Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

The Regulatory Council of D.O. Valdeorras, the winemakers and the entire team of "the mother of the Vine"  wish you  Merry Christmas .

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Synergy as a marriage between Valdeorras wine and Lulavai music

 The story of Lulavai started at the "Arts and Crafts School" in Vigo, the place where these four women met. (Paula Oanes, Josefa Fernández, Lorena Reinaldo e Elena Paz) They study celtic harp with the teacher Rodrigo Romaní, and become members of the folk orchestra Sondeseu, playing their music on many different stages in Spain and other European contries. At the end of 2007, they decided to create Lulavai, a new project where the band mixes the sound of celtic harps and human voices, performing with their own sound traditional tunes as well as new compositions. On March 2008, Lulavai was selected as one of the finalist groups of the "Festival Cancioneiros" contest, suported and created by the "Barrie de la Maza foundation. After that they started to play around Galicia and Europe. On April 2010 they public their first CD, "CorDasVerbas". 

The commitment of these four artists with the products of Galicia is evidentcon with the collaboration with their song Amalgama  for the development of  DO Valdeorras Web Portal videos. From the mother of wine want to show our thanks, sharing your music with you, our family, at this time so special.


Friday, December 17, 2010

The D.O. Valdeorras opens tomorrow, Saturday, from 12.00, the photo exhibit "A Universe in each look" with works of Will Agar.

Tomorrow, Saturday 18 December, from 12.00, was inaugurated at the headquarters of the  Regulatory Council DO Valdeorras, the photo exhibit "A Universe in each look", that will this year with works donated by veteran photographer from Minneapolis, Will Agar.

The initiative, which departs from the direction of dovaldeorras.tv Web Site, aims to bring art into photo mode, this proposal will bring to the region of  Valdeorras each year importants works of international photographers.

For its first edition the Regulatory Council has invited the veteran photographer from Minneapolis, Will Agar, who gave 25 pictures for a year, the Regulatory Council to share them with anyone interested in this art. In turn, Will Agar, who is recognized as a lover of this land, but only known through online media, announced their expressed desire to visit in the near future in order to "feel these wines and the land to portray ".

The exhibition which the opens tomorrow, will remain at the headquarters of the  Regulatory Council DO Valdeorras (Nacional 120, km 463, Vilamartín Valdeorras, Ourense) until 18 January, and cougth be visited   from 9:00 to 15:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 (excepting Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday). From this date,become traveling through the various city Council, at the request of such prior agreement with the DO, in order, to bring all the people of the region's commitment contractingValdeorras with people through art.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The growing demand Godello Valdeorras, makes it out the bottling of the new harvest more than a month

The depletion of stocks of the 2009 harvest, it makes more holds the Regulatory Council requesting permission to begin the process of pouring the new crop.

The increasing demand for wine Godello, has led to several wineries requested permission from the Regulatory Council to start bottling wine from the new harvest, and thus to meet the growing demand for these wines.

Although the situation is the same for all warehouses, it becomes clear that the Valdeorras Godello is a significant demand situation. Much blame for the foreign market value and demand ever greater extent these wines.

The chairman of the Regulatory Council, José Luís García Pando said that those wineries that do not focus their markets and are committed to export have many more defenses before the crisis which is a feature of the internal market. Thus supporting the initiative that many winemakers have taken the commitment to internationalization of its wines.



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The great-value prices treasured DO Valdeorras wines help overcome the crisis in 2010

The number of bottles sold in 2010 is close to 2009 in the Ourense´s Designation of Origin .

The great value price of the wines that D.O. valdeorresa conducive to the units sold in 2010 will equate to those of the previous season with numbers of around three million bottles, temporarily alleviating the crisis.

Prices ranging between six and eight euros per bottle in direct sales, and increase to between eleven and eighteen euros in restaurants, make that Valdeorras wines a successful bet by the consumer. Thus the number of units sold has declined over the previous year, unlike other designations that highlight their products at higher prices.This fact, factors such as specialization are helping consumers in this sector, positioning and promotional policies carried out since the Regulatory Council and the wineries and the boom and recognition that these wines are reaching an international level.

In any case, and from the Regulatory Council, we announced that the situation can be reversed if we maintain the current economic trend, as the budget deficit in the home can affect the purchase of a product that is not considered first need.



Friday, December 3, 2010

The export of wines from Galicia is growing five times more than the rest of Spain, in 2010

United States, UK and Switzerland are among countries that open their palates to Galician wine.

While world wine experts such as American Richard Halstead, Wine Intelligence Chief Executive, qualifies as excellent wines from Galicia including them in the luxury wine category, the Galician winery began its commitment to the international promotion and positioning abroad.

