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

  • Adegas Galegas

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

  • Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes

    Wine is like people, in that the closer it comes t0 its roots, the closer it comes to its real id...

  • 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...

  • Agro De Bazán

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

  • Bodegas Terras Gauda

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

  • Adegas Valmiñor

    Adegas Valmiñor is located in the Valley O Rosal within the guarantee of origin. A mild climate ...

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Peza Do Rei Ribeira Sacra 2007

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    Wine review by PPessoaJr


  • Licia Albarino 2007

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    Peaches and limes on the nose, with a real wet pebble minerality. Lavender joins the peaches in the mouth, its quite nice and oily, viscous for this sort of wine. Solid acidity, giving it that crisp citrus taste. Nice finish on some pleasant oak driven spice. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Salneval Albarino 2007

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    Wine review by MillsandJills


  • Viña Godeval Valdeorras Blanco 2006

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    Wine review by cbarbata


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2007

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    Wine review by sillyrabbit


  • Salneval Albarino 2007

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    Straw colored in the glass. Fairly straightforward with crisp citrus/tropical fruit and mineral notes. Light bodied with a soft, rounded texture. Short but clean finish. Easy drinking. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2007

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    Fresh and Sapid, slightly sparkling on the mouth, Still good equilibrium (85 points)...Good Wine for Mussels Read More

    Wine review by Egnazia


  • Paco & Lola Albarino 2007

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    Great wine with appetizers with friends before heading out to a nice dinner Read More

    Wine review by jdwineent


  • Bodegas Nora Albariño Rías Baixas 2005

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    Crisp, dry, bracing, refreshing.... I can't wait to have this with a Tortilla Espaniola. Read More

    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Atio Albariño Rias Baixas 2004

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    Enjoyed this wine each time I'm in Phoenix but can't find it in Chicago or Birmingham or Nashville - and apparently not online either - too bad because it is quite special ....... I'll have to keep searching! Read More

    Wine review by mike35242


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