activity in Ribeira Sacra has its origins at the era
of Roman domination. It is said that once the gold
deposits in the Las Médulas region had been
mined out and with need for new economic returns from
its conquered provinces, Romans moved to the banks
of the River Sil to start grape growing and wine making
to send to Rome. One can still appreciate today, traces
of that civilization, such as the remains of a Roman
road in the vicinity of the Winery. Regina Viarum
is at the heart of the Ribeira Sacra Amandi region,
which represents the essence of a single land that
gives the grape unique qualities.
Viarum winery has the firm intention to produce
wines of outstanding quality, and to achieve excellence
in this wine from three premises: the vineyard,
processing and wine.
Regina Viarum facilities have all winemaking equipment
for the preparation of their wines with the highest
built has a floor area of 4,000 m2, of which 2,000
meters are intended exclusively for teh winery.
Regina Viarum has a capacity of 300,000 liters in
deposits, all stainless steel and temperature-controlled.
Today we have French oak Allier barrels with capacity
for 10,600 liters.
Wineries Regina Viarum are located in the heart
Amandi zone, attached to the appellation of origin
Ribeira Sacra. This area has some orographic and
weather characteristics that make it particularly
suitable for growing grapes and wines of high quality.
With a south-southwest direction, the vineyards
are protected from cold winds from the north and
the sun bathes the terraces throughout the day.
The stone warmed by the sun during the day blunted
the lower night temperatures avoiding frost. These
are the characteristics that differentiate the Mencía
grape in Amandi from other denominations and sub-areas
of the Ribeira Sacra. We always have special care
since grapes are the basis for our wine.
Once pampered and cared for the strain and seen
the peak of maturity is the harvest begins, controlling
entry into the cellar of no more than 10.000-20.000
kg. Grape newspapers, because when selecting bunch
to bunch it is not possible Harvests more quantity.
The selection panel controlling the four operatives
discarded bunch that does not meet all conditions
of good quality.
estrujada is selected by a machine roller open for
not breaking too much grain, the cluster is separate
and harvest estrujada is driven by a pump to deposits
maceration, which will make its development process
In our premium wineries sentiment of preserving
the traditional method of winemaking, it is the
grape and land that determines its character.
Regina Viarum 've created two brands
of wine along step by step guidelines previously
-Grapes selected stands at 5,000
tanks and 10,000 liters, where macerate and develops
differently to normal in the area: a lot of maceration,
bazuqueos manuals, controlling fermentation temperatures
slightly higher (20-25) descube and the finished
7-10 days of fermentation, thus obtain more colour,
more extract and body structure in mouth, ultimately
a wine long in the mouth.
- Proceeding from the same grape apply a more traditional
system development in the area, which consists of:
less mashing, fermentation lowest temperature (19-21)
and early descube sometimes unfinished totally fermentation,
this leads us to achieve a wine with different characteristics,
with less color, something more red and more fruity
aromas. Flavour softer, less structure and body,
as is traditional wines Amandi and Ribeira Sacra.
The Ribeira Sacra Amandi is the essence of a land
that only gives the variety Mencos some unique qualities.
coat the slopes of Canyon Sil receive care from
the sun the vines of Amandi that after a careful
selection allow the development of this unique wine.
“Regina Viarum” is well demanded to
visit by tourists and once they know Regina Viarum,
they never forget the spectacular views from the
central building over the Sil river. You can combine
your trip with your staying in nice country hotels
and a tour in a catamaran along the river.
The winery offers the possibility of holding meetings
and lunches for groups subject to prior reservation.
The catering is handled by an important restaurant
from the area. They also offer customers the possibility
of arranging the catering with a company of its