Although the crisis is no stranger to the world of wine. Galician wine industry is fighting fiercely against it based on the production, development and promotion of high quality wines that fail to satisfy the most demanding palates. Not only in Spain, as shown by recent wine awards collected by the different DO Galicia, but internationally as is evident in export growth last year, managing to export five times more than the sum total of the sector nationally.

This adaptation is based on innovation that is taking place in the production of wines from different appellations of origin from which, together with a change in trends, with sights set on the foreign market, make the wine industry in the region a prolific commitment to the future.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Valdeorras winemaking process

During the past year D.O. Valdeorras, through its web portal, has collected various pieces audivisual formats showing the winemaking process in the Shire.

In order to show all concerned the care and expertise that different wineries Valdeorras put in making their wines, the dovaldeorras.tv Web site, has collected several videos of different stages. From pruning to bottling, through different seasons of the year you can continue on its Web site, complete and produce teaching as one of the most appreciated wines in the country.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Washington and San Francisco will be among the destinations of the DO Valdeorras in 2011

After the success in New York, the D.O. Valdeorras return to the Atlantic Ocean in 2011 headed for Washington and San Francisco.

The great reception received by the Valdeorra´s wines in the Great match of New York, has attracted the attention of wine experts in the country of the stars and stripes, becoming a must for 2011. Has this regard is also outgoing monitoring being carried from Russia to these wines, becoming effective with visits conducted by technicians from the country last month.

While still investigating the Regulatory Council to offer a product adapted to new  and dynamics trends that characterize this sector. Jorge Mazaira, head coach of Regulatory Council Valdeorras, has been immersed in the study of the target process with Acacia wood.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Valdeorras awards photos of their land

Roman Novoa, Jose Pereira and David, the Jose´s son, pose at the awards ceremony held last Saturday at the headquarters of the Regulatory Council of Valdeorras.

The love of the land and passion for photography come together in the First Exhibition of Photography and digital imaging "The world of wine in Valdeorras". The awards, hosted by José Luis García Pando, president of the Regulatory Council, and the Chief Technical Jorge Mazaira; donate their photographs to the Denomination of Origin.
Through this initiative, the Regulatory Council intends to show its commitment to new technologies and their reflection on the art.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Surveys continue to Godello Valdeorras



Again, the winery  Rafael Palacios given due recognition includes in this case, the Gourmet Wine Guide.

Gourmets Wine Guide, a pioneer in Spain, was born in 1983 with the aim to promote, the independence and rigor, knowledge of Spanish wines. Twenty-six years later, the editorial product goes to his annual meeting with your readers.

Tasting Committee Gourmet Group is composed of 23 practitioners of consensual approach which draws the contents of the Gourmets Wine Guide. In the course of a year, this panel has tasted blind about 5,000 wines and 1,121 selected for review, comment and rate when considered worthy of being among the best in Spain.

One Valdeorras wine and two Rías Baixas  monopolize the top of the Galician wines in this 26 th edition. With a score of 8.5, Laxas  2009 and Pazo San Mauro 2009, both of D.O. Rías Baixas, accompany  Louro do Bolo lías finas 2009 by Rafael Palacios wineries in the honor roll of wines from Galicia.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Valdeorras Godello border on perfection according to the experts


"As sortes 2009" in the winery Rafael Palacios, achieved a score of 99, issued by the Proensa Guide.

Experts have been provided with very high scores to Valdeorras Godellos . If "As Sortes 2009" could touch the perfection with a score of 99 points by Proensa experts , "Louro do Bolo", in the same wells and developed with 92% Godello and 8% Treixadura , he was only 5 points less with a score of 94. The winery Rafael Palacios was accompanied by Guitián which is given to their wines "lees Guitián 2009 "," Guitián 2008 "and " Guitián 2009 "scores of 96, 94 and 93 points respectively.

Meanwhile, the famous wine critic Stephen Tanzer again include the Godello "Louro do Bolo 2009" on his list with a score of 91 points, accompanied, in this case by Godello Valdesil with a score of  90 points.

No stranger to the wine industry worldwide on the boom that is taking the wine made with Godello, and  different D.O.  Spanish are betting on the export and local implementation of this variety. Act that the Regulatory Council of Valdeorras taken with total calm, stating that this variety is very sensitive and need special conditions, and noting that the quality of Galician godellos, especially Valdeorras, is a collection of climate, soils and grape. U.S. specialists confirm the fact that after a thorough follow-up on the subject.


