Thursday, July 29, 2010

Program XIII Valdeorras wine fair

19:00 HOURS: Tasting Precata of XI XIII Valdeorras wine fair

11:00 am: Final XI XIII Tasting Valdeorras Wine fair
22:00: Official Dinner XIII Valdeorras wine fair, in which two awards to the winners of the wine tasting XI XIII Valdeorras Wine fair

12:00: Opening Exhibition Centre
12:30: Opening of the XIII Valdeorras wine fair by the authorities
14:00: Closure of premises
19:00: Reopening of the enclosure for the tasting of wines Valdeorras
22:30: Closure of Site

12:00: opening of Fairgrounds
12:30: Opening of the XIII Valdeorras wine fair by the authorities
14:00: Closure of premises
19:00: Reopening the Fair for the tasting of wines Valdeorras
22:30: Closing of the XIII edition of the Valdeorras wine fair


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pagos de Galir will be a pioneer in the development of Vintage within the DO Valdeorras

The recent amendment of the regulations by the Regulatory Council, opened the door to the production of such wines, which were one of the aspirations of the winery barquesa since it was created in 2002.

Pagos de Galir, which had already been a pioneer in the development and commercialization of Breeds in 2002, with a market of 18,000 bottles, must wait until next August 4 by the final yes. The proposal to be discussed at the meeting of the Regulatory Council is included in its sixth point: the request for classification of "Reservas" wines from vintages 2003 and 2006 of Mencia wines that makes Pagos de Galir.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The winery Valdesil began its expansion in the Bierzo

The Minister for Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Elena Espinosa opened yesterday in the town of Cacabelos (El Bierzo) the equipment acquired by wineries Valdesil formerly belonging to "Losada Vineyards."

The winery Valdesil, directed by Guillermo Prada, is one of the largest processors of Valdeorras Designation of Origin, with an output of over 200,000 bottles, half for export.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Vilamartín of Valdeorras will celebrate " Caves Road"

On 7 August, will take place in Valdeorras Vilamartín of the fourteenth edition of "Caves road" , where all who wish to participate will have the opportunity to taste the excellent wines that we offer this area.

Attendees will enjoy, from 17.00 on Saturday, tasting the wonderful wines of the area in about fifty preserved ancient cellars in the caves of Valdeorras. Wines will be accompanied by delicious and different skewers to complete thus offering a large gastronomic delight Valdeorras.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wineries Sampayolo will release a limited edition of homemade vermouth

Revenues Sampayolo situated in Petín (Valdeorras), will market a limited edition of 70 bottles of vermouth own elaboration. Each bottle a unique sparkle recorded by famous artists performed in Galicia and its price is expected around 500 euros.

In producing this unique and precious Vermouth, the winery hired 90% of their red Sampayolo Mencia in combination with wine Godello Sampayolo, and citrus (orange, lemon and apple), nuts (walnuts, almonds and Avellanas) responsible for their elaboration used a variety of top quality herbs, which equip the liquor maravellous bouquet of taste and exclusivity.

The date of marketing corresponderase with the completion of the XIII Valdeorras Wine Fair to be held on 14 and August 15 in the village of a Rua.

The Valdeorras Godello continues to receive well-deserved international recognition

In the last twenty years, the international recognition of Valderorras Godello has not stopped growing. Many pundits extolling its fine and delicate palates, all well-deserved recognition for those wineries and producers who took the risk of betting on the recovery of native grape over a lower quality product.

So the hand of Jamie Drummond, Sommelier recognized and editor of the prestigious "Good Food Revolution", comes an interesting analysis of the quality of Valdeorras Godello and international impact. As an added bonus, this post offers a great gastronomic marriage the hand of the Chefs Chris McDonald and Doug Penfold of Toronto's Cave Restaurant.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The XIII "Feira of Valdeorras Wine" offers a free course on introduction to wine tasting

The Regulatory Council will offer a free course tastings, for who want become initiated into the secrets of wine during the Feira do wine that is held in a Rua.

