The D.O. Ribeira Sacra was set up in 1996 in order to protect the origin of the wine, to guarantee its quality and to promote the wine. The Denominación consists of 5 subregions: Amandi, Chantada, Quiroga-Bibei, Ribeiras do Miño and Ribeiras do Sil.
The Ribeira Sacra was historically a wine producing region. The tradition was first started by the Romans, in the Middle Ages, with the monks, vine cultivation spread and in the Twentieth Century, after a difficult period, wine production took on a new impetus.
With the creation of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra the sector became more professional and the wine world began to take an interest in renovating the terraced vineyards and restoring the landscape. Today the wine sector is thriving and dynamic and one of the main economic pillars of the region meaning that the Ribeira Sacra as a tourist destination is most definitely on the map.
The determination and hard work every year of the men and women of the Ribeira Sacra results in a unique wine, with a distinctive character, born from the land of its origin.
The Regulatory Council of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra nowadays has more than 1,200 hectares of vineyards signed up to it, approximately 3,000 wine producers in around a 100 bodegas bottling wine under the umbrella of the D.O. Grape production within the Regulatory Council is around 7,000,000 kilos from one of the most spectacular and beautiful wine producing regions in the world.