Where nature and tradition meet
The parish of Santa Maria de Viñoás, where is located Adega do Mollón, is located in Nogueira de Ramuin, Ourense town known as the birthplace of sharpeners and umbrella stands, part of the beautiful natural area called Ribeira Sacra.
Nogueira de Ramuin has several popular constructions that add beauty to the area, including: mills, public ovens, chapels, megalithic monuments and churches, such as the monastery of San Esteban, San Cristobal, San Martin or San Salvador de Loña.
From the sixth century, the arrival of the hermit monks, fleeing from the busy social life to devote himself to a life of contemplation and sacrifice, resulted in the construction of many monasteries, from the eleventh century, formed the basis of economic, social and religious life of the area. Monasteries and Holy Estebo of Ribas de Sil, clearly show the taste of the area for the contemplative life and the magnificent views.
The monks, helped by the mild climate, developed and improved the cultivation of vines has been a centuries-old tradition in many local families.
The vines, carved into the steep hillsides reflect the enormous effort of generations, for centuries, they have worked these mountains to mix part of the landscape.
The Ribeira Sacra, one of the most spectacular wine regions of Spain, is situated on the banks of the Miño and Sil rivers within Galicia, between the provinces of Lugo and Ourense.
D.O. Ribeira Sacra was born in 1997 and groups five divisions: Amandi, Chantada, Quiroga-Bibei, Ribeiras do Miño and Ribeiras do Sil. The grapes grow in small strips of land placed on the steep slopes of the Sil and Miño rivers. The vines were planted here centuries ago by the monks of the monasteries built in the Middle Ages, between the eighth and twelfth centuries, hence the name of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra.
The landscape is characterized by steep slopes, diving into the river from a height of over 500 meters, and climatic conditions, marked by high temperatures in summer and cool in winter.
The especially widespread in this area in the early Middle Ages, monasticism led to a high concentration of monasteries and Romanesque churches in Galicia. Quiet, retreat and mystery of this area, still can be seen today, and is one of the main attractions for visitors.
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