As many of you know, Celler Devinssi began producing DOQ Priorat wines in 2003, with the first vintage completely dedicated to the production of our small wine called “IL·LIA“. In 2008 we started producing Rocapoll, the 100% Carignan wine that comes from an old, sloped vineyard in Gratallops and is our top, having very limited production.
Today we are going to talk about Mas de les Valls, the wine that comes from different plots of vineyards located in Gratallops and that, together with our tops, has gained a lot of prominence in our range of wines. In fact, Continue reading
You’ve been missing some cool activities in the middle of a vineyard, right? And especially now, that the grapes are about to be harvested? Well, our proposal is: grape harvest + wine tasting + nibbles!
The SARS-COV-19 pandemic halted certain cellar-door activities. This year we are resuming tour grape harvest workshops, following the safety measures. Continue reading
Wine tasting with local nibbles. Serving suggestion.
A few years ago, we started offering the wine tasting with local nibbles called “PICA-PICA”, thanks to our guests’ suggestions. The experience includes: a visit to the vineyard (to get to know the “terroir” and view Priorat‘s breath-taking scenery from Gratallops’ angle), a visit to the winery (where we make our wines) and a wine tasting with local nibbles. The price is €30 per person.
So where do we get the local food? We do as much as we can to favour small local shops and to prioritise our area’s commercial network. We stick to this philosophy Continue reading
2020 has taken everyone for a roller-coaster ride…
We would like to thank all of you who have thought of us:
We wish you very happy holidays and a happy new year!
The show must go on!
Celler Devinssi team
Our 2018 2018 red Mas de les Valls and 2017 red IL·LIA wines (both DOQ Priorat) have been awarded by the prestigious independent wine guide Gilbert & Gaillard, published in France but with international projection.
The scores obtained are:
The group was founded in 1989 by Philippe Gaillard and François Gilbert who began their career as series directors for publishing house Presses de la Cité. In 1991, they began to publish their own guides and magazines. Today they head a multimedia group dedicated to wine that has offices in 22 countries. The Gilbert & Gaillard group is totally independent and wholly owned by its founders. Gilbert & Gaillard also derives its notoriety from the International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard, an international wine competition organized by Wine Tasting and Trading Ltd (Hong Kong) which awards medals to wines from around the world.
Gilbert & Gaillard Mas de Les Valls negre 2018 DOQ Priorat
From 9 to 15 November, we’ll be part of the Catalan Wine Week! Our activity includes a visit to the winery with tasting of our young 2020 wine.
The Catalan Wine Week presents and promotes wines of Catalonia throughout its geographic area. Being the annual festival of Catalan wines, this event brings together a whole set of activities throughout the Catalan territory with one great common goal: to offer a taste of the immense variety and richness of the wine industrry. Continue reading
- Winery tours continue with maximum capacity of 6 people per group.
- Priorat’s restaurants are selling takeaway food. Let’s support the horeca sector!
- You can eat inside hotels and other accommodation establishments.
- Celler Devinssi’s visitors can enjoy a picnic in our vineyard (in the lap of nature).
- Please read the updated safety measures.
- Please book your wine tour TWO DAYS BEFOREHAND.
From 15 October 2020, new measures to stop the COVID-19 growth in Catalonia are applied for 15 days. Continue reading
Wine tasting in the vineyard at sunset in Priorat
Spoiler: According to TripAdvisor, among Catalonia’s top 10 wineries, three belong to DOQ Priorat! How about a wine tasting in the vineyards?
More good news! We already have the official TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award here. Previously, this award was called Certificate of Excellence.
TripAdvisor is one of the world’s most popular web portals providing information for travelers (according to the Statista report), where a significant part of the content is based on user feedback on the destinations they have visited, accommodation, restaurants, etc. Wine travel also has good coverage there.
Definitely, 2020, baptised by Hurricane Gloria, will forever be etched in our memory.
The disastrous effect of the Covid-19 has been noticed here in Priorat. Three months with no tourists, with no people in the street. Of course, with a minimum risk of virus rebound… Learn more…
We’re lucky to have been able to take care of the vineyards: whole spring spent alone with nature, with an uncertain future, toon…
This year, the vineyards have needed a lot of human presence… The endless spring rains have caused the plague called mildew to spread throughout the vineyards: a fungus that dries the grapes… Learn more…
We have had some losses of Carignan (Samsó) and Red Grenache, but if we zoom out to the DOQ Priorat level we have no right to complain. The careful dedication during the most complicated season in terms of weather and epidemiology and a some luck have made this 2020 grape harvest possible: Grenache and Carignan in very good condition, healthy and juicy Cabernet Sauvignon… Meanwhile, after a dry and sunny august, the harvest has been somewhat early and very dynamic. Continue reading