Wineries around El Rosal.
Bodegas Valmiñor-Bodegas Terras Gauda-Bodegas Santiago Ruíz-Bodegas Lagar de Fornelos-Bodegas Quinta de Couselo
One route about the wine industry of the Rosal
With 34 hectares of its own vineyards in O Rosal, Adegas Valmiñor represents one of the best wineries belonging to the “Rías Baixas” designation of origin and is at the vanguard of Galician winemaking. We highly recommend the wines made from native grapes (mainly Loureiro) such as the Davila line, M-100 and L-100. Wines featuring personality and excellent quality. Business hours (by appointment only) from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm.
A traditional family winery that has played a pioneering role in many aspects such as wine labelling, a promoter of native grapes and a pioneer in the wine sector in the Rías Baixas. This winery was established in 1870 as an entirely family-owned winery. Old wines trained in traditional style, in an idyllic, luxuriant setting that reflects the founder’s personality everywhere you look: the house, the floral decoration, the woodland on the estate, etc., although this winery is now owned by a business group belonging to the Spanish wine sector. Business hours (by appointment only): summer from 10.30 am to 2 pm; winter from Monday to Thursday, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and 3.30 to 5.30 pm, Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. Closed during the grape harvest and Easter.
Bodegas Terras Gauda
This is a winery that has been committed to R+D since its beginning. It has always believed that the best traditional Albariño wines come from native vines from the O Rosal area. Both Abadía San Campio and Terras Gauda itself are meticulous wines. Its La Mar label stands out; wine made in an exceptional way from 100% Caiño grapes that makes it unique. Visits: summer (from July 1 to September 30) from Monday to Friday at 6 pm, Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday and public holidays at 12.30 pm; the rest of the year from Monday to Saturday at 5.30 pm, Sunday and public holidays at 12.30 pm. Groups by appointment only.
A small, friendly winery. It features one of the largest vineyards throughout the Rías Baixas. Located in a beautiful setting full of vineyards. It has a charming tasting hall featuring a press made of stone and rustic wood, prepared for all kinds of events. It uses 100% Albariño grapes (without including native grapes from the area) to make Lagar de Cervera, present in the international market, as well as white and herb eau-de-vies with the Viña Armenteira label. It belongs to the Rioja Alta group. Visits by appointment only. From September to June, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 3 to 5 pm. July and August, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.
A small, friendly winery, which used to belong to the monks of the Monastery of Santa María de Oia. It now boasts a long family tradition (from 1898) that puts a lot of care into everything related to its wine, its surroundings and its clients. It makes a white wine called Quinta de Couselo from 70 and 30% Alabriño and Loureiro grapes respectively, which was selected as the best white Galician wine in 2014. It also has a herb eau-de-vie that won the 2014 “Pote de Oro” prize. All very charming.
With a lot of quality, the same as the service and reasonable prices. A good choice is lamprey in season, swordfish and seafood.
Eating in wineries
If you are travelling in a group, we recommend eating in a winery, especially the one in Valmiñor and Lagar de Fornelos, since you can organise a fine meal in advance featuring local produce and enjoy a full day of wine tourism.