Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

The mother of the wine you send a Christmas recipe: put a few measures of illusion, a pinch of friendship and a little tenderness. Bake the mixture in a spirit patient. Present it wrapped in smiles and accompany him with these melodies from the heart.


The Adega O Casal S.A.T. born in 2000, consisting of five members led by the highest regard with the tradition of the witnesses who feel moved by a great love for the land. The aim of this winery is making a special wine to taste levels starting with the vineyard inherited from ancestors and growing slowly, gently work done by craftsmen, combining traditional knowledge with the necessary technological advance.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


The Adega Docampo-Gacio is a winery that makes a eco production. Its aim is to produce high quality wines free of sulphites.

Monday, December 21, 2009


The Adega da Pinguela is a small winery with a vocation to be. It has a limited production, but is more than just a winery, is an expression of terroir in wine come true Ventura, a name that put the wine in honor of his grandfather, who emigrated to Cuba. The winery is located in privileged surroundings and is only found in this charming landscape overlooking the Valley of A Rúa. Highlight the part exacavada in the mountains, the cave where located the wooden casks for aging wine. In the near future they intend to seek originality and differentiation of their wines are synthesized in the expression of the terrain and get to reach the expressiveness of the vineyard.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Did you know the owner of the winery Chan de Ouro is one of the greatest expressions of the winemaking tradition of Valdeorras, since he likes to make the whole process that entails the production of wine?

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Did you know that the winery Cepado received II award for best-tasting mencia Fair Wine Valdeorras 2009?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Did you know that the Adega Avelina S.A.T. has a restaurant in which they serve wine from the cellar?

This is a family home warehouse located in a charming place, where there are caves under the house as a warehouse.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Alan de Val launches the first wine 100% Brancellao

This first Valdeorras harvest have produced 1,000 bottles.

La Voz

A Rúa's winery Alan de Val has launched A Costiña, the only wine made exclusively from grapes Brancellao that exists in the market. Backed by Valdeorras Guarantee of Origin, this is a wine made Brancellao, that after a passage through French oak barrels for four months, has relied on hold a year before going on sale.

Final production of A Costiña 2007 is 1,000 bottles, which have been released for a higher price to 30 euros. It comes in a burgundy bottle of 75 cl, in an individual case.

According to the tasting notes, wine is a "full-bodied, well covered, bright red and purple trim. Sweet aroma to red fruits jam and licorice, with hints of violet flowers and almond blossom. In mouthfeel is broad, good acidity and well integrated tannins with a long, mineral aftertaste. It is a wine "with a personality that will evolve well in bottle over the next five years" and is presented to accompany perfect 'all kinds of meats, especially stews and game, as experts say.

The recovery of this wine joins others in which it works within Valdeorras Guarantee of Origin as making toast.

Photo of Alan de Val:

Friday, December 11, 2009


This new website has a dynamic and interative size which will incorporate a programming for the whole year 2010. is available in three languages (galician, spanish and english) and moreover it has an agile structure.

Here we can find a complete menu about the Guarantee of Origin and the region of Valdeorras with information concerning the Regulatory Council, the weather, the types of grapes, the wines, the soils, the wine cellars and the cycle of the wine. More information about the own region of Valdeorras, its craftwork, “fiestas” and the gastronomy with recipes to pairing Mencia and Godello is also available.

All this is supplemented with a visual structure where the videographic imaging developes an important role.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


In the rural Valdeorras, just like in the rest of Galicia, and many parts of the world, the western calendar, is based on the nature's cycles. In this way, the wine, as well as other crops, has its own cycle with the seasons of the year. Here it is in this video, the cycle of wine corresponding to the wine harvest, in Autumn time.

Related celebrations date back to the days when wine was a bridge between Gods and men. So that in Valdeorras the cultural oral tradition is still alive and that is the reason why, older harvesters while vintaging, relieve their fatigue with popular songs of oral tradition.

Despite this times where we live in rural depopulation around the world, it is a pleasure and fortune to see in this region that new generations of boys and girls follow the traditions of their grandparents going to harvest with them.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dear friends

Sorry for the inconvenience again. The web site continues to transfer data to the server because of the volume of audiovisual content. We appreciate your understanding and we hope to continue with us in the coming days.

We wish you a good weekend.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Valdeorras is, in itself , the mother of the wine:

because there the Romans planted the first vineyards

for being the seed of different but at the same time unique names Godello, Dona Branca, Mencía, Merenzao, Brancellao, Souson, Negreda, Grao Negro...

because its ancestors, from the ancient times, gave shape to the vineyards with their hands , till they became a part of themselves,

because testify the birth of an Origin Denomination, which was one of the first in Spain

because in itself, each stone is placed, and every piece of land contains milenary different names
because wine growerings and owners of the wine cellars swing , pamper their wines with the background and the unique memories from the microcosmos in each vineyards

because Valdeorras, was capable of sintetice ,with its essence, the sincretism from the wine all along the time, making us feel