We are embracing the challenge of reviewing 52 fabulous Spanish wineries in 2018, starting by a jewel located within the Designation of Origin Ribeiro, in the region of Galicia.
Ramón Do Casar is a family-owned winery founded in 2000. They own 13 hectares of vines and produce white wines, primarily from an emblematic and indigenous grape variety called Treixadura, giving high-quality wines with lots of elegance and structure showing white floral notes along with persistent citrusy and herbaceous hints. They make monovarietal Treixadura-based wines but also a coupage using the three Queens of Galician white grapes: Albariño, Godello and Treixadura. Their first vintage was 2013 and since then, they have won several wine awards.
We visited the winery last August and met Javier, oenologist and second generation of the winery. He showed us around and explained the origin of their beautiful wine labels. Ramón, his father, emigrated to Venezuela in the 50’s and for several years exchanged letters with his mother, who remained in Galicia. Part of these love letters are printed as labels of Ramón Do Casar wines, as well as photos of those goodbyes among people from Galicia leaving their country to cross the Ocean.
Apart from producing high-quality white wines with lots of character, perfect to match seafood based gastronomic specialties from Galicia, the vineyard is located in a privileged spot, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, just by the Miño River bank; a Spanish winery definitely worth visiting when in Ribeiro.
Have you tried Ramón Do Casar wines yet? If you love whites as we do and like to be ahead concerning Spanish wine trends, this is a must! You might also like visiting the winery and we can organise a wine tour specially for you. Here is a bit more about us! Cheers!