Monday, November 22, 2010

galician wine in galician oak, is promising

By: La voz de Galicia
The Galician Oak is presented as an alternative to aged

Tasting wines aged in oak Galicia. This past Saturday was the penultimate activity and Augardentes Hall Wines of Galicia (the last was an evening of jazz), held this week in A Coruña. Before the tasting, Ignacio Díaz Maroto, agroforestry engineer of the University of Santiago, advanced some research data on the use of Galician carballo wine aging, work ID also involving the University of Castilla-La Mancha, the Adega Algueira of the Ribeira Sacra, and Valdeorras Control Board. "Not that we're not inventing anything, because it already did the Romans," noted Maroto.

Year and a half lead with this project and made an initial sample of Valdeorras Mencia and Ribeira Sacra "in order to make a comparison." Two 225-liter barrels, a wine from each area, have served to be recording the first data. Valdeorras barrel was about four and a half months in the barrel "and you take it out." The Ribeira Sacra is almost ten months. The first one "has a slightly roasted, that's when the barrels were in contact with the smoke, not fire, because the wines here can not stand the superior roasted having, for example, rioja" Ignacio Diaz explained. In the case of the barrel with Ribeira Sacra "is not roasted to compare, to see what happens without any external interference", he said.

Marcial Pita, secretary of the Spanish association of journalists in the wine tasting, addressed these wines bred  Galician oak, an investigation will continue with the harvest this year "because sometimes there is a difference between a year and add another, "stated Díaz Maroto.

The expert Luis Diaz, according to which there are some growers, as Ribeiro Eladio Rodriguez, who has long made "a red wine in barrels of forest carballo manufactured in a cooperage in Jerez. "

Maroto, the problem is that in Galicia there are not enough oaks, "some 220,000 hectares." Tooling for barrels, "must be more than 40 cm at breast height," would have about 20,000.

"This is a special timber with songs in tannins and good quality at least equal to that of American oak, and would have to see if the same French oak," he concludes. Proof: Macallan Whisky owners have been raising by Galician oak. Therefore, the future of this pair of 'galician wine in galician oak  "is promising.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Valdeorras presented in A Coruña the open tasting

Among the events of VI Wines and Spirits of Galicia, the DO Valdeorras shown to the public, through its technical director Jorge Mazaira, Valdeorras wines.

Like the rest of Appellations of Origin Galicia, today's turn to offer a tasting open to Valdeorras in "Puerto Leisure Centre", A Coruña. Their technical director Jorge Mazaira, display the qualities of the wines valdeorras to all those persons on the spot. This event is part  of the acts of  VI Show Wines and Spirits of Galicia, which celebrates its more important day on Saturday in Palexco.

The Saturday Show was the venue for the public presentation of the research is taking place in wine aging in oak Galicia, and in the cellar valdeorresa is involved.


V TV dedicated a program to Valdeorras red wines

This television channel in Spain devoted a full program to three wineries in the DO Valdeorras.

The presenters will reveal a wine tasting "Lagar do Cigur " 2008, we talk about red wines from wineries "Sampayolo", and take us to visit the winery pioneered in innovation in Valdeorras, bodegas "Joaquin Rebolledo".


Friday, November 12, 2010

Remarkable hospitality of the D.O. Valdeorras in Catalonia

The event held yesterday at the Hotel Palace in Barcelona, attended by more than five hundred people, is described as a success by the Regulatory Town Council, wineries, and more importantly, attendees.

The more than five hundred attendees at the event held yesterday in Barcelona, split between professionals, leading figures from the High hostelry, distribution, associations of  Sommelier and people standing have enjoyed the act and have excelled in quality noted Valdeorras wines.

The event which took as a remarkable opening to the public in general, has highlighted the great work being done from the Control Board on promotional wines DO. If only a month ago, was made the presentation in New York, yesterday touched her once to Barcelona, which has given a great response to these wines. So, Christina Martin, a native of Barcelona tells us "I have several years following the high quality of these wines, year after year did not stop to amaze me of the great improvements that are made from the cellars. Hopefully events like this repeated many times over. "

In addition, Cristina, who was present at the ceremony with her sister Helena, entertains the entire family of The Mother of Wine nurtured a number of photos of the event.

Thank you very much, Cristina!
Thank you very much, Helena!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Come and explore the wine of the DO Galician in A Coruña

çUnder the auspices of the Economic Development Council, Employment, trade, consumption and tourism Coruña Town Council and the Provincial Deputation of Coruña will take place between or 15 eo 20 November Week Galician DO Wines is structured into two main groups:

- Public Courses introduction to wine tasting of the wines of the five DO Galician (15 to 19 November) / Harbour Recreation Centre, 2nd Floor. Hours: 20 to 9:30 p.m.
- VI Hall  Brandies and wines of Galicia (November 20) / Palexco, ground floor.Open from 11:00 to 14:30 and 17:30 to 24:00 h.

