Arribes is a Spanish wine region given Denomenación de Origen (DO) status in 2007. The name “Arribes” comes from the latin “ad ripam’ and refers to the steep banks of the nearby Duero River.
Arribes is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the entire Iberian peninsula, and its viticultural history is thought to trace back either to Roman times, or before, when the Phoenicians used the Duero (Douro in Portugal) as a watery highway for their fleets laden with goods. The winery’s name, Viña Romana, celebrates the region’s ancient past.
Winery: Bodegas Viña Romana
Region: Provinces of Zamora and Salamanca, along the border with Portugal and on the banks of the river Duero
Locale: Villarino de Los Aires, Salamanca