Aided by the Mediterranean-Alantic micro-climate, the production areas of D.O. Valdeorras, take up a large part of the basins of the rivers Sil, Xares and Bibei. The climate is drier here than in the rest of Galicia. Soils are varied, from slate-based shallow soils, to granite-based soils, richer in sand, and terraced sediment-based soils, abundant in stone. The most emblematic white grape is Godello, with its defined fruity aromas, and yellow, golden or straw colour, and also Loureira, Treixadura, Dona Branca, Albariño, Torrontes and Lado are important white grapes in this D.O.