Rías Baixas Designation of Origin

The Rías Baixas Designation of Origin, established in 1988, is located in Galicia, in northwestern Spain, and is divided into five areas in the provinces of Pontevedra and southern A Coruña (Ribeira do Ulla, Val do Salnés, Soutomaior, Condado do Tea, and O Rosal). Each one has its own differences, but with similar climatic, soil, environmental and varietal characteristics.

Rías Baixas lies on wide valleys watered by small rivers on the Atlantic side, the ocean that washes its shores and influences its weather and landscape. This enclave, influenced by an Atlantic climate, is ideal for quality vine growing based on native varieties, mainly white, which are grown in the traditional and unique vine training system, with Albariño standing out above all of them, with more than 95% of the production.


For this Denomination of Origin, the vineyards are located on gentle slopes, at an altitude of less than 300 metres, or in valleys close to the sea and linked to the lower stretches of streams, generally on granitic rocky soils, which are shallow, sandy in texture, acidic, and lacking in nutrients.