Attis is a family-owned winery founded in2000 by third generation wine growers. Owned by the Fariña family, father Robustiano provides years of experience to support his sons Baldomero andRobustiano, Jr. in their management of the vineyard, winery and business operations.
In order to enhance quality, in 2011 Attis inaugurated a new, modernized winery facility – and hired Jean-François Hébrard for technical advice and ecological cultivation inthe vineyards. These initiatives came into fruition with the 2012 vintage, encompassing all aspects of winemaking, spontaneous fermentation, aging on lees, and a reduction in sulfur usage.
The winery owns 12.3 acres of vineyards, with Albariño vinesranging from 5 to 40 years of age, planted on traditional trellises. The vineyards aredivided into more than 30 plots, ranging from 0. 21 to 1.2 acres in size,reaching up to 328 feet in altitude with views of the Atlantic.
The region’s maritime climate is characterized by mildtemperatures, with abundant rainfall and heavy winds during the year. The vineyardshave granite soil with sandy-clay character.
The winery "AdegasArousa" is named for the locally renowned Ría de Arosa, in tribute to this historic, geographic zone. The area has a high-end gastronomic tradition that results in many excellent pairings for Albariño wines. The winery is located in the heartof the Salnés Valley, between the slopes of Mount Cabalos and Umia.
Thewinery was created in 1999 as social initiativeby three young entrepreneurial winegrowers with roots in the area. The Albariñovineyards have been meticulously planted resulting in a remarkable wine project.
Located in Meder (Pontevedra), in Rías Baixas, Adegas Galegas has been recognized since the beginning for a deep respect for the tradition and quality of its winemaking. The winery aspires to make the most distinguished white wines in Spain with Albariño as the principal grape.
Adegas Galegas was founded in 1995 to unify the winegrowing legacy of two regions of DO Rías Baixas: O Rosal and O Condado.
Grapes are sourced from estate vineyards in Meder and Goián to produce wines like D. Pedro de Soutomaior, considered one of the best white wines from Spain and globally.
Pazos de Lusco lies in the Condado de Tea, in the South of the region, some 40km from the coast. Conditions in this area are just right for grapes to ripen: moderate rainfall, low winter tempertatures and sunny summers, whilst the soil is poor in organic materials , with a high mineral content and excellent drainage.
At the heart of the estate lies the Pazo Piñeiro, a16th Century Pazo or country house surrounded by 5 hectares of vineyards, planted with Albariño grapes.
Production at Pazos de Lusco is very limited. The wine is made in the traditional way of the area, to produce the maximum expression of the vineyard.
Tradition.Family. Friends. Devotion. Vocation. A wide range of words could describe our winery, Adegas Valmiñor, because we are a wide range of great things that lead into the same passion, our wines.
The winery was first stablished in 1997, but our how-to-do tradition is ancestral. We love the Albariño grape, but also the Treixadura, Loureiro, Caíño, Castañal, ... We love our land, O Rosal, and all that it gives to us. We respect it and take care of it because it is our legacy. It is our life.
For more than 100 years we made wines in the traditional method with excellent results, but distribution was limited to the province of Pontevedra. To bring our wines to a wider international audience, we founded the Altos de Cristimil winery in the “Rias Baixas” denomination. We use the most modern methods and winemaking techniques, which extract the maximum potential from our grapes while respecting their natural character. The partial cold maceration and combination of our different coupages, balanced in ideal proportions allows for singular fruit expression, aromatic complexity and freshness.
Our vineyards are situated in the municipality of Meaño, in the
heart of the Salnes, where they benefit from a
superior drainage system to produce high quality grapes and
FAMILY OF WINE PRODUCERS
Over a long history of making wines Altos de Cristimil has received critical acclaim, including many awards in competitions with other Albariño wines.
100 hectare vineyard located on the slope of Mount Galelo (Municipality Tomiño, Pontevedra). Although near the Atlantic and the Minho River , its location halfway up the slope makes it affect neither the mists and moisture of the valley, or existing cold on the peaks . The south orientation ensures good heat stroke, which contributes to a perfect ripening of the grapes .
