The Algueira winery is located in the midst of old chestnut and oak tree forests,on the banks of the river Sil, where the monks built their monasteries back in the 12th Century, A scenario which reflects the calm and peacefulness necessary for the creation of our wines.
The building is integrated into the surrounding nature, and it resembles a monastic Romanesque building. The winery relies on leading technologies for the elaboration and bottling of wine.
Introduced by the Romans and developed in medieval times by the many local monasteries (whose presence gave the area the name Ribeira Sacra or Sacred River) the vines of the Ribeira Sacra still grow on traditional stone terraces that cling to the almost vertical hillsides of deep river canyons. The Ribeira Sacra produces wines (red wine made from Mencia grapes and white wine from Godello grapes) that are highly individual. Reflecting the terroir of this rather special and some what secret place they are fast becoming internationally recognised.
The College of Our Lady of Antigua (Colexio dos Escolapios) is in Monforte de Lemos. Built in style Herreriano, it is often known as El Escorial Galician as one of the few manifestations of this style in this community.