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Best wine tours in Galicia

Why Visit Galicia?

Galicia is a Spanish coastal paradise, home to some of the country's most popular wine and an enviable way of life. Misty coasts and valleys echo to the sound of Celtic pipes whilst deep rivers and gorges hide remarkable monasteries and terraced vineyards. The region’s wines have the capacity to surprise and delight even the most discerning wine lovers ... not a whiff of Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon here, but if delicate whites and subtle reds tickle your fancy, Galicia won’t disappoint!

Galicia is considered to be the seafood capital of Spain. Here you can sample traditional seafood stews, fresh fish from the Atlantic and a variety of shellfish. The lovely town of Cambados in the Rias Baixas is a good wine venue for this, but just about any seaside town or village anywhere on the coast should be able to oblige. Take your pick from mussels, barnacles, octopus, crab, prawns of all varieties, razor clams, oysters and scallops (to name just a few). Rias Baixas is also the home to some of Spain's most famous white wines in the form of crisp, refreshing Albariño - the perfect pairing to enjoy with your fresh seafood from a prime position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Like the wines and food, the landscapes of Galicia are also exceptionally beautiful. If your looking for your next wine holiday location, you just might have found it here in Galicia. Take a relaxing river cruise in Ribeira Sacra after lunch at one of the local adegas and enjoy the view of the steepest vine terraces in Spain ... or just enjoy being rocked during your afternoon siesta on the boat!

Plan Your Visit

Best Known Grapes

Galicia's predominant black grape variety is Mencía, whilst the most popular and well-known white variety is Albariño, the majority of which is cultivated in Rias Baixas.

Best time to visit

Galicia has us divided in terms of the climate and the best time to visit. The coastal regions of the Rias Baixas and Ribeiro are much better in the summer when the Atlantic influence is tempered by warm days and a much better chance of sunshine that the rest of the year. Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras, which are more inland, enjoy microclimates closer to the Mediterranean and are probably best visited in the spring or at harvest time. Monterei, in the Southern part of Galicia, is a transitional zone in between the two. Galicia is a great place to go for a wine holiday or to visit a few  adegas  (bodegas in Gallego, the local language) while you’re there.
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How long to stay

If you want to enjoy the seafood and the white wines of the coast and the reds and beef of the inland regions, you should give yourself at least 4 or 5 days to split between the two. If the summer weather is clement, the beaches are stunning too. The coast also works very well for a wine weekend so there is plenty of flexibility and many areas to enjoy your wine break.
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How to get there

Most flights tend to arrive in La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela or Vigo, all of which are well-positioned for a day or half day’s trip to the vineyards.
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