The Wines and Spirits of Galicia, which is held for the sixth consecutive year in the city of A Coruña, is already a benchmark in the wine sector in Galicia. It has become the Galician winery Hall where more involved and where, in addition, to participate. Will be more than 250 references which can be enjoyed at an event focused on professionals and the wines, but also opens its doors to wine lovers in order to facilitate and raise awareness of the landscape and culture in Galician cup.

Between Monday 15th and Friday November 19 will be held on the second floor of the mall "Port Leisure Center", five courses, free and open to the public in general, initiation and generic tasting wines from each of the five DO existing in Galicia. The courses are run by technicians of the different denominations of origin from.

The most important activity of the hall is the "Exhibition of Wines, Spirits and Liqueurs DO of Galicia" with over 250 brands represented and a significant presence of the producers themselves accompanied by distributors in the province.
Located on the ground floor of PALEXCO, the uncertain salon business on Saturday 20th November at 11 am to 2:30 p.m.. In the afternoon will resume at 17.30. and close its doors after 24 hours.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Here are the three photos winners I Contest photography and digital imaging "The world of wine in Valdeorras"

Of the hundred of photos received, and after selecting the 50 finalists, the jury, after a difficult deliberation, has awarded the following:

"O future remains to be waiting" by José Pereira, highlighting the symbolism of the image on the continuity of the ancient culture of wine in Valdeorras.

"Grape" award-winning alarican photographer Roman Novoa. In highlighting the shale processing and image quality.

"Face in the Cup" of Mercedes González, highlighting the originality of the idea and reflects the confluence of the wine world of Valdeorras to innovation and technology.


Award Ceremony of the First International Competition recipes of wine DO Valdeorras

Jorge Mazaira (Chief Tecnichal) María Cao (Winner) and José Luís Pando (President of Regulatory Council)

Mary Cao first finalist, and transfer of Paola Daniela Hernandez, receives the award of the International Competition recipes of wine D.O. Valdeorras

The event, which took place on Saturday November 6 at the headquarters of the Regulatory Council of Valdeorras; exalted to the María Cao of Ourense as successful, in the absence of Paola Daniela Hernández Patagonia Argentina, who did not hesitate to give up their Award to María for her recipe Agamardira.

The recipe, based on an adaptation of a dish of the Maghreb, combines the north african flavor with Galician, through godello "As Sortes 2009."

María, who has lived for several years in Morocco, no doubt enhance his preference for wines DO Valdeorras, and encourages the combination of these recipes from foreign countries to promote culinary innovation.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The technical director D.O. Valdeorras describes the preparation of the "Jewel in the Crown": The Toast wines of Valdeorras

Photo by Rosa Veiga
As we said Jorge Mazaira, head coach of Valdeorras Regulatory Council, the trial started two years ago is gaining strength in recent months

The meticulously detailed and delicate process should follow an extensive and thorough study, since as we forward Jorge:

"First you must set the times of dried grape to produce brown. During this process you should carefully consider the variation of phenolic compounds to be defining the final flavor, and so, to discern if they come when drying or fermentation and aging.

Later we will analyze the aromatic compound to evaluate the possible evolution of time in order to define the aromatic profile of sweet raisin wine grapes.

Another detail that should be highlighted in the analysis is the visual study to differentiate grape raisin grapes and grapes hanging in box.

And finally mind, the whole test is repeated several times to remove the random factor "

With this laborious process attempts to retrieve a variety of wines in the area during the last century and was lost by the act of production cost for these wines bring.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Photography contest digital image "the world of wine in Valdeorras"

Selected works of 50 finalists of digital photography and imaging "the world of wine in Valdeorras"

Of the thousands of photos received in the contest, 50 were selected based on criteria of composition, meaning, representation and reflection of the spirit of wine in Valdeorras.
In the coming days and using the same criteria, will announce the three winners of the contest I digital photography and imaging "the world of wine in Valdeorras".

Friday, October 29, 2010

Aging on lees settles in Galicia

The technique used in the aging on lees, while not new, is gaining strength in recent years in Galicia.

This technique, which gives the white wines more structure in the mouth and volume, is the aging of the wines after fermentation, in those parts fine of yeast dead. Through this process the wine is achieved with a longest life cycle, with more body and more complexity on the palate.

This process is optimized by the sensitive technique of "batonage" which is to suspend the lees during aging for wines with more fat, with the potential of fruit, better balance structure / fat, and above all much more stable against to oxidation.

In Valdeorras highlights several wineries producing wines using this technique, including Virxen de  Galir Godello with lees. Learn more about the winery, by clicking here.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Data from the 2010 harvest in Valdeorras

The official amount of grapes harvested is 4,330,292 kilos, a considerable decrease in quantity compared to last year. Not in quality, where the technical chief of the Denomination of Origin, Jorge Mazaira, described as very good quality grapes.

