|The Ribeira Sacra Wine Centre|
Situated in northern Spain, the autonomous community of Galicia, with its Atlantic coastline, is a green and lush land of mountains, forests and rivers. This landscape, along with the climate, the Gallego language and the strong local culture all help make Galicia distinctly different from the rest of Spain.
Deep in the heart of rural Galicia, where the rivers Sil and Miño meet, is the area of the Ribeira Sacra, a land of stunning natural beauty where the ancient woods and small villages remain steeped in legends and myths.
Introduced by the Romans and developed in medieval times by the many local monasteries (whose presence gave the area the name Ribeira Sacra or Sacred River) the vines of the Ribeira Sacra still grow on traditional stone terraces that cling to the almost vertical hillsides of deep river canyons.
The Ribeira Sacra produces wines (red wine made from Mencia grapes and white wine from Godello grapes) that are highly individual. Reflecting the terroir of this rather special and some what secret place they are fast becoming internationally recognised.
At the gateway to the Ribeira Sacra is Monforte de Lemos, a small town overlooked by a hill top monastery, now a stylish hotel, one of Spain´s famous Paradors.
Situated in the town’s historic centre and housed in a renovated building dating from 1752 the wine centre has been created as the hub for all the associated wine activities of the area.
Tourism links to Ribeira Sacra in English
General Galicia tourism information in English
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