Rias Baixas is located in the Galacia region of Northwestern Spain and enjoys a cool, coastal climate. The region is best known for producing Albariño, a crisp and clean tasting white wine that rivals wines from the world’s renowned white wine-producing regions, including France’s Loire Valley, New Zealand, and the Rhine region of Germany.
Begin your Rias Baixas exploration with these 15 wineries:
Founded in 2005, Paco y Lola is the fruit of a business initiative of a group of independent winegrowers from O Salnés who wanted to take their production to the highest professional level. These growers formed a cooperative with over 400 members, the largest in DO Rías Baixas. Paco y Lola farms almost 500 acres of vineyards situated over more than 1800 plots of land, and practices small lot winemaking with strong regional character. Learn More
Pazo San Mauro winery was acquired in 2003 by Rioja’s Marqués de Vargas winery. The owners have invested heavily in historic restoration and the construction of a new wine cellar, with the most advanced technologies for fine wine production. Situated in Condado do Tea, the 75-acre estate benefits from exceptional soil, exposure and protection from northern winds to achieve ideal ripeness levels. The vines are terraced on slopes descending to the Miño River, and consist primarily of Albariño, as well as Loureiro, Treixadura and Torrontés with an average age of 30 years.
The Martín family has been producing Albariño in the village of Barrantes (Salnés) for generations, originally for consumption by friends, family and a few local restaurants. In 1981, Domingo Martin decided it was time to expand; he built the current cellar of Bodegas Castro Martín sourcing from 27.1 acres of vineyards. Castro Martín wines have a distinctive, but typically fresh and zesty Albariño style, characterized by at least 5 to 6 months on the lees. Learn More
Condes de Albarei was founded in 1988 by a small group of vine growers from the Salnés Valley, who united their efforts and vineyards to make and market excellent, high-quality Albariños. Condes de Albarei was the first Spanish white wine to earn a Gold Medal at the Challenge International du Vin in Bordeaux in 1991, and ever since, their wines have earned the highest recognition. A benchmark wine from DO Rías Baixas, Condes de Albarei Albariño is the flagship brand of the winery. Learn More
The historic Santiago Ruiz winery is located in an idyllic, peaceful setting surrounded by several acres of old vines trellised in the traditional style. The winery strives to honor tradition with the latest advances in technology, supported by a state-of-the-art winemaking facility completed in 2007. The 94-acre estate is based in the heart of O Rosal, and encompasses Albariño, Loureiro, Treixadura, Caiño Blanco and Godello, all native varieties that are included in the final blend. Learn More
Rectoral do Umia is located in the Salnés Valley of DO Rías Baixas, where the Albariño grape is known for its highest quality and character. The winery was founded in 2009 with a depth of knowledge developed over more than 50 years of wine industry experience. Rectoral do Umia produce wines of excellent quality with the latest technology. Learn More
Morgadío is the easternmost inland estate of DO Rías Baixas, located in the sub-region of Condado do Tea. A pioneer in Albariño trials, Morgadío was one of the first wineries to join the Rías Baixas appellation, with most of its vineyards planted on an experimental basis before the appellation was created. The vineyard area was gradually expanded over the years to its current 98.8 acres. Morgadío produces 100% estate-bottled Albariño. Learn More
Terra de Asorei is an association of top growers belonging to DO Rias Baixas who have joined forces to produce premium, 100% Albariño wines. Located in the Salnés Valley with over 172 acres of vineyards averaging more than 20 years of age, the winery benefits from a beneficial Atlantic climate with mild temperatures and generous, but not excessive rainfall. Terra de Asorei combines the passion of a family-owned company with the professionalism of a larger organization to produce Terra de Asorei, Pazo Torrado and Nai e Señora wines. Learn More
Founded in 1985, Bodegas La Val was one of the first wineries in the region to source grapes solely from its own vineyards. The vineyards span more than 148 acres in the sub-regions of Condado de Tea and O Rosal, divided into four estates. Soil types range from alluvial and granite to slate, allowing the winery to produce terroir-driven wines with a range of complexity and minerality. Learn More
Founded in 1988, Lagar de Besada was one of the first bonded wineries in DO Rias Baixas. The family takes great pride in the selection of the best Albariño grapes; their longstanding dedication combined with attention to detail at every stage and careful production techniques such as extended lees aging results in wines of authentic character. Learn More
Pazo de Señorans is a family business on the site of a 16th century Pazo manor house. The winery is entirely focused on the Albariño variety. Pazo de Señorans honors the typicity of the Albariño grape and the aging capacity of their wines to produce the best expression of Rias Baixas winemaking. Learn More