Finca Millara is a recovery project in Ribeira Sacra, a relatively small DO in Spain's north-west. With 200 hectares of land, there is 21ha of vineyard on stone terraces with the main part overlooking -and almost falling into - the Minho river.
Altitude is 1,000m on average, with only red grapes planted (predominantly mencia but also some tempranillo and samso). There had been some vines before Finca Millara was set up but as in most remote viticultural regions they were abandoned at the time of phylloxera.
Whilst the winery is mainly north facing the vineyards are south faced yet benefiting from the freshness brought about by the river down the slopes and the altitude.