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Discover the Wine Route in Cambados

by | May 12, 2023 | Uncategorized

If you’re a fan of wine and delicious cuisine, you can’t miss a good wine route in Cambados. Located in the heart of the Rías Baixas in the Ría de Pontevedra estuary, this city will enable you to discover the vineyards and wineries of the Rías Baixas Designation of Origin (one of the most important in Galicia) first-hand.

You can also enjoy the delicious local gastronomy, with signature dishes like Galician-style octopus or fresh seafood. Would you like to find out more? Read on and discover everything that the Wine Route in Cambados has to offer you with Naviera Mar de Ons ferry company.

Cambados, capital of Albariño wine

Cambados, the capital of Albariño wine, is one of the most important destinations in Galicia for wine lovers. Its vineyards, located in the heart of the Salnés valley, produce some of the best white wines in Spain, especially the famous Albariño.

A wine route in Cambados is a unique experience to learn about the wine-making process, taste the products of the local wineries and discover the culture and history surrounding this centuries-old beverage.

There’s also the Wine Festival, one of the most popular festivals for visitors to enjoy wine, music and gastronomy in a festive and welcoming atmosphere.

Cambados wineries, discover the delicate winemaking process

One of the best ways to learn about Albariño wine in Cambados is to visit various wineries. Most of them offer guided tours which enable you to learn about the winemaking process, from grape harvesting to bottling. Some of the most renowned wineries in the area include:

Martín Códax Winery: One of the most important wineries in the region, it has modern facilities and offers guided tours with tastings of its best wines.
Palacio de Fefiñanes Winery: located in the historic centre of Cambados, this winery dates back to the 17th century and is one of the oldest in the region. It offers visits to its vineyard and winery, as well as tastings of its Albariño wines.
Pazo Baión Winery: Located in an old Galician manor house, it offers guided tours and a tasting of its wines accompanied by local cheeses and sausages.

But these aren’t the only wineries, there are many more! Some of them also offer additional services like private tastings, food pairings and outdoor activities like cycling through the vineyards.

Visiting the wineries of Cambados is a unique experience to get to know the culture and history of Albariño wine in Galicia. So we encourage you to select a few to create a comprehensive wine route.

Tapas bars and restaurants, a complete gastronomic experience

Another way of getting to know the albariño wine of Cambados is by taking a tour of the town’s bars, tapas bars and restaurants. Here you can taste a wide variety of local wines, accompanied by the region’s most typical dishes, such as Galician-style octopus, scallop empanadas or lacón con grelos (pork shoulder with turnip tops). This option allows you to enjoy a more complete experience, to discover the area’s culinary culture and leave Cambados with a good taste in your mouth.

Some of the most highly recommended tapas bars and restaurants to try the local wines are Taberna do Trasno, located in the historic centre of Cambados, Restaurante Yayo Daporta, with a Michelin star, A Fonte do Viño, with a varied wine list, and Posta do Sol, with a terrace overlooking the sea. During the Wine Festival, you can also enjoy tapas and pinchos in the street and take part in competitions and activities related to wine.

Other must-visit places for a complete experience

As we mentioned above, Cambados is known throughout the world as the “Capital of Albariño wine” and that’s why there are so many elements of this town which represent its love and dedication to this spirit drink.

As well as visiting the wineries and enjoying the local wines in the tapas bars and restaurants, there are other must-see places to complete your experience in Cambados.

One of them is the Wine Museum, located next to the ruins of the Church of Santa Mariña de Dozo, where you can learn about the history and culture of Albariño wine, from its origin to its production and tasting.

Another unmissable place is the statue in honour of Bacchus, the god of wine, which is located in the centre of the city, in a small square near the town hall.

Finally, we recommend that you visit the shops and establishments specialising in wine, where you can buy the best bottles and take a little piece of Cambados’ wine culture home with you.

Some of the most renowned shops belong to wineries or restaurants, like the wine shop of the Martín Códax Winery and the shop of A Fonte do Viño. Others are shops which sell their own products, like Pepa La Loba, and still others sell a variety of brands, like Adega Gil Armada, Vinoteca Ribeira de Fefiñáns or Anuska.

The Albariño wine festival, a good time to visit Cambados

The Albariño Wine Festival is one of the most important events in Cambados, held every year at the end of July or beginning of August.
During this time, the city is full of activities related to the world of wine, from tastings and samplings to concerts and street shows. Also, during the Festival, the Albariño Wine Tasting Competition is held, where expert tasters select the best wines of the year’s harvest.

If you visit Cambados at this time of the year to create your wine route, don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of wine and enjoy the most important festival of the region. Here at the Naviera Mar de Ons ferry company, we encourage you to take one of our boat trips in the Rias Baixas from the ports of Portonovo or Sanxenxo, which are very near to Cambados. Check out our website for all of the services available.

Doing a wine route in Cambados is a unique experience in which you can learn about the region’s culture, history and gastronomy. Visit the wine cellars, taste the local wines in the tapas bars and restaurants and enjoy the Wine Festival in a festive and friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss it! And if you round off your visit with a boat trip, it will become a 5-star experience.