DO area for red and white wines in the northwest of the Spanish Ourense Province in ( Galicia ) near the Portuguese border. The name means "riparian land". In the north is Santiago de Compostela, one of the most famous Christian pilgrimage sites, where the tomb of the apostle James is said to be. From several starting points in Europe, the place is the final destination of several pilgrimage routes; for the wedding in the Middle Ages there were up to two million pilgrims annually. Already in the 16th century, wines were exported to Italy and England under the name Ribadavia (the main town in the area). It was primarily about Tostadillos (Dessert). The technology of the Schwefelns applied.
The area, which extends over 13 municipalities, is divided into the subzones Ribeiro de Avia, Ribeiro del Miño and Ribeiro de Arnoia. That influenced Atlantic climate results in warm summers and cold winters. There is enough rainfall with an average of 950 mm annually. The vineyards cover 3,000 hectares of vineyards on moist brown earth in slopes between 75 and 400 meters above sea level. These are located in the valley of the Miño River and on the banks of its tributaries Arnia and Arnoia. 90% of white wines from the main varieties Treixadura ( Trajadura ) and Torrontés ( alarije ), and Albariño ( Alvarinho ), Albilla ( Albillo de Albacete ) Godello, Loureira ( Loureiro ) Macabeo and Palomino produced. The main red wine varieties are Sousón ( Vinhão ), Brancellao ( Alvarelhão ), Caiño Tinto ( Borraçal ), Ferrón ( Manseng Noir ) Mencia. Garnacha Tinta and Tempranillo,