Come and discover the spectacular Wine region of Ribeira Sacra, Galicia with Sean O’Rourke Co-Founder of EATour Specialist…
This is without a doubt one of my favourite food & wine touring destinations that is basically unknown by most wine lovers around the world. This will surely change in due time especially after Galicia being listed in Wine Enthusiastrecent article “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015” and a piece on the Ribeira Sacra has appeared in the New York Times “Wine From a Sacred Place“. Not only does this region offer excellent wines & food but as well the historic sites (Monasteries, Castles…) and landscape on banks of the rivers Sil and Miño. I would be glad to show you around this area, in fact after over 15 years of guiding wine tours in Galicia it is always a treat spending time in such a beautiful gastro-region.
Here is a private day tour we offer visiting Ribeira Sacra and the neighbouring wine region of Ribeiro…
Deluxe Food, Wine & Cultural Tour in Galicia, Spain. A Private driver/guide will show you gastronomical and historical delights of this area. Discover distinct Spanish wines, cuisine, music […]
Great video teaser on the Ribeira Sacra…
About the D.O. Ribeira Sacra wine region…
Ribeira Sacra Wine Region – D.O. Ribeira Sacra
The Ribeira Sacra is formed by a group of 20 municipalities belonging to the southern part of the province of Lugo and the northern part of Ourense, both in the inland of Galicia. The element that brings them together is the watercourse of the Miño, Sil and Cabe Rivers. That flow to their confluence through throats and canyons with a strong verticality, forming a unique landscape and a singular land. The result of this legacy is the Sil and Miño land, with a valuable heritage of monasteries – which irradiated art, culture and progress to all of Galicia. Hence the name Ribeira Sacra (Rivoyra Sacrata), of which there is evidence since the XII century; all along it we can find monasteries like those of San Estevo de Ribas de Sil (today it’s a Parador), Santa Cristina, San Pedro de Rocas, Xunqueira de Espadanedo, Montederramo, Ferreira de Pantón, churches such as those of San Paio de Diomondi, San Miguel de Eiré,…. – . In this territory we also find dolmens and megalithic tombs that evidence a very early settlement, continuing with important traces of a Roman presence. The spectacular viewpoints over the Cañón del Sil (Sil River canyons) is a must to admire the monumental landscape. On the sunny banks the vineyards descend in terraces […]
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