Our history

Wine growing, which already enjoyed a deep-rooted tradition in our family, came to occupy our professional efforts in the early nineties. Thus began a career of true dedication and care to achieve the best wines produced in our lands.

Knowing that the Albariño grape is one of the most complex grapes, perhaps the one with the best properties for making high quality white wines, we set off on what has now become a passion for Albariño. At first we looked for our best vineyards to produce the best possible wine, the most personal and differentiated.

An exceptional estate

Today we can say that our plantations are located on an exceptional estate, oriented and spread out on terraces that govern the natural orography and are home to mature vines at optimum altitude.

After a decade in which we have dedicated ourselves exclusively to the cultivation and care of this estate, our vines have reached the right age to produce one of the best wines. In 1997, with vines over 25 years old, we produced the first vintage of our Albariño Valtea, a wine that today has become one of the best references of the Rías Baixas, but also one of the great ambassadors of the Denomination of Origin.

Our winery

In a privileged location, in the Miño valleys, 30 minutes away from Vigo and Ourense, Adegas Valtea is located in an area with a special microclimate that allows the grapes to reach the necessary degree of maturity for the production of wines of unquestionable quality.

The care with which the old vines of the plantation are cared for, and which in some way limit production, is complemented by the technology and the art of winemaking in the winery, where the selection of vines and grapes is a first step towards achieving supreme quality.

Almost all the vines used for the production of our wines come from the vineyards of the property, 150,000 m2 of Adegas Valtea and another 70,000 m2 leased whose soils are used entirely for albariño grapes.

Our vineyards are arranged in extensive terraces or balconies hanging over the Miño basin, facing Portugal, with a north-south orientation and irregular, gently sloping terrain.

The Albariño grape has a small cluster, spherical berry and a yellowish green colour. It has a low yield but a good grade, and it develops perfectly in the climatic conditions that occur in this Atlantic area.