Ribeiro DO

Ribeiro DO Wine Area Map
Ribeiro DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

Ribeiro is a traditional growing area, and has been a registered DO since 1932. Today, the area is undergoing a renaissance thanks to the distinctively different wines it makes with native red and white grapes.

Immense innovation and investment is now evident throughout the DO, both in the large cooperatives and in the smaller bodegas. An unusual feature of the area is the many small, independent producers, called colleteiros, who make wine traditionally from their own grapes.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Ribeiro
Salgado Moscoso, 11
32400 Ribadavia
Tel.: +34 988 477 200


Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Ribeiro PDO


This is the oldest appellation of origin in Galicia.

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

2,350 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

100-350 m.

Soil types

Sandy granitic 70%; franc schist 20%; sedimentary 10%.

Principal grapes (w)

Treixadura, Albariño, Godello, Torrontés and Loureira.

Principal grapes (r)

Caiño Longo, Caiño Tinto, Caiño Bravo, Ferrón, Sousón, Brancellao and Mencía.

Maximum crop

13,000 kg/ha


70 %

Production 2013

78,224 hl

Production 2014

75,215 hl

Production 2015

79,470 hl