Març plujós dóna bones collites (Rainy March yields good crops. A Catalan saying)
Well, finally, nature has made up for the previous lack of grass and flowers, which was so obvious! Winds brought clouds, the clouds shed fresh rains, the rains entailed the grass boom! Did you know why it’s important to keep the grass growing at our vineyards? Continue reading
The Clos Figueras winery (Gratallops, DOQ Priorat) is preparing the 3rd edition of the Cheese and Priorat Wine Show. The fair will be taking place this Sunday, 10 April, 2016, and is going to be slightly different from the 2nd fair of Catalan cheeses and Priorat wines (2015). Well, yes, there will be stalls for wine makers and cheese farmers, so you’ll be able to enjoy taging these products while walking and browsing around. There are going to be wines from our county’s both wine appellations: Continue reading
In a few days, the Setmana Santa (Easter holiday) begins and gives you a nice chance for an escape, journey or excursion. Obviously, the Priorat is ready to create those very special moments of leisure with family, partner or friends…
We usually only host booked visits. Well, this Easter holiday is high time we broadened this rule. Apart from the already booked wine tours, we’re flinging wide the doors during the Setmana Santa and offer to taste our Continue reading
Quan el dia creix el fred neix (a Catalan saying) ≈ As the day lengthens, so the cold strengthens
Okay, so January was quite a springtime… What about February? According to the popular wisdom, February has longer days but it’s often the coldest month of the year, here in Priorat. Quite a windy month, although also with nice periods of sunshine and calm: we wre even able to pick wild asparagus. The month completed with some modest snowfalls in the mountains. See the video filmed by our vine adopter Jaime Boldú in the villages of Siurana and Albarca, nestling on high rockd in the northern part of Priorat. Here in Gratallops we didn’t see a single snowflake, and on the next day it was quite warm. Continue reading
Cambrils is well-known for being one of Costa Daurada’s gastronomy capitals. This town’s essence is the fusion of fisherman tradition and wine-making and livestock husbandry. So both in summer and winter, Cambrils lures into some delectable wine-and-dine.
The Moraima restaurant located in Cambrils (Avinguda del Països Catalans, 1) offers to enjoy a food-and-wine pairing dinner including our DOQ Priorat wines. This Friday, 19 February, we’d like you to come over and have a sip of our Mas de les Valls 2013 wines (red and white, handcraft production) and discover how our wines can pair with fish and meat courses.
Before the dinner, we’ll give you a glimpse of our wine-making region DOQ Priorat, of our winery and of our artisan and traditional manner of wine elaboration. We’re very grateful to the Moraima restaurant for this chance of promoting our wines!
The dinner courses include:
- Salmon tartar with guacamole and pickles
- Mille-feuille with seabass, ratatouille and vermouth sauce
- Low-temperature roasted lamb shoulder
- Pina colada and Habana 7 parfait
Rate per person: 30€. Limited places.
Phone for booking: 977 79 28 21
Should almonds bloom in January?
Of course, every year, there are just a few almond trees that blossom early… But this time it’s been a blossom crush! Both in Priorat and everyplace. Good weather, sometimes overly good, has favoured vineyard works, because it makes the vine pruning a nicer experience. Zero rains, little wind, plenty of sunny days, quite a spring break for a winter… In fact, we saw the first almond blossoms on 2 January! Continue reading
The calçotada time has come to Priorat! So has the time for typical winter tasks to carry out at the vineyards. Would you like to learn how to prune a vine and eat calçots in a rural setting of extraordinary scenic beauty?
From Gratallops (DOQ Priorat), we’d like you to check out a proposal we created together with the Les Figueres restaurant (related to the Clos Figueras winery). This Sunday, 24 January, 2016, you’ll be able to enjoy an enriching and gastronomically exciting activity: vine pruning master class followed by a calçotada barbecue.
- Date: 24 January, 2016 (Sunday) from 11 am to 3 pm
- Location: Gratallops, DOQ Priorat
Thus you’re going to learn how to prune grapevines in a nice company! Yo won’t have to prune the whole vineyard, rather, we’re going to show you the techniques so that you can have a wonderdul time in touch with the nature. The master class is followed up by a calçotada barbecue at Clos Figueras paired with our wine. Last year we hosted a similar event with our grapevine adopters’ club, and this year we’re inviting you to blend in and have fun.
Schedule: Continue reading