With the arrival of the last grapes to the winery of A Rua "Rafael Palacios" was closed in the last hours a harvest that began on September 7 Valdesil cellar.

The untimely winter devastated the area of Valdeorras this season, led the outcrop of diseases afflicting mainly the varieties Alicante and Jerez, considerably reducing its production to a figure of around 620,648 and 433,992 kilos respectively. Varieties being more significant in the region, Godello and Mencia, which better withstand the elements, maintaining production at levels similar to previous seasons with 1,737,071 and 1,515,003 kilos.

It should be noted that this vintage is the highest level of health they enjoyed the grapes at the entrance to the wineries. The fruit that managed to overcome the winter diseases, led to an optimum level of maturity due to high summer temperatures and dry endorsed by the soft rains of early September. All in all, are expected to add 2010 about wines of great quality, both in the DO Valdeorras as in the rest of designations Galicia.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Valdeorras wines triumph in New York

The presentation of the wines D.O. Valdeorras held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, is described as a resounding success.

The Great match of New York  held last October 7,  is qualified as a resounding souces by the Regulatory Council.

Welcomed Valdeorras wines over 400 professionals, who emphasized the great difference that distinguishes these wines, especially whites, predicts a more promising future in the country of over 55 million regular users of Wine .

The finishing touch put the internationally renowned wine geek, Steve Olson, who gave a colloquium talk "Seminar featuring Valdeorras Wines" which served as the climax of the act.


Come to Galicia, know its wines and cuisine with "Autumn gourmet"

This initiative is part of Turgalicia and offers the possibility to know this community from its rich cuisine and renowned wines.

With offerings ranging from 60 to 180 euros, all want it will have the opportunity to explore this magical region with landscapes of incomparable beauty. The initiative, which each year brings thousands of visitors to this land, this edition offers the opportunity to be free through awards to eligible participants.

You must not lose this opportunity; more information here

Friday, October 22, 2010

Winemakers anticipated 2010 harvest produced wines with interesting quality

Madrid, 22 oct (EFE) . Spanish winemakers include a vintage "powerful" that resulted in musts and wines "very interesting" in a collection campaign that is taking its last gasps in areas of northern Spain, while Early in the southern areas the tasks have been completed.

This has been pointed to Efe industry sources, with a balance sheet in line with expectations Cooperative Agro-food and agricultural organizations Asaja, COAG and UPA, pointing to an output of about 38-40 million bushels and quality " very good "of the grape.

The president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and, in turn, the Association of La Rioja, Antonio Palacios, has highlighted the health "exception" of the grapes in a campaign to collect illegal by the different evolution of maturation, which will settle with 390 million kilos of grapes (+10 percent) as "very good."

The president of the Galician Association of Winemakers, José Manuel Martínez, has forecasted a record high harvest of 57 million kilos (31.5 million Rias Baixas and the rest in Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Valdeorras and Monterrei), which will be 30 percent higher than 2009 and production "well compensated" in alcohol content and acidity.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The governments of Spain and Galicia invest an amount of 3.5 million Euros in improving access to the vineyards of Valdeorras.

Font: La Voz de Galicia
The Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Environment will invest in improving access to the vineyards of the region of Valdeorras.

Samuel Juárez Regional Minister for Rural Affairs has complied with the agreement, that was announced in 2008, improving access to the vineyards in the region of Valdeorras. At its meeting yesterday in O Larouco, signed the agreement that will provide the region in the next harvest, about better access for farmers and visitors wishing to explore the Valdeorras County.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Valdeorras wine country

Since ancient Roman times, has managed to live Valdeorras closely with the wine culture to succeed in producing wines of the highest quality and prestige.

The latest awards collected by the wineries integrated into this Designation of Origin are a deserved recognition for a job well done by farmers, winemakers and Regulatory Council. A quality and reputation that has always had its reds this year joins the highest recognition of wine in the Galician government grants, selecting a wine from DO Valdeorras as the best white of Galicia.
If the Galician white wines are considered the best in the world, can say that the best white wine of the world occurs in Valdeorras?.

As a reward for a job well done, from the mother of wine to share with the whole family in the wine world this video, which takes the form of reward a bit of the history of wine in Valdeorras.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lower production, higher quality

Reduces the initial forecast of 5.5 million kilograms of grapes harvested at just under 4.5 million kilograms

In the absence of one week for total completion of the harvests and with the data provided by the majority of wineries and cooperatives, at this time are about 4 million kilograms of grapes harvested in D. O. Valdeorras. According to figures provided by the technical director of the denomination, Jorge Mazaira, is expected be around, their overall conclusion, the 4.5 million kilograms.

