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Click here to read what my clients said about this tour My three tours to Galicia in 2019 were a great success.  We were based in two locations: Cambados in Rias Baixas for the first two nights, and Monforte de Lemos in Ribeiro for the final two nights, and enjoyed a mix of weather, but…(Read More)

The sun shone brightly as we greeted our final day in Galicia. Leaving Monforte de Lemos for the small Pazo de Toubes bodega in the Ribeiro region, the temperature gauge slowly rose. We passed through the village of San Clodio and the historic monastery that has now been converted into a hotel, and drove steadily…(Read More)

We waved goodbye to Cambados and headed inland to the rather wonderfully situated Casal de Armán in the Ribeiro region of Galicia. This bodega, which also boasts some well appointed rooms and a superb restaurant, overlooks villages and valleys and gives a terrific insight into the topography of the area.  We met Roger Matthews…(Read More)

Our third tour is under way and remarkably, we were yet again ahead of schedule as we set off from Porto airport. The weather was gorgeous and we arrived at the Parador in Cambados in plenty of time to settle in and relax. After a glass of fizz in the sunny courtyard, we headed off…(Read More)

Our final visit and lunch on Sunday was a superb occasion. Our destination was Pazo de Toubes, a tiny estate in Ribeiro that was acquired by Viña Costeira a decade ago and one which has been heavily invested in to restore the amazing buildings and vineyards. Export director Cornelia Proca was a very engaging…(Read More)

The forecast for Saturday was fabulous blue sunshine and a gorgeously warm day – and it was spot on! We headed across the provincial line into Castilla y León and the highly esteemed Bierzo region where the Mencía grape holds court. Our first stop was Bodegas Pittacum where we experienced a deep insight into…(Read More)

Our second Galicia tour has kicked off and once again we were ahead of schedule as flights into Porto and empty roads conspired to make an easy journey into Cambados. The weather was glorious and we basked in some early evening sunshine with a glass of fizz in the Parador cloistered garden. It was then…(Read More)

From Monforte de Lemos we continued our voyage of Galician discovery by briefly nipping into Castilla y León and the ever exciting Bierzo region. I first toured here in 2014 and was impressed then by the local Mencía grape. Wine commentators around the world have become very excited by this area and our…(Read More)

We set off on Friday for the second leg of our Galician wine adventure as we waved goodbye to Cambados and headed inland towards Monforte de Lemos. On the way we took in two wineries: Casal de Armán in the Ribeiro region near Ourense and Regina Viarum in the Ribeira Sacra region just outside…(Read More)

Cambados is a very pretty town situated right on the Atlantic coast and is in the heart of the Salnes sub zone of Rías Baixas.  Albariño is the most important grape variety.  Our first visit was a mere 650 metres from the Parador so made for a very leisurely start to the day…(Read More)