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...

  • Verdelho

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

  • 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 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...

  • Bodegas Valdesil

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

  • Pazo San Mauro

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

  • Bodegas Viña Mein

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

  • Adegas Galegas

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

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Marques de Caceres Deusa Nai Albarino 2011

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    Wine review by jessicapants


  • Pazo Torrado Albarino Rias Baixas 2011

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    Paired well with tortilla Guadiana Read More

    Wine review by matt starke


  • Licia Albariño Rías Baixas Licia 2011

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    Mary said it was the best white of the year (June 2013). Of course it should be noted, her total to date summer white wine samplings now number two. She consumed this with her friend, Joyce, while I was in Texas visiting our 23 month old granddaughter. I have placed an order for another half case, so I might too enjoy this Albarino. Those additi... Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Bodegas Terras Gauda Albarino Abadia de San Campio Case of 24 Bottles 2011

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    golden delicious apple, hay , citrus in the backgroundserved with citrus scallops and shaved spring veg Read More

    Wine review by Merindadk


  • Terras Gauda O Rosal 2011

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    Terras Gauda is a good wine but one which does not quite justify its price. You can talk to many Gallegos who will tell you that once this bodega got pretty big the quality of the wine started to suffer. It's still a good wine but one that is more at home in the 13-15 dollar range. Read More

    Wine review by wke3


  • Bodegas Terras de Lantano Albarino Vina Cartin Rias Baixas NV

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    Do yourself a favor and try this under appreciated Albarinho wine from Galicia. It is one of the best Galician whites at this price level. Has had a higher rating than Terras Gaudas at half the price. Read More

    Wine review by wke3


  • Albarino Pazo Senorans 2011

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    Not much in the way of aromas, although, son-of-a-gun, there is a mint thing happening. Very pleaant on the palate. Initial sensation is crisp and refreshing. Noticealbe apple flavor--Granny Smith to be specific. Apple note comes with pleasant acid structure, US$17.99 at Total WIne Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Mar de Frades Albariño Rías Baixas 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by clarioss


  • Albarino Estylo Puro 2011

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    Pale yellow colour with very slight green tinge. A complex yet subtle nose (floral - not really perfume but more sweet grass/wildflower/chamomile tea, honey, stonefruit, and just a hint of salty/sharp minerality. Really intense and complex on the palate, which was a nice surprise. No oak and complex fruit ranging from crisp apple to sweet stonef... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Vionta Albariño Rías Baixas 2001

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    Excellent flavor balance with black paella! Read More

    Wine review by Pakeshi


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