Meis, Rias Baixas
Bodegas Senorans was established in 1989 in the village of Vilanovina which is situated in the middle of the Val do Salnes sub region of Rias Baixas. The property was purchased by Marisol Bueno (Presidenta of the Rias Consejo) and her husband Javier Mareque in 1979.
The old and run down farm buildings, which make up the property, have been slowly but extensively restored and the surrounding vineyards planted exclusively with Albarino, replacing the old workhorse grapes like Rosal. In 1989 the winery was finally finished with the installation of new equipment.
The first commercial vintage was the 1990, released in 1991. Then in 1992 they employed a young oenologist and master of viticulture, Ana Quintela since when the reputation of this bodega has soared.
Apart from the property’s own 10ha of vineyards, they also work with a small number of growers consulting on yields, pruning times and harvest. Pazo de Senorans is always the last to pick its grapes and only commence the harvest when they have achieved around 12.5 to 13 degrees. (The majority of growers pick around 11 degrees). This gives the optimum quality and ripeness of fruit.