A view down the Sil River takes in the precariously steep vineyards of the Amandi District of the Ribeira Sacra near Galicia, Spain. The Ribeira Sacra in the far northwest of Spain has hosted grapevines since ancient times. The Romans planted grapes here, but as in many parts of the world, the main infrastructure of grape growing came with the Cistercian and Benedictine monks who built some of the most ancient terraces that are still used today to grow, among other things, Mencia, for which the region is famous.

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