Galician wine in demand

Avia Valley in Ribeiro

Guest contributor Noah Chichester reports on the rush to snap up land in the north-west corner of Spain, where the cool, Atlantic-influenced climate gives a crispness to its wines that's getting harder to achieve in other Spanish regions. Above, the Avia Valley in Ribeiro.

‘Galicia está de moda.’ Speak to many a Galician winemaker and you’ll hear this phrase again and again. ‘Galicia is in fashion.’

They’re not wrong. This corner of north-western Spain is riding the crest of a wave that’s been building for decades, and the world is noticing. A global drop in red wine sales has...