Diego and Álvaro grew up in Vigo, Northwestern Spain's largest metropolitan and industrial area. In their early twenties they made the decision, led by Diego, to restore their family vineyard in an ancient Galician ruin alongside their cousins Fito and Anxo. They replanted the first vines in 2008 and had their first productive harvest four years later in 2012.
The story begins in 1942 when their grandparents abandoned the land, known as Eida de Mourous, named after mythological elves who safeguarded local knowledge. The area is dense with trees and underbrush, sitting on the top of a hill (a Cume) above the river Avia.
The beginning years were hard and were close to leading to the group's financial collapse. Their luck turned in 2017 when their wines began turning the heads of sommeliers and press. Cume do Avia gained international recognition and commercial success that has allowed Diego and his partners to expand their range.