Ribeiro D.O. wines are outstanding for the diversity generated by its many plots, wineries and varieties,
together with the experience and good practice characteristic of a region where winemaking has been a
major industry since the Roman invasion. The legendary and well-earned fame of Ribeiro wines is the result
of carefully blended native grape varieties, each with its own unique and distinctive character.
The Ribeiro Denomination of Origin is in Southern Galicia, on the North-West edge of the province of
Ourense, where the valleys formed by the Miño, Avia, Arnoia and Barbantiño rivers meet. It has 2,685
hectares of vineyards.
The vineyards cover areas of varying altitudes, from 75 to 400 metres above sea level, in valleys and
sometimes very steep hillsides on terraces known as “socalcos” or “bocarribeiras” that follow the
contours of the hills.
The area’s distinctive climate is due to its sheltered position and its southern location in Galicia. The land
is well protected from sub-Atlantic storms and enjoys an Oceanic-Mediterranean eco-climate, making it
damp with mild temperatures that reach an annual average of 14.5ºC.
Its mixed Oceanic and Mediterranean climate enables the grapes to ripen while preserving their aroma and
The Ribeiro whites are very solid wines that are almost always associated automatically with shellfish
and fish . They are also perfectly married with mild cheeses, pork sausages and mild-flavoured dishes.
DO Ribeiro produces White wine, Red wine and "Tostado wine".