Appellation of Origin
The Appellation of Origin Rías Baixas is a small wine-growing area located in the northwest of Spain, in the region of Galicia. Although in the Rías Baixas there is a deep winemaking tradition, which is inherited generation after generation, it is from 1988, with the establishment of its Regulatory Council, when the wine sector acquires a fundamental weight in the development of the economy of this territory. One of the determining factors is the commitment to native varieties, in particular albariño, resistant to the adverse climatology typical of this territory that confers quality and genuine origin to wines of a marked Atlantic character.
Conditioned by the own smallholding of Galicia, this Appellation of Origin currently has an area of ??4,061 hectares, spread over more than 21,825 plots. The wise and expert hands of more than 5,550 vine growers in this area bet on traditional viticulture, characterized by the trellis, this unique system of conduction conditions that the work of pruning and harvesting must be done by hand. The Rías Baixas Appellation of Origin is located especially in the province of Pontevedra and a small part in the province of A Coruña. It is also divided into five sub-areas Val do Salnés, O Rosal, Ribeira do Ulla, Condado do Tea and Soutomaior. The Val do Salnés area is expanded by the municipalities of Caldas de Reis, Cambados, O Grove, Meaño, Meis, Ribadumia, Sanxenxo, Vilanova de Arousa and Vilagarcía de Arousa, all of them from the province of Pontevedra. O Rosal has the municipalities of O Rosal and Tomiño, both from Pontevedra. Condado do Tea covers the municipalities of Salvaterra de Miño, As Neves, Arbo, Salceda de Caselas and A Cañiza, located in Pontevedra, as well as Soutomaior, which includes the Town Hall with the same name; while in Ribeira do Ulla it focuses on the municipality of Vedra, being the only area that encompasses the province of A Coruña.