Heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, Galicia is situated north of Portugal in the northwest corner of Spain. It is the smallest and wettest wine region in Spain, with nearly twice as much rainfall as the rest of the country, which helps to lengthen the growing season and add depth of flavour to the grapes grown here. Galicia includes the important Rías Baixas region, well-known for its Albariño wine, as well as the Valdeorras, Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra and Monterrei regions which are now also beginning to become internationally recognised for the production of some fabulous white wines. Most of white wine blends produced in the Galicia region include the Albariño grape variety, however many winemakers also grow small quantities of other grape varieties, such as Treixadura, Godello, Caino and Loureiro. Generally, white wines produced in the Galicia region are well-balanced and fresh, with a fruity and slightly acidic tang to them.