All those people who are interested in learning the secrets of wine tasting can learn for free in the introductory courses to the Regulatory Council held at its booth at the "Feira of Valdeorras Wine ', which will take place between 12 and 15 August,in A Rúa.

The Chamber of Commerce of Ourense proposed a bid for international wine tourism

In the second half of the year the wine sector will be the big bet of the Chamber of Commerce of Ourense. The proposed activities focus on making a thorough study on the international promotion models to apply to wine D. O. of Ourense.

Countries like USA, Russia, Belgium and Ukraine serve as a field of study for researchers.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Peter de Garmo diriginte of "Pastaworks" in Portland (Oregon), extols Valdeorras godello as distinctive Spanish cuisine

In an interview with Oregónlive, Peter de Garmo shows the international side of the Spanish cuisine accompanied with the recommendation of wine for each dish.

Recognizing the great connoisseur of Spanish culture in all its aspects, Garmo no hesitation in recommending the Val de Sil godello Montenovo perfect accompaniment for Spanish dishes.

To read the full article click here.

The thirteenth edition of the Wine Valdeorras serves to highlight the festivities of " a Rua"

The festivities will begin in a Rua on Friday July 31 will begin with a face-off between Elvis and Mickael Jackson. Continue on 6 August with the musical "World of Abba" and on August 15 with a performance of "The Three Tenors." To that join various orchestras, attractions and sports competitions.

But one of the highlights will put the XIII edition of the Wine Valdeorras that, from Thursday 12 to Sunday 16 August, will offer a large selection of wine related activities for those who wish to participate.

If you want know more click here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The USC study for the Galician oak aging wines

To determine the properties it gives wood broth, 900 liters of last year's crop of Appellations of Origin Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras rest for several months in four oak barrels made from earth.

This research is funded by the Interministerial Commission of Science and Technology and has the support of the Regulatory Council of Valdeorras.

Although wine still sits in barrels, a wine cellar, Algueira, and Valdeorras Control Board, which includes the largest area of vineyards in Galicia, showed interest in this research.

If results are positive, in the immediate future Mencia wines could begin to mature in oak barrels made from Galicia, replacing the traditional containers French or American oak, which have a different chemical composition and cost around 1,500 euros per unit.

Euskadi awarded to D. O. Valdeorras two awards

The taste of the 'Galician Center Irmandade in Euskadi' awarded two red wines from the cellar rues Alan.

Two wines from the winery located in Rua 'Alan', belonging to the DO Valdeorras have been awarded in the red wine competition organized by the 'Centres Irmandade Galegos in Euskadi' ..

The first prize of the 'X-tasting red wine contest galicians' took him' Alan de Val-Escada "vintage 2008. Accompanied by Mencia 'Alan de Val' of 2009, which received the third prize of the contest.

Awards Arribe 2010

Agrifood Arribes Fair within the International Wine and Culture presents the Arribe 2010 top awards to be held next August.

In this edition, extending the number of awards in the category gold because of the success and very good quality of previous editions.

With regard to the tasting committee in this year's judges will be distributed equally between Spanish and Portuguese, with an emphasis on closely related to professional media.

To participate or more information click here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Veiga start up "Trevenatio. firts meeting of enterteiment, conservation and nature"

A wine tasting begins today at 11:00 A.M., the contest "Trevenatio. first meet entertainment, conservation and nature, "which runs until next Sunday. Attendees can taste the white wines of Galicia's five D.O.

This event will be supplemented from 20:00 to gastronomic "Trevinca flavors" to be held at four facilities: "Eidos das estrelas", "As Chairas", "Aira da Petada" and "Hotel del ciervo".

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mexican Wine Importers visit Valdeorras wineries

The internationality of the wines of the D.O. Valdeorras is manifested in the visit of a delegation of Mexican importers remain about a week in Galicia. During this time visit the wineries, "Santa Marta" in Vilamartín, "Coroa" and "Joaquin Reboredo" in A Rua.

O Barco, historic beauty

O Barco, located in the plains of Sil, a villa in perfect harmony blends historical tradition with modernity and development.

