Bierzo is situated at the boarder of Castilla y Leon and Galicia but falls within Leon. While not in Green Spain, it sits right on the edge of it and benefits from the cool, wet weather though it receives more sunshine than its Galician neighbors. Altitude is also an advantage in Bierzo. Most vineyards are planted on slopes and terraces between 1,650ft-1,950ft above sea level. Soils vary and are more alluvial with some iron as you near the river and more slate in the higher altitudes. Climate is more moderate than the central regions and also benefits from warm days, cool nights, and plenty of rainfall.