Benito Santos was one of the original growers in Rías Biaxas when it became a D.O. The vineyards are situated in Vilanova de Arousa in the region of Salnés far to the west within Galicia, thus benefiting from the cool Atlantic breezes. The vineyards are certified organic–the first to become so in Galicia–and all cuvees are vineyard designated.
North of Portugal, on Spain's eastern seaboard, sits the Galician Coast. Heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean's weather pattern, the wine producing region here (known as Rias Baixas) tends to farm using trellises that allow for maximum airflow to keep the fruit well ventilated (preventing fungus and rot.) The main grape here is the Albarino, a thick-skinned grape resistant to mildew, and making for some lively, fresh wines of character.