Galicia Wine Regions Guide

Experience the authentic flavors of Spain - Galicia wines, where passion meets excellence.


Last updated: February 5, 2024


Remote in a windswept corner of northwestern Spain, Galicia is a world apart from the ‘sun and sangria’ cliché. Indeed, this lush and verdant landscape didn’t appear by random chance: Galicia enjoys very high annual rainfall levels, far in excess of Andalucia and Castilla y Leon. Summers are relatively mild, while fall can be pretty damp. Perfect conditions, in other words, to build an industry dedicated to producing delicate, fresh, and aromatic white wines. The Galicians, whose origins are Celtic, are fiercely proud of their contribution to the world of wine. Today, few sommeliers would omit Albariño from their wine tomes.
Yet it all looked very different in the mid-20th century.

Historically, Galicia was one of Spain’s poorest and undeveloped regions; many Gallegos emigrated to the US in the 1900s, while the local wine industry was completely bastardized by state interference. Their ‘greatest achievement’ was to rip up large quantities of Albariño and Godello and replace them with Palomino – the signature grape of Jerez de la Frontera yields utter dross in this wet climate. Thankfully, the tide started to turn in the late 1990s as demand for aromatic styles exploded in Western markets. Galicia has wisely capitalized on this trend, with the area under vine increasing yearly. It also produces some pretty delicious reds that often surprise visitors. Welcome to multi-talented Galicia.

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