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 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.
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
Valdeorras has made huge strides in recovering its native grapes - Godello and Mencía - and in making distinctive varietal wines from them.