US Specialists of the wine sector visit the 2017 harvest at Adega A Coroa

Last Thursday, sixteen personalities from the North American distribution and restoration sectors visited the facilities and vineyards of Adega A Coroa in the region of  Valdeorras

A group of distinguished figures from sectors closely related to the world of wine (import, distribution and HORECA), arrived last Thursday, August 31, at the Winery A Coroa in A Rúa de Valdeorras, with the intention to know “in situ” the specificities of the 2016 harvest and the evolution of the coming one, currently in its early stages of elaboration.

The visit took place during a break of the collection works, but at the height of the winemaking process; thus, crushing, destalking, and fermentation became some of the great attractions of the winery tour.


Valdeaguas Vineyard
Valdeaguas Vineyard

The Export Manager, Marta Sertaje, the Commercial Director, Cefe Fernández, and the Director of Viticulture, Ricardo Dobao, guided the visitors through the different vineyards of the winery located in several plots spread over the region. In each of them, the peculiarities of the terrain were revealed, as well as the attributes that they report to each of the wine ranges.

In turn, the visit focused on the vineyard of Valdeaugas, located in Lentellais, the most spectacular wine terraces of the winery because of their geographical location, altitude and configuration. It is in this vineyard, conformed by old vines of the Godello variety, from which the 200 Cestos range of Adega A Coroa is elaborated.

And to culminate the tour, a meal was served at the winery, where in addition to tasting each of the varieties of the A Coroa wines, the guests had he opportunity to enjoy the delicacies the of the gastronomy of the region.


Lunch of welcome
Welcome lunch at Adega A Coroa

This is the complete list of all attendees: 

Steven Alexander: De Maison East Coast, Key Accounts
Philippe Broom: De Maison Sales South
André Tamers: CEO De Maison
Cheryl Olmstead: Sales, Cavatappi Distribuzione (Washington)
Elliot Karpman: Sales, PDX Wines (Oregon)
Trac Le: Beverage Director, Bi Rite Market  (San Francisco)
JJ Clifton: DMS Portfolio Manager, Estate Wines Limited  (California)
Eric Freeburg: Co-Owner and DMS Portfolio Manager, New France Wine Company  (Minnesota)
Damian Valvo: Charleston Sales, Advintage Distributing. (South Carolina)
Laura DePasquale, MS: VP/GM, Artisanal Fine Wines. (Florida)
Daniel Cobian: Fine Wine Manager Miami/Dade, Artisanal Wines. (Florida)
Tom Loup: Sales Manager, Doer of Things, Vino Veritas. (Wisconsin)
Jonathan Gray: New Orleans Sales: Uncorked Wines. (Louisiana)
Sean Malone: Chicago Sales, Lagniappe Beverage & Hospitality. (Illinois)
Emily Nevin-Giannini: Regional Beverage Director, Barcelona Wine Bar – Barteca Group
Zoe Dehmer: Photographer. (North Carolina)


Vinification process at Adega A Coroa
Explains about vinification process

A Coroa winery exports about 60% of its production and our wines have an international presence in over 20 countries on 4 continents.

Our philosophy is the commitment to quality of our products, as confirmed by the seal of Galician Quality and Controlled Production. Moreover, we are the only winery worldwide that produces Godello that is governed by the controlled production of its vineyards.

This philosophy is based on the fact that the quality of a great wine is made in the vineyard; therefore, and faithful to this culture of work, all the grapes come solely from our vineyards of controlled production, in which we have a special care of the vines and the fruit, always with respect for the environment as it is guaranteed by our seal of integrated production. 


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