Make It an Albariño Weekend…all summer long. The pure choice in white wine, Rías Baixas Albariño pairs perfectly with delectable seasonal dishes including seafood and salads. This issue we’ve included a succulent scallop recipe; a guide to where to eat and sleep in Pontevedra; insights from winemaker Roger Fernandez of Bodegas Vionta; highlights from our Snooth Virtual Tasting led by James Beard award-winning writer, Lyn Farmer; and Rías Baixas Wines in the News. We’ve also added a Where to Buy link so you can find our wines in your local area. Bottom’s up!
Find Your Way to Rías Baixas – Travel Guide to Pontevedra!
Now that the summer season is upon us, many travelers will be headed to Spain to take in all of the breathtaking scenery and wineries. In Rías Baixas, the original Roman town of Pontevedra makes a great “home base” for exploring the region – it’s a wonderful walkable experience. Our recent guide to Pontevedra provides enticing insights on where to sleep and eat.
The best way to learn more about a wine region – if you can’t travel there yourself – is to get insights from the winemakers who live and work there. We asked Roger Fernandez of Bodegas Vionta
, located in the Rías Baixas sub-region of Salnés, three questions we were curious about.
Here are his answers.
Since Rías Baixas Albariño hails from the Atlantic Coast where fresh water and sea water mix, the region is renowned as a sea-faring place. A wide range of fresh fish is a prized local delicacy available year-round. Stateside, we can enjoy plenty of options too – with the original recipes
featured on our website – including our latest addition, Seared Scallops with Citrus Salsa and Warm Sherry Vinaigrette. Get the recipe.
Top 8 Takeaways from the Snooth Virtual Tasting with James Beard Award-Winning Writer Lyn Farmer
Rías Baixas Wines recently joined forces with Snooth and our Voice of Albariño – James Beard Award-Winning Writer Lyn Farmer – for a virtual tasting of 11 wines with a host of wine bloggers and influencers to usher in summer. The #AccessAlbariño session was met with overwhelming positive feedback from participants. Here
are the Top 8 Takeaways from the experience.