Ribadavia (Galicia)

Ribadavia (Galicia)

Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -3 ºC
Average rainfall: 900 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,250 hours annually

Ribeiro DO

Ribeiro is a traditional growing area, and has been a registered DO since 1932. Today, the area is undergoing a renaissance thanks to the distinctively different wines it makes with native red and white grapes.

Immense innovation and investment is now evident throughout the DO, both in the large cooperatives and in the smaller bodegas. An unusual feature of the area is the many small, independent producers, called colleteiros, who make wine traditionally from their own grapes.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Ribeiro
Salgado Moscoso, 11
32400 Ribadavia
Tel.: +34 988 477 200

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Ribeiro PDO

Area under vine
2,350 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
100-350 m.
Soil types
Sandy granitic 70%; franc schist 20%; sedimentary 10%.
Principal grapes (w)
Treixadura, Albariño, Godello, Torrontés and Loureira.
Principal grapes (r)
Caiño Longo, Caiño Tinto, Caiño Bravo, Ferrón, Sousón, Brancellao and Mencía.
Maximum crop
13,000 kg/ha
70 %
Production 2013
78,224 hl
Production 2014
75,215 hl
Production 2015
79,470 hl