About Adega Guimaro
If you are looking for authentic terroir-based Spanish wines, Adega Guimaro is the right choice for you. You can find this winery in Sober, inside the region of Amandi in Ribeira Sacra. This label was established in 1991 and the vines are located at an average altitude of around 350 to 550m above sea level here. Pedro Manuel Rodriguez, the youngest of the Rodriguez family, takes care of the wine business in this region.
Pedro’s family, which involves his parents, are still actively involved in working in the 8 hectares of vineyards every day. Apart from the vines, the family is also heavily into agriculture and poultry business. Adega, in Spanish, means winery. The family established its own winery in the year 1991; however, even before that, they were producing limited wine cases for their family’s consumption.
The winery was named Guimaro, which means rebel in the local language in the region of Galicia. A major reason for Pedro and his family to name their winery thus was because Guimaro was also the nickname of Pedro’s grandfather.
During the early 2000s the Adega Guimaro winery underwent a lot of positive changes. By this time, Pedro had learnt a lot from the ace winemaker, Raul Perez from the Bierzo region. Under his guidance, Pedro learnt the tricks of winemaking such as limiting the production of the flagship grape varietal of Mencia, improving the quality of the terroir, stopping the use of chemicals in the vineyards and so on.
The wines produced under this label are:
- Blanco –Godello grapes
- Cepas Viejas –Godello grapes
- Tinto –Mencia and other blends
- Camino Real –85% Mencia; 15% from others such as Merenzao, Brancellao, Caino, Mouraton, Souson and Alicante Bouschet
- A Ponte –Mencia, Merenzao, Brancellao, Caino and Souson
- Finca Meixeman –Mencia
- Finca Capelinos – Mencia
- Finca Pombeiras - Mencia