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

  • Albariño

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

  • Verdelho

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

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Pazo San Mauro

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

  • Adegas Galegas

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

  • Pazo Pondal

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

  • Bodegas Terras Gauda

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

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Pedralonga Albariño Rías Baixas 2005

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    Wine review by staceybrick


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2005

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    i really love this wine, and i'm not much for whites. but this is wonderful with a fish dish, either spicy or tossed up with some zesty veggies. the tropical fruits in this wine really make it stand out from the more grapefruit nature that a lot of albarinos can have. this one has a bit more starfruit, peaches, and a hit of minerals on the finis... Read More

    Wine review by soulminer


  • Bodegas As Laxas Albariño Rías Baixas 2005

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    THis is clearly a food wine. this ain't for sipping. Went poretty badlywith thai food, which is what albarino is supposed to go with...can't really see it going with anything else. maybe spicy seafood. weird aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Salneval Albarino 2006

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    very good value. not good as a standalone drinker but it went amazingly with pineapple chipotle shrimp stir-fry from fresh direct. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Granbazan Verde Albarino 2006

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    refreshing and lightly flavored. it really accented the meal. Fit great with turkey, fresh salad, and heavier chorizo. Would have liked a little more instensity, but the lightness is what made it so crisp. Read More

    Wine review by akops41


  • Do Ferreiro Albariño Rías Baixas 2011

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    It's got that crisp burst of fruit, but there was a nutty, almost smoky burst on the mid to finish that was really wild. I still am trying to place the taste, but definitely not one I've had in any Albarinos to date. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2005

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    Wine review by cshuart


  • Godeval Godello Valdeorras 2005

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    Loads of Green Apple, almost like a liquid green apple Jolly Rancher. A hint of butter, but not like an annoying, Chardonnay butter bomb. It Killed with Asian Salmon. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf


  • Godeval Godello Valdeorras 2006

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    Wine review by Zootoon


  • Fillaboa Albariño Rías Baixas 2003

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    Alabariño muy elegante y delicioso Read More

    Wine review by ivankevin


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