Lagar de Sabariz, 'A Pita Cega'
This winery is located against the backdrop of the Miño and Avia river valleys, although it lies outside the boundaries of the DO Ribeiro. In fact, everything is fairly atypical at Lagar de Sabariz, starting with the express desire of its founder, Pilar Higuero, to work her vineyard biodynamically despite the area’s climate, which is influenced by the Atlantic and has rainfall levels that can reach 1,000 mm per year.
“Biodynamics are cosmetics for the vineyard,” assures Pilar, who has created a small farm holding where the animals do their part in working the land, particularly the sheep and geese —“natural lawnmowers” is how she describes the latter; hens also help to aerate the soil around the vines. The vineyard, located in the San Amaro area, occupies four hectares grown around a carefully restored country house dating back to the 16th century, when vines were already being grown in this place, known as Sabariz.
Learn more about Lagar de Sabariz here.