Sangenjo, Raix Baixas, Spain
The Pombal family a family of mussel farmers, own and operate Adega Pombal a Lanzada, named for the longest stretch of beach in the region; La Playa Lanzada which it overlooks.
The vineyards are buffeted by the Atlantic Ocean leaving them with maximum exposure to winter storms. The climate patterns and salty air in this particular region of Spain are notably some of the most influential in terms of the flavor profile found in the grapes grown here. Organically farmed vines are trained on pergolas to keep the fruit above the fog line.
The Pombal family has been growing grapes and producing wine from their vines for generations to pair with mussels for their restaurant partners. It was only in 2010 that they made the wine commercially available to the general public and export.