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...

  • Albariño

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

  • 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...

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

  • Adega Valdés

    Adega Valdés is the reflection of the vocation and labour of the Valdés family, which has owned 2...

  • Bodegas Terras Gauda

    Both lie in a privileged landscape in the O Rosal valley, close to the mouth of the river Miño in...

  • 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...

  • Bodegas Castro Martin

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

  • Agro De Bazán

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

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Galicia on Snooth

  • La Val Albarino 2014


    Simple and refreshing notes of herbed lemon and green apple on the nose. This is a touch creamy with aged cheese on the palate but there's a lot of freshness here with more green apple and lemon/lime and some minerality on the finish.La Val 2014 is a selection of the best grapes in the estate's three vineyards, in the Condado de Tea sub-region. ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Fillaboa Albariño 2014


    Delicate salinity and notes of melon and green apple on the nose and some soft floral hints. Powerful immediately on entry with driving acidity and good crisp minerality but there's a lot of floral character here with white blossom and sunflower notes amidst peach and lemon, finishing creamy and warm. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2013


    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Paco and Lola Albarino 2011


    Nice alternative to Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Nice citrus, passion fruit and works well with Thai. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105

  • Ferrum Rias Baixas Spain Albarino 2013


    not a bad "original" wine. very mild, slightly dry, hint of sweet and pleasant and kind to the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Terras Gauda 2014


    Intriguingly nutty bouquet of almond and maraschino cherry with more classic white wine notes of lemon meringue and green apple. Palate is lightly spiced and quite velvety with green apple and pear notes, tart acidity and excellent balance, with a finish of toast and butter covered in lemon zest. Beautiful wine.91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Vina Somoza Godello Sobre Lias 2013


    Medium light notes of oregano, melon and lemon brushes the nose with a hint of more spice and minerality in the glass. Chalky green apple and lemon notes in the mouth with a hint of something green showing through and a touch of phenolics as well, this turns steely on the midpalate and nestles down with some butter towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Licia Albarino Rias Baixas 2013


    A whiff of rose petal on the nose with mostly lemon notes. A bit soft in the mouth, this still shows some good acidity and freshness, lots of lemon on the palate, some soft cheese hints make for a creamy finish.88 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Paco & Lola Albarino 2007


    Just love it! Movida are on to a winner to accompany tapas Read More

    Wine review by Josnowball

  • La Cana Albarino 2014


    Binny's 8/28/15. Served at my 69th party. Mostly lady friends, who were stuck on Pinot Grigio, and had never tasted Albarino raved about it. Sadly? for me it was an evening of sipping fine whiskey. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

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