Despite this reduction, the positive development focuses on the quality of the grapes thought to be very good across the area. Despite the inclement weather that significantly affected the production, the fruit that was saved enjoys great health and an optimum ripeness, which are expected in this vintage wines of excellent quality.

Monday, October 4, 2010

New York opens its doors to wine D.O. Valdeorras

On 7 October the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York will receive the presentation of the DO Valdeorras.

The event, which will taste 11 wines from DO Valdeorras, is divided into two sessions:

First from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, will be aimed at specific audiences and enlivened by the colloquium talk "featuring Valdeorras Wines Seminar" taught by Steve Olson.

From 1:30 pm  until 8:30 pm the table is open to all those who want to taste the wines selected for the occasion.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Results of the First International Competition of recipes with wine DO Valdeorras

Of the 50 finalist recipes, the organization is pleased to announce as the leading and following this order:

Winner to Mrs. Daniela Paola Hernández, a native of Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina, for the recipe "Tail of rump with  rice of mushroom and sauce emblematic."

2 th Ms. María Cao Mendez for the recipe "Agamardira"

3 th classified to Mrs. Tiziana Santalices Fernández, A Merca, Ourense, for the recipe "Charlotte of eggplant   with wine of Valdeorras "

4 th ranked to Mrs. Helena Martin, a native of Barcelona, for the recipe "Sauerkraut Garnier"

5 th classified to Mrs. Stella Trinidad Fernandez de Canelones, Uruguay, for the recipe of "Red wine pears with cranberry sauce "

We offer our most sincere thanks to all participants who made it possible for the I International Contest Recipes Wine Valdeorras is become a real success.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

U.S. examines future of godello and Mencia

The food writer Gerry Dawes in the United States recently gave a seminar on the future of Mencia and Godello wines that are made in the appellations of origin and Valdeorras Ribeira Sacra.

This first contact was in New Orleans, and for 23 will be the second, planned in the city of Santa Fe. In both cases, their explanations are complemented with informative tasting of wines from these two areas of Galicia, according to Reuters sources said appellations of origin.

Through selected wines during their frequent trips to Galicia, namely the Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras, writer Gerry Dawes purports to speak of the good future that, in his opinion, are the wines of these two denominations.

In addition, for the second seminar aims to combine the reds and the whites Mencia and Godello with some dishes from the regions of the Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Galician oak passes his first test with flying


Use Oak of Galician in the  wines aging exceeds expectations in the first tests.

This joint project between: the Polytechnic School of Lugo, the Universities of Castilla la Mancha and Santiago de Compostela; winwri Algueira (Ribeira Sacra) and the Regulatory Council of DO Valdeorras. Has released the first results of the tests conducted in 2009 mencía broth, grown in wooden barrels is almost a year. In the words of project leader, Professor Ignacio Díaz-Maroto, "The texture and porosity of the Galician oak are best. Since 1990 we are investigating the physical and mechanical properties and nothing indicates that this wood is going to behave badly in winemaking. On the contrary, the results are above expectations. My opinion is that it behaves better than the American. Regarding the French, yet to be investigated more. "

The overall results are expected in 2012, but these first test invite to experiment with other native woods, such as Chesnut.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Come and enjoy a wine tourism in Valdeorras

Taking advantage of the harvest time; Turgalicia, in collaboration with the DO Valdeorras and winemakers, offers a Wine Tourism pack for you to see and enjoy the wine world in Valdeorras.

Come and enjoy the best wines and learn about the world around it hand making the best hosts, our winemakers. You will have the opportunity to meet in the first person our cellars and vineyards, plus you can taste our wines and delight with our food. All this complemented with rural tourism of the highest quality at a price you can not miss.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photo Contest "Viña nova do Val"

Photo Series of Carlos Folgoso Sueiro. "Viña nova do val", August 2010, A Rúa.

The award-winning photographer of Verín Carlos Folgoso , offers a series of 10 photographs  to "The world of wine Valdeorras."


Share your views on the world of wine in Valdeorras and win big prizes by sending your pictures to:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Come to know the world of wine in Galicia

Turgalicia offers a package tailored to your needs to know Galicia from wine tourism.

The towering heights that have reached levels Galician wines of quality and development in recent years, attracting hundreds of interested in wine culture to Galicia. Starting today, the government of Galicia in collaboration with the guarente of origin of the community and winemakers, made accessible to all those as you want to know the world of wine, a wine tour package tailored to the needs of every visitor.

It does not take an expert to come and meet some of the best wines in the world. Here we expect the best hosts, our winemakers, showing and guide you through the different processes of planting, cultivation and wine production. In addition, you can participate in tastings, wine knowledge and collaborate on industry events, all complemented by a more than nourished cuisine, cultural landscape that you can not miss.

