Mar de Frades, a Galician word meaning “Sea of Friars”, is the name given to the location opposite the ría Arousa, at the mouth of the river Umia, where the old pilgrims disembarked to continue their journey towards Santiago de Compostela.
That little spot in the ocean facing our vineyards was the space we chose in 1987 to create a bodega inspired by the style of the Atlantic, and born with the goal of creating wines that would reflect its personality and character.
Our history has always run parallel to that of the D.O. Rías Baixas, which emerged the following year. We were pioneers in the place that represents the deepest winegrowing traditions of the Val do Salnés, where the legend of Albariño begins and Spain’s most sophisticated and elegant white wines are produced.
Live in Blue
One colour inspires us to live every moment in all its intensity, bringing out the best in us, escaping passing fads while defining our own authenticity and Atlantic style.
It takes us to the landscapes of the north and envelopes us in its elegant light, reconnecting us with nature and our commitment to the land and sea.