Bodegas Fillaboa is a stunning, historic estate that only produces limited-edition, small-production 100% Albariño wines. Fillaboa, which means "good daughter" in Galician, is the biggest estate on the property register of Pontevedra and one of the oldest in Galicia.
Bodegas Fillaboa owns 70 hectares (about 175 acres) of vineyards that are planted on rolling slopes, along the southern border of the Tea and Miño Rivers, a natural frontier with Portugal. The estate is divided into 11 distinct vineyard blocks, which create unique and personalized wines. The richness of the vineyard’s soil (which is well drained and extremely suitable for growing high-quality fruit), close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, rainy weather and mild temperatures make Fillaboa a truly special place for growing world-class Albariño.
In 2000 the Masaveu family acquired the Fillaboa estate, one of the oldest farms in Galicia, with a commitment to making it a benchmark of quality not only in Rías Baixas, but in all of Spain. This ambitious project is still pursued to this day under the direction of José Masaveu, who is part of the ‘new generation’ of the Masaveu Family. A wine lover and strong supporter of the unique terroir that has made Fillaboa a brand synonymous with quality around the world, José Masaveu is truly dedicated to making singular wines of excellence.
Bodegas Fillaboa is one of the only wineries in Rías Baixas that makes its wines from 100% estate-owned fruit. The winery is part of the “Grandes Pagos de España,” or “Great Estates of Spain,” an esteemed wine-growing association that promotes the culture of estate-grown wines. The driver of these exceptional estates are Spaniards who truly respect their land and their vines, and who are committed to offering only the best from their vineyards.
The Fillaboa estate is one of the oldest in Galicia and due to its natural heritage, the winery strives to preserve its integrated agriculture by collaborating with a program called ‘Environmental Practices,’ run by the local Galician government. Environmental Practices seeks to ensure environmentally-friendly viticulture among all of its member wineries in Rías Baixas.