Albarei was founded in 1988 by a small group of vine growers from the Salnés
Valley, who united their efforts and vineyards to make and market excellent, high-quality Albariños. Condes de Albarei was the first Spanish white wine to
earn a Gold Medal at the Challenge International du Vin in Bordeaux in
1991, and ever since, their wines have earned the highest recognition in
both national and international competitions.
Condes de Albarei is a benchmark in D.O. Rías Baixas; Condes de Albarei Albariño is the flagship brand of the winery.
In 2008, Condes de
Albarei acquired Pazo Baión winery, a distinguished property with 54 acres planted
with Albariño vines. Pazo Baión is a single vineyard, estate-bottled
Albariño that rests on fine lees for six months with a limited production
of 40,000 bottles.