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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Bodegas Terras Gauda

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

  • Bodegas Valdesil

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

  • Adega Condes de Albarei

    The Condes de Albarei winery makes high quality wines only with the Albarino grape. This is an ar...

  • A Coroa

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

  • 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...

  • Bodegas Viña Mein

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

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Pazo de Monterrey White Blend Monterrei 2006

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    Pale in color with rich notes of ripe bosc pear, white flowers and a touch of banana and raw macadamia nuts. Ooh, very round, soft and lush in the mouth, with medium acidity peaking right at the finish, pronouncing the soft white fruit and slightly herbal flavors. Albeit slightly hollow on the mid palate, this is a delicious wine, rich and sligh... Read More

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz


  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2007

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    Pale gold color to this wine with a nose that seems to call for your attention while giving a riff on what it means to be a peach. Nectarine? Oh wait, melons from the south of France, orange and intense, ripe and rich. Or was it a mango in disguise, I love the indecision as I return to it for the next surprise. In the mouth I love the light spri... Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Pazo de Monterrey White Blend Monterrei 2006

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    Pale yellow color to this pretty wine. The nose of which is sweet tarts with a lemony subtext. Really a pretty nose, that shows a floral hints framed by cream curtains. In the mouth this wine is zesty and alive, fresh and vibrant and yet has a creamy streak down the middle frames by acidity on the sides. Think more of the same from the nose, and... Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Adegas Galegas Rias Baixas Veigadares 2006

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    This is a great white wine. The combination of albarino,treixadura and lourerio grapes, mostly albarino, makes the wine both tart and sweet. I love Albarino's but it can be at times tart. The addition of the two other grapes makes thisp erfect. Its crispy and goes well with fish and chicken. Read More

    Wine review by wine queen


  • Adegas Galegas Rias Baixas Veigadares 2006

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    Wine review by wine queen


  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2006

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    Have not met an Albarino that I didnt like. This one is special as I had this first in a restaurant with my best friend and ever since I have been emotional tied. This one is my favorite of all of the Albarinos that I have tasted exhibiting a Viognier like nose of dried apricots and peaches with a medium weight, and pure, clean flavors. Great w... Read More

    Wine review by treg906


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2005

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    Nice, my first albarino. Distinctly different than other whites I drink, notable Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin blank. I get some lush fruitiness and a little spice. Long lasting finish, looking forward to searving to guests with some spicy camarones! Read More

    Wine review by LuvsChandon


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas 2006

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    Wine review by kk2323


  • Albarino D' Fefinane Rias Baixas W 2007

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    Lightly effervescent and delicate golden color. The nose is a bit musty with some woody notes that I at first took for cork, but it may not be. On the palate it is mustier, and I'm starting to think this is a bad bottle. The finish sums it up, lightly corked, but just enough as to where it loses it's freshness. Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Finca de Arantei White Albarino 2005

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    Wine review by Newbiwon Kenobi


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