Valdeorras Wine

“Valley of Gold” is the literal translation for Valdeorras, located inland in Northwest Spain. It is reported to be the very first place where grapes were grown and wine produced in Galicia, Spain. Ancient Romans originally came to the area in pursuit of gold. Once they had finished, they began planting grapes and making wine.  For centuries, the vines were overseen by religious orders.  It became a DO in 1945. The region is best known for resurrecting the Godello grape from near-extinction in the 1970s. The landscape is flat or gently rolling, as one would expect from a valley. The vineyards are located on the banks of the Sil river. The climate is primarily continental, with some Atlantic influences. Storms, extreme summe heat, and frost are all risks. 

While the area is most well known for its age-worthy White Godello wines, there are some notable red wines made from the Mencia grape produced as well. 

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  • Verdelho

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

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Godello

    The Godello grape hails from northwestern Spain. It is most famously planted in the Valderorras region. It is thought...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

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  • Bodegas Valdesil

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

  • Adegas Dia-Noite

    If we observe the current wine scene and carefully examine the issues that surround it, we must c...

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