The history of Bodegas As Laxas dates to 1975 when the family of Simon Ferro completed their inaugural harvest. As Laxas was one of the first wineries in Rías Baixas (prior to the official founding of the DO) and is a founding member of the Regulation Council of 1986.
The winery is located in the Miño River Valley, in the village of Arbo. The vineyards are over 30 years old and are planted on south-facing granite terraces between 500 and 650 feet. The exceptional micro-climate is characterized by mild temperatures with an annual average of 60ºF, very little frost and abundant rainfall. This micro-climate is ideal for ripening, characterized by a higher sugar content and lower acidity level than more northerly areas of Rías Baixas that face more variable climates.
Bodegas Chaves S.L. is a family business with a great wine tradition background since that it was founded more than half a century ago, specifically in 1955, by José Chaves.
The Chaves family was actively present in the creation of the recognized D.O. Rías Baixas, being this way the second winery in order of inscription and also was the first to elaborate the prestigious albariños of the Salnés Valley, as is evidenced by its Diploma to the First Albariño Grower in Cambados, village that was recently named European City of Wine 2017.
The winery produces their albariño from its own vineyards, which helps the sanitary control of the grapes and respects the environment. Its aim is: 'listen to the land and only act when it’s necessary', and that's why they have reduced to the maximum the application of biocide or plant protection products and they count with the first vineyards of ecological cultivation of the area.
Its vineyards are located in a privileged place between the villages of Cambados, Ribadumia and Meis, in the province of Pontevedra, very little above the sea level and the parent rock granite. These orographic characteristics give its wines a complex structure, mineral and with an extraordinary aromatic range. They are called wines of 'atlantic freshness' because of their freshness and the influence of sea breezes throughout its production process.
Castel de Fornos is the name of the first vineyard and first wine of the winery. Castel is a designation comparable to Grand Cru, an ideal place for the vine growing, that the Chaves family have in the place of Fornos, the place where the whole family saga was born.
Bouza do Rei is situated in Ribadumía in the heart of the Salnés Valley, between the estuaries of Arousa and Pontevedra, the largest coastal plain in Galicia. Established in 1984, Bouza do Rei was one of the first wineries registered in DO Rías Baixas with only 49.4 acres.
At present, Bodegas Bouza do Rei oversees the production of more than 247.1 acres of vineyards, averaging over twenty years of age. The vines are trellised on traditional granite posts, raised high above to prevent undue exposure to moisture, while maximizing their exposure to the sun and facilitating daily vineyard management and harvesting.
The winery uses the most modern technology available in the elaboration of its prestigious wines: state-of-the-art pneumatic presses, cooling equipment, filtering and micro-filtration presses, and stainless steel tanks for the elaboration and conservation of the wine.
The Martin family have been producing Albariño in the village of Barrantes for generations, originally for local 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 Martin, with a capacity of 300,000 liters.
The first vintage in the current wine cellar was 1982, with more than than 30 vintages celebrated since at Bodegas Castro Martin. Located in the heart of the Salnés Valley, Castro Martin owns a total of 27.1 acres of vineyards, in locations that benefit from typical, sandy, alluvial soils on a base of granite and quartz. It is this soil and extended aging, combined with the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean that gives all Castro Martin wines their distinctive, but typically fresh and zesty Albariño style.
The winery is one of the original founding members of DO Rías Baixas, created in 1988, and has always been a family-owned and managed business. Today it is run by Domingo’s daughter Angela, who is also a biologist and qualified winemaker.
The philosophy of the business is to make the best wine possible using new innovation whenever possible, while also respecting the traditions of the denomination. The winery is also unique in that every wine they make is aged for at least 5 to 6 months on the lees. This technique not only adds to the complexity of the wine, but also extends the aging potential of each release.
Castrobrey is a family winery founded by José Castro Brey and Isabel Pereiro in 1983. Building on three generations of experience, the winery represents the model of the perfect fusion of artisan production with the most advanced techniques of cold maceration and controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
The winery is located in Ulla Subarea, 12 miles from Santiago de Compostela. It is a warmer valley with a tradition of granite viticulture. Castrobrey is supplied with 22.2 hectares of own vines trained on high trellises, where Albariño, Treixadura, Godello , Torrontés whites as well as red Caiño and Mencia are cultivated.
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