Mar de Frades
Open To Visits
Visitor Tasting Room
Mar de Frades represents the deeply rooted traditions of the historic home of the Albariño varietal: Val do Salnés.
Val do Salnés is where the story of mono-varietal Albariño wines began, and where the most sophisticated white wines from Spain are made, characterized by their freshness and aromatic intensity.
Mar de Frades is in a privileged location: the Arousa estuary overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Mar de Frades means Sea of the Friars in Galician language and is also the name of a place on the Arousa estuary near the mouth of the Umia river. History has it that pilgrims used to disembark at Mar de Frades on their route to the Camino de Santiago.
The winery's modern design resembles a sailboat. It is an innovative winery, whose iconic blue bottle symbolizes the modernity of Atlantic wines.