The river Sil brings forty-four years of history and sport Valdeorras


On Saturday September 11 there was a reference test Galician canoeing.

7 miles on valdeorres geography competition, which celebrated the XLIV  edition of the fall International Sil, coinciding with the fifteenth edition of the cup Galician rivers and hiking.
The best of the Galician Canoeing gathered at this historic trial, which brought together over 200 participants, including professional and amateur, to enjoy a sunny afternoon of sport and adventure in the sparkling waters around the valdeorra´s river.

Reflection of the soul of our land, this competition brings more fans each year who come to enjoy this event, complemented by the parties or Christ.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A wine of Valdeorras win the award for best white wine of Galicia

Ruchel Godello 2009, Ruchele wineries, received yesterday from the President of the Xunta the award which places it at the head of the Galician white wine.

The awards ceremony for the XXII Galician Wine Tasting and Spirits Tasting Galegas XII, held yesterday in Monterrei; in the section on white wines, the big winner was the stock Valdeorras "O Ruchel Godello 2009". Made with exquisite mime in safeguarding the pure essence of godello within which avoids the use of enzymes that can produce flavors and aromas of this variety unfit. The award was collected by José Luís García Pando, president of DO Valdeorras, unable to support the charge of the winery Inmaculada López.

This award also receive award the three best wines of each DO For Valdeorras have been: "A Coroa Lias", Coroa wineries; Erebus godello 2009 gives wineries Carballal and "Viñaredo, godello 2009 " Santa Marta SAT wineries that have received the" Acio "gold, silver and bronze respectively.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

rain combines with wine

Recent rains are favoring the quality of the grapes.

The climate helps growers work favoring not only production but also quality. Weather forecasts, which give insight remission of rainfall in the coming days, will play an important role, especially in aspects of quality, subjecting plants to water stress will facilitate the maturation and increased phenol content, compounds responsible the aromas of wine. Thus, although not exceeded previous years production, quality issues are clearly optimistic.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

centenaries vines inaugurate Galician harvest

Galician Harvest Valdeorras began yesterday with the collection of the variety godello in strains of more than 120 years.

The winery Valdesil, on his land Pedrouzos (Vilamartín), yesterday began the work of collecting godello. Following thorough analysis to ensure optimal ripeness of the grapes, the valdeorra´s winery pioneered begin the 2010 harvest in Galicia. The reason that makes this wine are placed ahead of the rest of the community, is evident in the age of their vines. In a year that the late frost and drought in late maturity, these plants, with more than 120 years, have managed to cope with inclement getting more nutrients from the soil, thanks to its roots of over 20 meters.
Today is expected to break in the process that will run until next Thursday, due to the rains that are expected to improve, even in slight measure, the production of the areas most affected by drought.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The wine harvest will start the 6th of September in Valdeorras

On September the 6th is the date selected by one of the wineries of Valdeorras to start collecting the grapes. Last year, on the same date, five bottlers had started work and another three finalizing preparations to begin. Delaying the wine harvest, was complicated cause of the adverse weather conditions, especially drought, in the words of farmers of the region.

The difficulties presented the campaign were highlighted by the Regulatory Council's technical director, Jorge Mazaira, noting that the harvest is presented 'very unequal' to the vineyards of the Denomination of Origin. 'A few were hurt by the frost and other, located 100 meters sea level, not touched them, "he said.

Despite the drought, frost and sudden temperature changes, there are positive factors that benefit the upcoming harvest. The storm during the day of yesterday brought heavy rainfall that was received with jubilation by farmers and winemakers.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gallaecia Awards 2010

May 44 wines of Galicia Appellations of Origin shall be allocated equally, the Gallaecia Award 2010, with official recognition from the Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Environment of the Government of Spain.

A total of 107 wines gathered yesterday to qualify in Silleda with Gallaecia Awards 2010.These wines, selected finalists, had previously been rated by the Sommelier Association of Galicia in tasting panels in the months of May, June and July, within the regulatory councils for each of the five DO Galicia. In the final tasting, made yesterday by a panel involving ten sommeliers, prizes were awarded to 44 wines from the five DO

The significance of the awards is equity was achieved in Monterrei Valdeorras and between whites and reds wines, with similar and same number of awards respectively.Conveys the fact that we are making excellent wines that are made in these areas with various grape varieties.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Denomination Origin of Ourense expect to maintain, even increase, improving production and quality.

Appellations of Origin Ourense faced by pre-harvest days with different perspectives, but always dependent on the weather.

