About the winery
Following the wine-growing revolution in Galicia that was triggered by the setting-up of the D.O. Rías Baixas designation of origin, José María Fonseca, our current Chairman, began to see the wine world more clearly and from his position on the Board managed and supported the development of wine-growing and oenology courses, as well as a host of partnerships related to the art of wine-amking.
From a private initiative and spurred by the setting-up of Viñedos do Rosal, S.A. and Adegas das Eiras, S.A. the founding partners' original dream of making a firm commitment to O Rosal wines began to be realised. He winery's philosophy was that Albariño, being such a noble variety, could benefit greatly from a union with other native strains to provide it with subtle new qualities and so further enhance the already strong reputation of O Rosal wines.
In 1990 the winery was founded and the produce of local grape-growers was used to make 37,000 bottles of Terras Gauda '90, our first year's production, at the same time as we started to plant our own vineyards, with a clear view towards safeguarding the identity of O Rosal wine.
In 1991, with the winery's commitment to establishing its uniqueness now . in place, we produced the first wine from our Albariño variety: Abadía de San Campio.
Over the years, the original two companies have merged into one, called - logically, given the prestige and recognition achieved by our leading brand - Bodegas Terras Gauda, S.A.