Our Story

Año 1928
Ramón González Figueiredo was born in Ourense in Spain’s Galicia province in 1928, at a time when the liberal democracies were in crisis, fascism and authoritarian regimes were on the rise, and there was an upsurge of labour movements inspired by the Bolshevik victory in Russia. Ramón’s childhood and early working life were spent in a society as tumultuous as those Galician lands, sweeping alongside the banks of the River Miño. Growing up with his family in a typical farmhouse, which in those days was referred to as a “casar”, Ramón was oblivious to the recovery after the Great War and the economic euphoria of the 20’s, cut short by the Wall Street Crash in 1929…
Año 1955
Galicia is said to be the land with the highest percentage of emigrants, but also the land with the highest number of emigrants who, at some point, decide to return. Unaware of this, Ramon emigrated to Venezuela in 1955 in pursuit of his dream. At that time, Galicians, including Ramón, were emigrating for two main reasons: economic difficulties at home and the hope for a better life abroad. He therefore travelled to the other side of the Atlantic where, through long, hard work, he was able to go about acquiring small farms back in his homeland.
Año 1976
Vineyards, arable land and meadows, copses, chestnut groves and other shrubs… Veiga Bella, the property acquired by Ramon and his family on 2 March 1976, came with 217 “ferrados y tercio” of farm land, the equivalent of 16 hectares and 55 ares. The estate in San Salvador de Vide, a small parish in the district of Castrelo de Miño, was presided over by a two-storey house, along with another small house with two wine cellars and a raised granary. Neither house stands today. On this estate, bordered to the north by the River Miño, to the south by the old royal road which runs from Vide to Prado, and extending to the east as far as the River Fragoso flowing into the Miño River… a dream was born.
Año 2000
For decades, the land remained fallow, as if it were waiting for the arrival of the new century in order to be clean again. Earth and stones were shifted and the first walls and revetments were built in preparation for the planting of a vineyard intended for the production of the highest quality wine. A planting frame of 2.50 by 1.25 metres was adopted which, although it results in less efficient land utilization, ensures higher quality grapes by providing better ventilation, longer hours of sunshine, better accessibility for vineyard work and other factors associated with improved harvest quality.
Año 2013
Each of us decides the place where our dreams will be lived out. Ramón and his family decided their’s would be in a winery devised to protect and bring out the nobility of the wines produced within its walls. Its building has been designed in keeping with local typology, seamlessly integrated into a special, unique environment, on a hillside on the banks of the River Miño, surrounded by its own vineyards. Rooted in Galician tradition, it assimilates the way in which the best white wines of Europe have been made in the Ribera del Miño for centuries.
Año 2014
Sometimes, you can still feel the presence of that Galician land where Ramón first toiled and which today is prime terroir for native grape varieties such as the Treixadura, Godello and Albariño, grown on the estate itself. The vineyards are managed according to the principles of integrated viticulture, which cares for the grapes and the environment, in a way that few other wineries do, employing practices that make the most of the grapes’ natural properties. The winemaking work is entrusted to Pablo Estevez, a young Galician oenologist with a proven track record and an exciting future ahead of him. The new wine is called Ramón do Casar, in memory of the humble farmhouse from which, one day, there emerged a man, Ramón, who is now the protagonist in a story of vision, hard work and wine.

Wines

RAMÓN DO CASAR IS A WHITE WINE MADE FROM A CAREFUL BLEND OF TREIXADURA, GODELLO AND ALBARIÑO.

RAMÓN DO CASAR TREIXADURA IS OUR VISION OF HOW THE TREIXADURA, THE RIBEIRO’S GRAPE PAR EXCELLENCE, SHOULD BE EXPRESSED.

Ramón do Casar Treixadura

Ramón do Casar Treixadura represents the greatest for a winery on its journey to excellence.

RAMÓN DO CASAR TREIXADURA

PRODUCER: RAMÓN DO CASAR.

DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: RIBEIRO

GRAPE VARIETIES: TREIXADURA

ORIGIN OF THE GRAPES: 100% OWN PRODUCTION

(%VOL): 12,1.

 

APPEARANCE:

Clean and bright, straw yellow hue with greenish tints.
NOSE:

Clean, clear, elegant and very intense aroma. A mixture of herbal aromas with floral undertones, which include fennel, grass, mimosas, white roses and rosemary.

PALATE:

On the palate, the wine is harmonious, persistent, well structured, and replays all the freshness of the fruit, leaving us with a long aromatic finish.

Ramón do Casar 2015

Ramón do Casar strives  to create a noble wine from grapes grown on his own estate.

WINE: RAMÓN DO CASAR

PRODUCER: RAMON DO CASAR

DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: RIBEIRO

GRAPE VARIETIES: TREIXADURA, ALBARIÑO AND GODELLO

  ORIGIN OF THE GRAPES: 100% OWN PRODUCTION

(%VOL):12,2.

 

APPEARANCE:

 Clean and bright, straw yellow hue with greenish tints.

NOSE:

Powerful aromas, elegant and nuanced with pronounced fruity notes of green apples, limes, pineapple and peaches, against a mint and eucalyptus herbal backdrop. It’s typical character is remarkable.

PALATE:

Very pleasant on the palate, honeyed, well balanced and long, with enough freshness to provide it with a long fruity finish.