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

  • 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...

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...

  • Pazo Pondal

    A perfect expression of the most character-full and classy, Spanish white wines, it flaunts its y...

  • Agro De Bazán

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

  • 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...

  • Lagar de Costa

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

  • A Coroa

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

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Do Ferreiro Albariño 2013

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    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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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Albariño Marieta Rias Baixas 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Ramón Do Casar Treixadura Ribeiro 2015

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    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


  • Torres Pazo Das Bruxas Albarino 2013

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    Quite lovely. Golden in the Glass. Loads of Herbs, Minerals, and Stone Fruit. High level of Acidity, but with a surprising roundness, even oilyness, in the mouth. There seems to be a bit of oak which provides a long, smooth finish. Bits of Orange Rind as it opens up.One of the better Albarinos I have had. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Señorio de Rubios Robalino Albariño 2015

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    Nicely tropical on the nose with some pineapple and nectarine notes alongside more cool notes of green apple and lemon. This has incredible zestiness on the palate with sharp acidity and fruit notes of fresh green apple, pear and green melon, stony minerality and a chalky earthiness towards the finish that touches lightly on cream towards the fi... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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