June 27, 2024 by
Maytte Rivera

Pazos are large manors built by nobility during the 17th century in the region of Galicia in western Spain. The word derives from the Latin “palatium”, or palace. Usually located in the countryside, pazos are traditionally made of stone and include a chapel and elaborate gardens.  They were used as residence for noble families and the land surrounding it served various agricultural purposes, including vineyards.  The region of Rias Baixas in Galicia is known as the home of outstanding white wines made of Albariño, including Bodegas Pazo Pondal and Pazo de Barrantes. Try a bottle and transport yourself to the beauty of these noble lands.

Author: Maytte Rivera