DO Rías Baixas

Galicia (Spain)


This vine-growing region in Galicia, situated to the west and south of the province of Pontevedra and right in the heart of the Rías Baixas, has managed to place its white wines firmly on the map of great international wines. It is presently one of the Spanish DOs with the highest exports. Historically, according to tradition, it was the Cistercian monks of the Monastery of Armenteria who expanded the planting of vines in the 12th Century.

The deciding factor in this success is the native white grape Albariño, which is a variety that responds well to careful nurture in the vineyard and to new techniques in wine-processing methods. This all results in very fresh, aromatic, fruity, characterful wines, thereby convincing any critics and winning over even the most demanding palates. Other less popular white varieties include Caíño Blanco, Treixadura and Loureiro, which some wineries use to blend with the main grape. Considered highly too are barrel-fermented Albariños.

With a markedly Atlantic climate, abundant rainfall and mild temperatures throughout the year, the Regulating Council divides this area into 5 sub-zones according to the soil type and micro-climate of each region: Val do Salnés, Condado de Ulla, O Rosal, Soutomaior and Ribera de Ulla. One of the distinguishing features of traditional vine-growing is the planting of vineyards, with vines trained on pergolas to protect them from the damp soil and allow them better exposure to the sun.


  • Year when the denomination was created: 1988
  • Number of producers: 181
  • Area under vines: 4047.0 ha.

Regulatory Council


Plaza de Pedreira, 10
36002 Pontevedra
+34 986 854 850

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