The cultivation of the vine is ancient in Galicia, there is evidence that would lead us back in time until the Celtic villages settled in these lands. However, it was the Romans who popularized this art that even today its spectacular vineyards preserve on the banks of the Sil River.

Galicia has catalogued more than 100 native grape varieties, including Albariño, one of the most appreciated Galician varieties. Although legends placed its origin associated with Central European varieties imported during the Middle Ages by the monks who roamed the Route to Santiago, recent genetic studies determine that there is no relationship between them.

Albariño grapes are spherical and small, yellowish green when mature, sensitive skin, soft pulp, juicy, sweet and floral aromas. Berries form small compact bunches ripen slowly with warm temperatures moderated by the breeze of the Galician inner seas. The traditional growing method has been elevated grapevines with the branches hung horizontally, where the leaves get maximum exposure to the sunlight and excellent ventilation of the clusters, so as to reduce the risk of diseases such as downy and powdery mildew.

For centuries, Galician people enjoyed and celebrated drinking artisanal Albariño wines with grapes from vines planted on the edge of the estates. However, due to the delicacy of the vine and its low yield, many growers used more productive hybrid strains by sacrificing the quality of the wines

The recovery of the native Albariño variety in the mid-20th century, allows producing higher quality wines that gain in prestige inside and outside the region. The foundation of Rias Baixas P.D.O. in the 80's is a qualitative leap in the professionalization of the vine-growers, and the conquest of the most demanding palates that placed these wines among the best whites of the world.