About Val de Sil:
The Prada family began to plant Godello in 1885 on old stone terraces high on the hillsides
surrounding the river Sil. Many years later, several of these parcels had been
sold to other estates, but in 2001, the young generation of the family began buying
back these small blocks that had been in their family for generations. They now own
almost the entirety of what had been sold and bottle it under “Pezas de Portella”.
The region of Galicia and Valdeoras is heavily influenced by the Atlantic, with high
levels of rainfall and relative humidity. Temperatures are quite moderate and the region
is extremely fertile, with miles and miles of green rolling hills. The vineyards are
planted on these gently rolling hills on alluvial soils. Many of the vineyards sit on the
valley floor and the hills just above on soil that is rich in organic material. Average
vineyard altitude is between 240 and 350 meters above sea level.