Cartographers of emotions
a place called portas
In the year 2000 a group of wine growers dreamed up what is today Viña Almirante, a winery made up of 80 partners and families who live by and for wine.
We were inspired by the historic past of Portas (Galicia / Spain) and the legacy of geographer Domingo Fontán, an illustrious local figure who helped us to realise that on the basis of emotional cartography we could make outrageously personal wines.
Once upon a time...
There are stories that are worth a toast.
Chose your path.
that unites us
When going out into the world was not a priority, we made it one.
Today we have a presence in more than 20 countries. It excites us to think that at any time, somewhere in the world, our wines are a part of someone’s life.
Nothing motivates us more.
On the basis of exploration we have understood our region and our vines. We have always believed in the distinctiveness of our terroir, in nature and in the meaning of hard work.
Every day in the vineyard is an opportunity to try to improve the next harvest.
Explore, investigate and decide which wine you think best matches your emotional personality.
If hard work and persistence are your identifying traits, you might find what you are looking for.
The feeling of a landscape
We’re in A Peroxa (Portas), in the Umia valley, beside the river Chaín. A place with its very own geographical and meteorological conditions, which largely determine the character of our vineyards. We also have a small percentage of vines in the heart of the Val do Salnés, giving us lots of possibilities to work with to make highly personal wines.
The best-kept secret
We don’t have a magic formula like that brand you’re thinking of, just hard work, exploration, analysis and confidence in the 45 hectares of vineyards we have dotted about the whole area.
Every year is an adventure, a challenge packed with uncertainty, effort and one sure thing: that no two harvests are the same, and that inspires us.
Portas is synonymous with history, origins and culture.
That of Galicia, and that of our local ancestors. History tells that in the 12th century king Ferdinand II of León gave the Cistercian monks the first plantation of albariño grapevines on record, the Paradisus estate in Santa María de Portas.
with a memory
In the bronze age the land we work today was the home of the Gallaecian Cileni, and much later it was the home of different lineages of illustrious figures.
Traits of its identity that remain alive in the form of stone, monuments and memories. We appreciate our present while admiring our past.
A step away
If you live in Galicia you’re lucky.
What more could you want?
To visit us sometime?
If on the other hand you’re elsewhere in the world and you’re thinking of coming to visit our country, consider having a glass of wine in our winery, the best option imaginable in the Rías Baixas region.