Villamartín de Valdeorras (Galicia)

Villamartín de Valdeorras (Galicia)

Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -8 ºC
Average rainfall: 850-1,000 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,200 hours annually

Valdeorras DO

Valdeorras DO is a pocket of eastern Galicia shaped by the River Sil, which cuts a long east-west corridor between sierras sheltering vines planted on the slopes above the towns in the valley.

Known for its wines in classical times, Valdeorras has made huge strides in recovering its native grapes - in particular, Godello, and, to a lesser extent, Mencía - in the last thirty years and in making distinctive varietal wines from them.

However, the spectacular new generation of white wines now emerging has also relied on the installation of state-of-the-art bodega technology. Valdeorras Castas Nobles is a newly created category of wine with at least 85% of the recommended varieties.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Valdeorras
Ctra Nacional 120, km 463
32340 Villamartín de Valdeorras
Tel.: +34 988-300-295

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Valdeorras PDO

Area under vine
1,171 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
300-700 m.
Soil types
Slate, granite, clay, ferrous, quartzite and schist.
Principal grapes (w)
Godello, Doña Blanca, Loureira, Treixadura, Albariño, Torrontés and Lado.
Principal grapes (r)
Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Albarello, Tempranillo, Brancellao, Caíño Tinto, Espadeiro and Ferrón.
Maximum crop
10,000 kg/ha
72 %
Production 2013
4,434,749 kg
Production 2014
6,390,052 kg
Production 2015
6,554,798 kg