-owned winery, where the work and dedication of three generations, devo...

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Adegas Terra de Asorei Nai Albariño 2016

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    Wine review by 3vino


  • I had a somewhat unusual wine last night with my fish in cheese sauce. It was a ... ... from Valdeorras in  Galicia in Spain, a Godello A Coroa Valdeorras. Godello is a grape indigenous to Valdeorras and the small A Coroa winery specialises in it. It is a dry almost bitter wine with a sour apple,almond and ginger style fruit. Mineral or bland t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • A Coroa Godello Valdeorras 2006

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for ... ... wines from that area of Galicia in north-west Spain. Valdeorras translates as 'valley of gold' as the Romans mined gold here although the river that runs through it is called the River Sil.The godello grape [known as Gouveio in Portugal] is indigenous to Vald... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pazo Cilleiro Albariño Rias Baixas Denominación de Origen 2015

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    silky, buttery chardonnay-like nose. mid body grassy-citrus pomelo taste, sourish aftertaste. Nice but I expected more from 15$ wine... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Altos de Torona Rosal Triple Varietal 2015

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    A blend of three grape varieties: Albarino, Caino, and Loureiro. Very pretty clear golden color. Fairly floral nose. Very light and crisp. Light stone fruit on entry. Super tart. Very simple wine. Good for summer sipping with only the lightest of meals. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Terras Gauda Abadía de San Campio Albarino 2015

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    Remarkably bright golden color. Suggestion of citrus on the nose. The wine starts off with an unfortunate chemical taste, but that whatever that was, it blows off after a few minutes. Lots of acidic fruit flavorscitrus, tropical. Some mineral hints. But now Im getting a metallic thing on the back edges of my tongue. OK wine, but not one th... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño Rías Baixas 2015

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    Light refreshing mineral notes of lemongrass and lemon zest with a hint of mint and white pepper. Generous flavors of ripe peach, melon, persimmon and lemon on the palate with a perky acidity and a hint of effervescence through the midpalate. Finishes light but long with a nice creaminess and more mineral salinity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Terras Gauda Albarino Abadia de San Campio 2015

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    Rich minerality, sea foam and tart lemon aromas open for this on the nose with a lightly floral white blossom note and a hint of peach. This is zesty and bold on the palate particularly on entry with bright pink grapefruit and lemonade notes, a full acidity and touches of melon with a creamy texture towards the finish that holds on for quite a w... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vina Zaco Albarino Rías Baixas 2015

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    Binny's 3/2017. Another wine that I inhaled all buy myself in South Haven on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. So glad I did not have to share. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Pazo de San Mauro Albariño Rias Baixas 2015

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    Honey, lemon zest and blossom aromas are nicely perfumed and inviting with a touch of spice. Fresh lemon, grapefruit and pear on the palate with a focused tartness that switches from salty sea air to melon to green apple in equal proportion before dispensing a final pop of acidity, cream and almond notes on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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