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.
Cristina Mantilla has been making our wines since our group was established in 1997. Chemical Degree for the prestigious University of Santiago de Compostela and after that post-graduated in Oenology and Viticulture in Madrid. She started working not only in Rías Baixas as her experience also starts growing beyond Galicia borders. In 97 Carlos Gómez laid the foundation stone of the winery and Cristina Mantilla decided to join and give birth to a very young project that was starting from zero, young, dynamic and with a very clear idea: to use the most modern technology combined with a very deep loyalty to tradition.
Cristina is the first and sole winemaker from the very first vintage of all the wines elaborated by the winery and the wines she also makes in our winery in Ribera del Duero. Cristina shows a great commitment with several principles: loyalty to the unique character of the albariño grape and as it can be demonstrated in Valmiñor, an intense work with the mouth of the wines from Rías Baixas so they can be long, with structure and complexity using for that excellent quality of grapes, with high average age of the vineyards and cold maceration in order to obtain a good intensity.
Cristina has also gone further in the Oenology world making unique wines in Spain as a 100% loureiro and she is also about to launch the first rosé wine ever made in Galicia. She is definitely a pioneer in making unique wines in Galicia.
Nominee for Best WInemaker 2013 by Wine Enthusiast