Historical timing of significant importance, the beauty and richness of this area is well known since Roman times, where, they left their imprint in the form of vines to start a label identifier ancient tradition of this land. Today the town is the shopping center and heart of the region and it joins the comfort and enjoyment of natural landscapes with monumental beauty.

In this area of sublime beauty are obtained as wine personality of robust but extremely pleasant to the palate. The history of the region is fused with tradition and modernity in a broth made from the finest quality and harmonious sensitivity to welcome visitors to anyone who enters the beauty of this land.

If you want know more about our wines click here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art exhibition, wine and gastronomy in the "Camino de Inverno"

A cultural initiative that combine painting, sculpture, music and cuisine of the "Camino de Inverno".

The hotel complex "Paladium" in Vilamartín host first edition of the show "Valviñart" an exhibition that shows the confluence between art and life that emerged from the known as "Camino de Inverno". This shows that combining different cultural aspects will be presented on 16 July at 08.00 PM.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Petín film people

On the banks of the Sil and settled in the "New Way" of the Romans, Petín history is closely linked to a cultural melting pot that has marked its imprint on the population and territory, giving the place an enormous cultural wealth.

The bucolic beauty of this place looks pulled her major film directors such as "Chano" Piñeiro and Ignacio Villar and that found expression in his work the spirit of the people Petín. Also various musical groups as "UFO" or "Luar na Lubre" have managed to drink from this source of inspiration that is the region Valdeorresa.

The wine of this area is clear proof of the conjunction of history with the spirit of its people.Appearing as a handsome and robust wine yet soft in the hospitality and treatment. All identifying a quality seal that combines into perspective the most ancient traditions with modern processes to give the wines of this region of incomparable quality.

To learn more about their wines click here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

This summer the village of O Barco offers a complete cultural diary for all the publics.

From the 15 of July to the 15 of September the villa of O Barco offers a nourished number of cultural activities and of ocio that will do the delights of all the family. Theater, music, dance, mediaeval parties and romerías; accompanied by our wine, are a visit forced for all that that want to enjoy of the hospitalidad of our earth.

You can consult the program in:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Take a picture about the world of wine in Valdeorras

Take your best snapshot! It's open the new Photography and Digital Image Contest: The World of Wine in Valdeorras.

Send your pictures to

Up to twenty photographs can be submitted to the contest for winning fantastic prizes that you can enjoy with you want:

- Weekend for two at the Hotel Palladium (O Barco de Valdeorras)
- Dinner for six people in Casa Galaica (O Barco de Valdeorras)
- Dinner for six people at the Restaurant Fernando III (O Barco de Valdeorras)

You have been given until September 22! Come on! and let's participate!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Gallaecia and AGC attend to Valdeorras to taste its wines

The Sommelier Association Gallaecia and AGC Galicia (Galician Association of Tasters) have joined forces and have decided to do their tastings together in the various Councils Regulators Galicia. On Tuesday 15th of June have tasted in Regulatory Council of Valdeorras.

The conclusion was unanimous, an excellent vintage. For Mercedes, the President of Gallaecia is undoubtedly the best year since she started tasting in Valdeorras, at least in the light of the wines that have been submitted to the competition. All wines have been healthy, well-crafted, balanced, structured, very varietal that have to be and with an excellent response to raising those who have decided to submit your wine over time. If you go back to the Roman road in Lugo, celebrating Arde Lucus certainly again make a long stop to have a few coups of wine.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Valdeorras cross-boundary project will join the Wine Route

The managers and leaders of the Wine Route Association of Valdeorras do yesterday a meeting with Agader technicians to receive information on the new joint management will this initiative within the cross-border project that brings together five routes Galician and Portuguese and with European funding.

The association, aimed to promote Wine Routes of Valdeorras was created a year ago with 12 members between the warehouse and the City Council of O Barco, Petín and A Rúa. There are currently 16 other candidates waiting for their inclusion: a dozen wineries, three catering establishments and the City Council of Rubio. While for some months, the project barely advanced last spring has returned to propel and are already beginning the marking.