The Monterrei region is located in Galicia, northwestern Spain, and it is an area of steep hills, terraced vineyards, and a wet Atlantic Ocean climate. The best white wines in the appellation are made with aromatic white grape Godello. Godello shares with grapes like Riesling an enhanced ability to express terroir. Pazo das Tapias was founded in 2006 when the family bought the winery Mendez das Tapias with his vineyard (the family has an experience in the wine world since the 40s). The grapes are sourced from the estate vineyards that were planted in the early 80's with innovative techniques and two different grape varieties; Godello and Mencía.