While O Ribeiro and Monterrei is expected to exceed production and maintain last year respectively. In Valdeorras, although with a slight decrease, Jorge Mazaira, coach of that name, it expects shares approach five million pounds harvested in 2009. He claims that although the state's production is uneven vineyards Due to the late frost, quality and health status are excellent.
The great victim of the province is the Ribeira Sacra, because the mildew fungus attack, caused extensive damage in those vineyards where no appropriate measures were taken in due time.
This information comes to smooth the data largely supplied by the Spanish Observatory Wine Market (OeMv) that predicted a decline in production very important in Galicia.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A wine of Valdeorras represented Galicia in New Zealand

The prestigious import company Saint Vincent Caves selects Pezas da Portela, Valdesil wineries, to raise awareness of the variety godello in New Zealand.

The import company bases its work on marketing in this oceanic region of Spanish products, including wine, olive oil and liqueurs. For the representation of Galician wines have been selected a wine from DO Rías Baixas and Pezas Portela of DO Valdeorras , which bind to a remarkable assortment of products from different Spanish regions.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Valdeorras wine route begins to walk already!

Photo: Lolita Vázquez - La voz de Galicia
Twenty-five companies that joined Inorder and Concellos O Barco, A Rúa and Petín up the Valdeorras wine route .

In a meeting held yesterday, in which he welcomed new members, gets to walk the Valdeorras wine route. Wineries, tourism and catering companies form the initial core of the project. All those new companies that want to add to the project throughout the year must pay a fee established between 100 and 400 euros.



font: la región internacional

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Turgalicia begins signaling Valdeorras Wine Route

It has been applied to several relevant permits Concellos signaling Valdeorras wine route.

With reference to establishments involved in the collaborative program, Turgalicia, after a field study "In situ", has already identified locations where the signs will be located. To carry out this process, the institution has requested the collaboration mode permits different Concellos of the region of Valdeorras, and obtaining the approval of some, as in the case of O Barco application approved by the local board government that took place on August 5.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The first short film promotional Valdeorras wine

Pinguela wineries introduced the monovarietal made from grenache "Memoria de Ventura"

With this short film called "the search" to Pinguela Adegas presents a stock made from Grenache grape variety grown on old vines. In "Memoria de Ventura" is located at the Grenache in the place of great wines.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The lack of rain and high temperatures may affect these crops of D.O. to Galicia


Most winemakers agree that it would be very important to the increased rainfall and cooler temperatures expected to maintain production.

Although the absence of moisture and intense heat of this summer have prevented the development of diseases like mildew, the contrast with the cold and rainy winter can reduce the amount of expected production.

Thus, although the quality will be maintained, can be a hard blow to production level if the situation does not change.

Chronicle XIII Fair Valdeorras wine.

Phot:Lolita Vázquez // La Voz de Galicia
The edition, despite being considered a success, had to face a setback that was resolved with the quality of the wines, the warmth of the audience and the good work of organizers and winemakers.

This thirteenth edition began with the recognition of the good work of the winemakers valdeorreses top awards Arribe 2010. The winery, Joaquin Rebolledo with tinto barrica, won the award for best red wine aged in barrels for less than six months. (Full details here)

At the eleventh edition of the wine tasting Valdeorras, held between Thursday 12th and Friday 13, the jury was general sentiment in extolling the quality of the wines from this DO year after year manage to exceed expectations. The first award-winning wines were: A Coroa Lias 09 - Godello. Winery A Coroa in white and Quinta da Peza 09 - Mencia. Winery Quinta da Peza in reds. (Extended info here)

After the tasting, the XIII edition was ready to begin. Minister Elena Espinosa, who presented himself as the powerful media of the fair, met with authorities and winemakers in the preliminaries at the beginning of the celebration. After praising the wine tradition Valdeorras and assess the quality of their wines, he proceeded to leave, citing his failure in the other acts as a show of solidarity with the families of two brigades killed in the fire of Fornelos.

Since the beginning of an orphan of the event, the organizers showed their good work by offering attendees a wide range of activities for your enjoyment. The price was one of the strengths, because for just 50 cents of Euro could enjoy the excellent wines of the 22 participating wineries.Among the offerings this year, attendees had the opportunity to taste wines made from native grape varietal historic recovered. This is the case of the variety of "Bracellao", "Sousón" and improved "Garnacha". (More info here)

In addition, the Regulatory Council, offered a free tasting for those who so desire, giving test, among other wines, the first wine raised in carballo tree (oak Galician). All this was accompanied by a tasting of snacks offered at the stands and cellars and typical pructos Extremadura Almendralejo local brothers, all entertained by good music, which he accomplished, in the late evening of yesterday, it gave closure to the XIII Fair Valdeorras wine with a full house.