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DO area (dt "Mountain of the King") in the province of Ourense in the northwestern Spanish region Galicia on the border to Portugal, It includes the municipalities of Castrelo do Val, Monterrei, Oimbra and Verín. There are the two sub-areas Val de Monterrei (rather flat terrain) and Ladeira de Monterrei (hillside). In the east closes the DO area Rías Baixas at. The vineyards cover about 650 hectares of vineyards on heavy, clayey soils especially on both sides of the Támega and its tributaries. The climate with Atlantic and continental influences is characterized by hot, dry summers with little rainfall and mild winters. There are 60% white wines grown; the most important are Doña Blanca ( Síria ) Godello. Monstruosa. Palomino, Treixadura ( Trajadura ) and Verdello ( Godello ). The most important red wines are Mencia, Tinto Fino ( Tempranillo ) and Bastardo and María Ordoña ( Trousseau Noir ). A well known producer is Benito Santos,

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