Alvaredos-Hobbs celebrates a region rich with tradition, producing wines from the indigenous grapes of Ribeira Sacra, such as godello and mencía, that grow on steep hillside vineyards along the Sil River.”

2020 Alvaredos-Hobbs Godello bottle shot

2020 Alvaredos-Hobbs Godello, D.O. Ribeira Sacra

One of the oldest varieties of the Iberian Peninsula, godello is a white grape indigenous to Galicia and highly regarded for its delicate texture and medium-high acidity. An early-ripened variety, it thrives in dry sites and well-drained soils, and is characterized by its small-sized berries and closely packed bunches. It is recognized for making age-worthy wines.

  • Region: D.O. Ribeira Sacra
  • Varietal composition: 95% Godello, 5% Loureiro
  • Harvest date: September 5 & 30, 2020
  • Fermentation & aging: Fermented using native yeasts and aged 10 months on the lees in 500 liter barrels and foudres
  • Bottled: Unfined and unfiltered, August 25, 2021

Tasting notes: Deep straw in color with green hues, this aromatic white beckons with scents of white florals, stone fruit, and citrus, with a beguiling undertone of lemon verbena and wet slate. On the palate, the wine presents vibrant notes of grapefruit, apple, and lime, with hints of clover honey, tangerine zest, and white pepper. Medium bodied with crunchy minerality, an elegant mouthfeel, and a creamy, lingering finish.

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“Medium yellow to the eye, this wine has a bouquet of lemon, pear and river rock. A wave of acidity washes across the palate bearing grapefruit, lemon zest and white peach flavors alongside notes of butterscotch, dried thyme and a hint of oyster shell that lingers into the vivid finish.” – 94pts, Wine Enthusiast

“A nervy nose with some gravel minerals and a very subtle, lactic and nutty edge to the limey fruit and green apples. Some fine macadamia nuts, too. Intense limey flavors and mealy acidity bind together, driving the textured, medium to full bodied palate to a long, creamy yet nuanced finish. Delicious now, so why hold?” – 93pts, James Suckling

2020 Alvaredos-Hobbs Mencía, D.O. Ribeira Sacra

Native to the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, mencía is known for its thick skins and dark fruit and floral characteristics. When planted in hillside regions with poor soils the vines thrive to produce beautifully structured, age-worthy aromatic red wines.

  • Region: D.O. Ribeira Sacra
  • Varietal composition: 100% Mencía
  • Harvest dates: September 7 & 17
  • Fermentation & aging: Fermented using native yeasts and aged 12 months in oak barrels (225L), 35% new oak
  • Bottled: Unfined and unfiltered, April 28, 2022

Tasting notes: Seductive aromas of blackberry and fresh thyme mingle with hints of rose petal, cardamom and sumac. Juicy berries and black cherry on the palate are complemented by spice and floral notes, with a slate minerality, refreshing acidity, and well-balanced tannins.

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“Highly attractive, pure nose. Refined and elegant palate, with a lovely sensuous feel; very deep, luxurious but light on its feet with the requisite pulse of red-fruited acidity on the finish.” – 95pts, Decanter

“Juicy, with black cherry charm, notes of white pepper, Herbs de Provence, and heather keep a savory tone. A hint of hibiscus brightens mid-palate, followed by deeper notes of coffee bean and graphite.” – 93pts, Tasting Panel

“Juicy black cherries and mulberries with hints of dried herbs, stems and white pepper. Plenty of crunchy, tart berries deliver a succulent mouth-feel to the tight, medium-bodied palate, rounded by fresh, structured but silky tannins. Drink now.” – 92pts, James Suckling


Combining ancient tradition with a modern expression, our label pays homage to the unique history of Alvaredos and the region of Galicia.

  • The arches topped by spires take inspiration from the Romanesque churches, monasteries, and chapels found throughout the region.
  • The bright gold exemplifies the arrival of the Romans who sought gold in the nearby rivers. Romans were the first to cultivate the region, and began planting grapes on these steep slopes, including in the village of Alvaredos.
  • The dark gray background represents the slate content in the soils of the region, which help to retain heat and provide drainage in the vineyards.