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

  • Merlot

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

  • Savagnin

  • Verdelho

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

  • Godello

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

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

  • Agro De Bazán

    A very strict and avant-garde wine-production process, added to the special care and effort ma...

  • Adegas Galegas

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

  • Pazo San Mauro

    The winery Pazo San Mauro, located in the Denominación de Origen Rias Baixas, was acquired in 200...

  • A Coroa

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

  • Lagar de Costa

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

  • 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...

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Sin Palabras Castrovaldes Albarino Rias Baixas Adegas Castro Brey 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bodegas Rafael Palacios Valdeorras Louro Do Bolo NV

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    Wine review by Yolanda 01


  • Moraima Albariño 2012

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    Wine review by adegamoraima


  • Bodegas la Cana Albarino 2012

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    Floral on the nose, nice acidity but a bit too bitter on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Bodegas Rafael Palacios Sabrego Godello 2011

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    Like a Viognier with a bit more spice. Grassy apple melds with apricot for a long, sweet acidic finish. Excellent value. Great experience with an underwing grape variety! Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • Bodegas la Cana Albarino 2012

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    Excellent albarino! Lemon chiffon and peach, a touch of tartness but also some creaminess. Very well balanced with medium crisp acidity and nice mouth feel. Going to stock some more of this for the summer. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Bodegas Rafael Palacios Sabrego Godello 2011

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    Really nice Spanish white from the Godello grape. Ripe peach, melon, a hint of lemon and a touch of perfume on the nose and palate. Medium finish with a touch of viscosity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Moraima Albariño 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Adras Godello 2012

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    Perfect white for a hot summer day. Very crisp acidity, very light in body, and medium finish. Would not stand up well to food. Lots of grapefruit and some lemon pith. decent amount of minerality on the backend. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • Diluvio Albarino Rias Baixas Bodegas Abanico 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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