Burgans is a custom cuvee by Martín Códax, the largest cooperative in Rías Baixas founded in 1986 under the guidance of Luciano Amoedo. Over the last three decades, what started as 50 families and small plots of Albariño scattered around the village of Cambados has grown to include almost 600 families and well over 3000… Read more »

Eidos de Padriñán

Founded in 2000 by local growers, Adega Eidos produces Albariño from grapes grown exclusively in and among the gardens of Sanxenxo in the parish of Padriñán, located at the southern extreme of Rías Baixas’ Val do Salnes subdistrict. The ‘Eidos’ (garden arbors) in Sanxenxo – 100 acres of which Adega Eidos owns – are traditionally… Read more »

Fedellos do Couto

Dominated by a network of canyons carved by the Miño and Sil, Ribeira Sacra is a rugged and beautiful place to make wine. Fortunately these tortuously steep hillsides had already been largely terraced by the engineering-mad Romans. It may have been hard work to farm these slopes – in fact it still is – but agriculture… Read more »


The high quality and extreme scarcity of Galicia’s legendary Albariño assured its perennial position as Spain’s (and one of Europe’s) most expensive wine grapes. The high cost tempted many to stretch production through overproduction and blending, a move that often resulted in frequent disappointment on the part of the adventurous taster. Authentic examples were produced… Read more »

Pazo de Señorans

The influence of Marisol Bueno and Javier Mareque on the founding and development of the DO Rías-Baixas and its primary variety Albariño can be traced back to their purchase, in 1979, of an ancient 16th century country estate, its kiwi orchards and old-vine Albariño vineyards. Located in the town of Meis, within the sub-zone of… Read more »

Rafael Palacios

After leaving his family’s estate in Rioja in 2004, Rafael Palacios settled in the Val do Bibei, a rugged, weathered and off the beaten path sub-zone of Valdeorras, to begin his own independent project. Bordering Ribera Sacra, the Vil do Bibei is a tortured landscape of granitic, terraced slopes with scattered vineyard plots that are… Read more »