Valdeorras (Valley of Gold) is the easternmost wine region of Galicia, with wineyards on the banks of the river Sil in the southern part of the Ourense province. The climate is a mix of atlantic and continental with high rainfall, but warm summers. Godello, an indigenous grape, is becoming important again - alternative names are Verdello, or Verdelho in Portugal. Other white grapes are Palomino, Valenciana and Lado. Mencía, Garnacha Tintorera, Gran Negro and Merenzao are in use as red grapes.