Rodrigo Mendez’s vineyards are not typical Galician vineyards: they’re hidden away up in the mountains, surrounded by pine forests. Don’t worry, the vines don’t miss the ocean winds because the high altitude keeps them at a steady cool temperature.
The vineyards are quite isolated, which means Rodrigo is able to farm using organic methods as he does not have to worry about diseases or pesticides drifting in from neighbouring vineyards. He grows native Galician grape varieties and uses natural yeasts to ferment them. His wines are unlike other Galician wines you’ve tried before, but share the characteristic bright fruit flavours and zingy freshness.