Albariño, known as the "White Rhine," because of its similarity to Riesling, is an indigenous grape variety to Spain and one of the most sought-after white wines in the world due to its unique and complex flavor profile, and versatility with food. Since the founding of the D.O. Rías Baixas in 1988, Bodegas Fillaboa, meaning "the good daughter" in Gallego, has produced some of the rarest and highest quality Albariño in the region.
Bodegas Fillaboa is owned by the Masaveu family, who traces their winemaking history to the 14th century, almost the beginning of Spain's wine tradition. Although the family has since diversified into different business sectors, about 30 years ago José Masaveu Herrero decided to resurrect his family's winemaking past with the purchase of Bodegas Murua in the D.O.Ca. Rioja, and then Pagos de Aráiz in the D.O. Navarra, and most recently, Bodegas Fillaboa, purchased in 2000. The winery is situated in the province of Pontevedra, near the town of Salvaterra de Miño, which is located on the River Miño separating Spain from Portugal.
In a region where most wineries purchase grapes, Bodegas Fillaboa stands out with its exclusive use of estate-grown fruit, ensuring optimal quality and consistency for its highly regarded 100% Albariño wines: Fillaboa Albariño and Selección Finca Monte Alto, one of the only single-vineyard estate wines produced in the D.O. Rías Baixas. The Bodegas Fillaboa property is home to an impressive art collection, a beautiful tasting facility modeled after a typical Galician castle, and a state-of-the-art winery.