Wine: The lure of green Galicia

The Spanish region has nurtured many sublime indigenous varieties, giving it a unique wine personality

30th August, 2020
Wine: The lure of green Galicia
Picking grapes on steep ‘bancadas’ or terraces in the region of Ribeira Sacra in Galicia. Photo: Getty

At the top left-hand corner of the Iberian peninsula, perched over Portugal, can be found a region unlike any other in Spain. In fact, in many respects, Galicia shares some of Ireland’s own characteristics, being chilly, rainy and lusciously green.

Galicia is a beautiful place, rich in history and natural beauty (brown bears and wolves can still be found in the mountains) with its own language, food traditions and unique traditional festivals. This...

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