Rías Baixas DO

Rias Baixas DO Wine Area Map
Rias Baixas DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

The spectacular success of Rías Baixas' fragrant, fruity white wines since winning DO status in 1988 has given Galician winemaking a new spirit of optimism.

The harnessing of modern technology has also been a key influence in the region's other DOs. Producers range from modern cooperatives to small-scale artesanal producers- here called adegas, the Galician name for bodegas- some of whom now make 'signature' wines of astonishing quality and complexity. 

The wider, mass-market success of young Albariño has encouraged winemakers to start experimenting with new techniques.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Rías Baixas
Plaza de la Petriera (Edificio Mugartegui), nº10
36002 Pontevedra
Tel.: +34 986 854 850


Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Rías Baixas PDO


Producers range from modern cooperatives to small-scale artesanal producers.

Rias Baixas DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Rias Baixas DO Vineyards and Production
Area under vine

4,077 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

0-300 m.

Soil types

Sandy with a granitic base.

Principal grapes (w)

Albariño, Loureira Blanca, Treixadura and Caiño Blanca.

Principal grapes (r)

Caiño Tinto, Espadeiro, Loureira Tinta and Sousón.

Maximum crop

12,000 kg/ha Albariño; 11,000 Caíño tinto; 12,500 kg/ha others


70 % (whites), 72 % (reds)

Production 2013

167,937 hl

Production 2014

199,949 hl

Production 2015

195,709 hl