The Winery

COTO DE GOMARIZ

PRESENTATION

Coto de Gomariz receives its name from the village where it’s located: “gomariz” that comes from the word “gomariza” which translates to branches of the vines.

It is the oldest wine producing area on the Iberian Peninsula; since the 10th Century(*) its been known as “Golden Mile of the Ribeiro” for the exceptional quality of the vineyards.

The Carreiro family, from Barro de Gomariz since generations ago and always dedicated to the vineyards, is the owner of these lands.

In the 80’s the grape growing project was converted into winemaking, cultivating 32Ha of vines scattered around different parishes in the valley of the river Avia in the Ourense province (Galicia).

PANORAMA-2

Coto de Gomariz has led the way by proving that there is much more to Ribeiro than just the white wines, in fact there are very attractive and characterful reds too. The winery also has a distillery where they carry out investigations into liquors and distilled drinks, such as their Coffee Liqueur.

The wines seduce the best experts and new wine drinkers. Made with only Galician autochthonous varieties of grapes and following the concept of “terroir”; making the wines according to the microplots of vineyard to enhance the unique characteristics of each of them and respecting the ecological and even biodynamic philosophy of vineyard management.

(*) We use this historic fact as the slogan on our wine labels, translated into Galician: “Dende o Século X” which means “since the 10th Century”.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

CONCEPT

A traditional, family winery that uses the grapes grown on their own land.
A vibrant oenological history. Benefactors of the medieval farms that created some of the most famous monasteries in Galicia and created the lands that today, still have the same names. Epicentre of the loyal wine of classic Ribeiro, exporting to Europe and the rest of the peninsula since the Middle Ages.
Praising the quality of the wines from the valley of Avia: pioneer in Spain for regulating the production and commercialisation of wine and also marking out a wine producing area, and in 1957 founding the Regulatory Council of the Ribeiro Appellation.
Using only autochthonous varieties, the ones that are really only adapted to the microclimate and the soils where they are grown.
Vine management very well-cared for from planting the vines, respecting to the maximum the bond between the plant and the soils as a common starting point for all the wines.
Tradition and new technologies go hand-hand respecting the identity of the wines and their processes.
QUEEN BEES

WHO IS WHO AT GOMARIZ

Ricardo Carreiro
Ricardo Carreiro
The Big Indian Chief
Xosé Lois Sebio
Xosé Lois Sebio
Professor Bacteria, our very own Panoramix
Miguel Montoto
Miguel Montoto
Pesci, oops, sorry. Miguel: a rebel with a cause.
Inma Pazos
Inma Pazos
There always has to be one Stark in Winterfield
Gema Rodriguez
Gema Rodriguez
The Sempiterna Padawan
Javier Meaño
Javier Meaño
Sam Sagaz Gamyi
THE WINERY IN THE NEWS

News

The wines of this vineyard have received many awards and distinctions over the years.

We are the reference winery for the Ribeiro region when it comes to journalists writing about the region. We are well-known for our know-how and for quality in their articles.

Below are some of the numerous publications where we have been mentioned:

  • Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate
  • Vinous (Stephen Tanzer ́s International Wine Cellar)
  • Jancis Robinson´s Purple Pages
  • Decanter
  • Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Spectator
  • John Gilman. View From the Cellar
  • James Suckling
  • James Goode´s Wine Blog
  • Adfundum Alemania
  • Weinwirtschaft Alemania
  • Perswijn Países Bajos
  • Magazyn Wino. Polonia
  • Dinamarca
  • Wine Enthusiast. USA
  • Brasil
  • Bélgica
  • Vinavisen Dinamarca
  • Wilson on Wine. Irish Times. Irlanda.
  • The Drink Business. UK
  • Guía Peñín
  • 365 Vinos al Año de Vivir el Vino
  • La Guía de Vino Cotidiano
  • Guia de La Semana Vitivinícola
  • Guia de los Vinos y Destilados de Galicia
  • Guía Traveler. Condé Nast.
  • Wine Up. E-Catas de Joaquín Parra.
  • Spanish Wine Lover.
  • Epicur
  • Mi Vino. Vinum.
  • Medallas en Decanter World Wine Awards.
  • Medallas Challenge Internacional Du Vin
  • Mejores Vinos del Mundo en Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Regional Trophy en Decanter World Wine Awards.
  • Medallas Mundus Vini.
  • Mejor Blanco de España por elmundovino.com
  • Vino blanco del año 2011 por la Guía Gourmets en España.
  • 10 Mejores Vinos por debajo de 10 € en diversas ocasiones. Mileurismo Gourmet.
  • Distinciones Gallaecia: Asociación de Sumilleres de Galicia.
  • Mejores Blancos de España en Revista Sobremesa.

The wines produced and sold by Coto de Gomariz are on some of the best wine menus in Michelin Star restaurants not only in Spain, but around the world too.

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