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The Agro de Bazan Winery produces quality wines with the Albarino Grape, an aromatic, long-standing grape native of the Salnes Valley. Weather conditions in the Rias Baixes (Lower Inlets) are generally cool, windy, and rainy. Notably, Albarino grapes develop thick skins, contributing to their intense aromas. Typically, wines made from Albarino grapes are very aromatic, often described as having scents of almonds or almond paste, apples, peaches, citrus, and flowers or grass.
The Gran Bazan Cellar is a result of a strong entrepreneurial project created to lead an elitist grape and wine-growing project in the smallholdings of Galicia years ago. These cellars have had an active and strong contribution to the most relevant agro-industrial revolution in the history of Galicia, taking the Rias Baixas wines to the top ranks, amongst the best wines in the world. This has been accomplished thanks to, amongst other factors, their team of technolgical-eonologists, the development of the cold maceration process, making two types of wines according to the process and quality selection, making the first Albarino wine matured in French oak barrels. The former, Pazo de BazAn, was an ancestral mansion built in the 17th Century; it is located on the green landscapes of the Rias Baixas, on the Ria de Arousa. The Gallegan Coast is dotted with leafy pine trees, beaches and numerous country houses.
The Parador is in the center of the small village of Cambados, only a short distance from the Isla de la Toxa. The Parador was built by order of the local parish priest, Pedro BazAn Torres, a distant relative of Emilia Pardo BazAn, the Countess immortalized through her literary talents. Cambados has been declared a Historic-Artistic District, and is considered a Property of Cultural Interest. Once greeted at the Parador, you will have another wine tasting of local wines before free time (approximately 1 hour) is given prior to your return to Vigo.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.75 mile (roughly 1.5 hours) over even and cobblestone surfaces with some steps at the cellars. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tour order may vary between groups to avoid congestion at the sites. The drive to/from the port is approximately 1 hour each way, dependent upon traffic conditions. Guests must be 18 years old to participate in the wine tasting portion of the tour. Photo ID may be requested.