ADEGAS GALEGAS – PAZO DE ALMUIÑA
The grapes used to make wines such as D. Pedro de Soutomaior or Veigadares, recognised at international competitions and considered two of the best white wines in Spain, come from these vineyards. Aside from the installations in Meder, Salvaterra do Miño; Adegas Galegas also has installations in Pazo de Almuiña, located in the district of Arbo. The pazo (stately manor) is surrounded by 6 hectares of Albariño and Treixadura vines, planted to take advantage of the incline of the land and creating terraces that, due to their characteristics, prevent idle vegetation and favour optimum and homogenous ripeness. The Pazo, a protagonist of the vineyards, is a part of Galician patrimony and stands near the old Camino Real which linked the South of Galicia with the Peninsula. Since its beginnings, it was dedicated to agricultural activities and whose name comes from the word Almuiña, originating from arab etimology and which means orchard. Even the celtic reference of "muin", which means vine, is directly linked to the vine growing of El Pazo de Almuiña. It is also the centre of wine tourism in Adegas Galegas, where aside from offering activities such as guided tours, wine tastings and different wine tourism packs; the visitor can also stay in one of the 10 rooms set around the central patio, where a unique granary still stands.