Grape harvest workshops in Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, on 9-11 September 2022

grape harvest master class, Celler Devinssi, Gratallops, DOQ Priorat

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!

This year we are resuming tour grape harvest workshops, because we already have requests to live the experience of grape harvesting and we cannot say no to our grapevine adopters and other Celler Devinssi’s friends.

Save the date on 9 September (Friday), 10 September (Saturday) or 11 September (Sunday) to enjoy Priorat’s scenery and learn to harvest or improve your grape harvesting skills. Continue reading

Green-pruning vines and eating paella in Priorat! 2, 8 and 9 June, 2022

Would you like to be a vineyard gardener for a day? In the spring, grapevines expand their foliage rapidly turning the place into a green garden, full of twigs and leaves. It certainly creates a lovely view, and still needs some tidying up… And after a good while pruning the vines, what could be better than a delicious traditional meal to recharge the batteries? Would you like to see how arròs de tros from Priorat is cooked and than savour it?

green pruning vines and wine tasting winery Gratallops Priorat paella cooking show after wine tasting Falset Priorat
grapevine green-pruning and wine tasting at Celler Devinssi followed by the”arròs de tros” cooking show at Mas Trucafort 

Well, now it’s time to green-prune the vines in Priorat… Have you ever heard of this? Sounds like pruning, but done when the vineyards are lush green. It’s a crucial vineyard hands-on activity that consists in preserving the best vine twigs towards the grape ripening and culling all the others. Would you like to learn how to green-prune a vine in a great company and eat arròs de tros (a traditional Priorat paella)?

From Gratallops (DOQ Priorat) and Falset (county capital), we’re inviting you to enjoy an exciting vine-and-foodie activity: green-pruning vines and eating paella.

Save the date on 2, 8 or 9 June (Thursday, Friday and Tuesday) in order to enjoy Priorat’s striking scenery and learn how to prune vines.

Thus you’ll be able to learn how to do this fun farming task! You won’t toil green-pruning the whole plot, you’ll rather master the techniques while enjoying in the lap of nature. The master class will be rewarded by a wine tasting and a paella lunch at the Mas Trucafort restaurant.

Place: Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, and Falset

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Pruning vines and eating calçots in Priorat! (February 2022)

calçotada priorat celler devinssi gratallops mas trucafort

Time has come for calçotadas and it’s also time to carry out typical winter winemaking tasks. Do you want to learn how to prune grapevines and eat calçots in a region that stands out for its wine and food and enjoy the extraordinary scenic beauty?

The SARS-VOC-19 pandemic halted certain cellar-door activities. This year we are resuming the grapevine pruning master classes, always sticking to the safety measures.

From Gratallops (DOQ Priorat) and Falset (county capital), we offer you to enjoy an enriching and foodie activity: grapevine pruning workshop featuring a calçotada barbecue.

winery visits in Priorat: vine pruning class and calçotada Gratallops Falset

You’re welcome to visit us on the 13th, 20th or 27th of February (Sundays) to enjoy the Priorat panoramas and learn how to prune grapevines.

This way you can learn how to prune vines in good company! We will not make you prune the whole vineyard, but we will simply teach you the techniques and you will spend some nice time in contact with nature. The workshop will end with a wine tasting and a subsequent calçotada at the Mas Trucafort restaurant.

Place: Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, and Falset

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Grape harvest workshops are back to Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, on 18-20 September 2021

grape harvest master class, Celler Devinssi, Gratallops, DOQ Priorat

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

Grape harvest workshop is back to Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, on 22 September 2019

grape harvest master class, Celler Devinssi, Gratallops, DOQ PrioratAfter many requests from our vineyard adopters and other friends of Celler Devinssi, this year we’re resuming our grape harvest workshop.

Save the date on 22 September (Sunday) to enjoy Priorat’s scenery and learn to harvest or improve your grape harvesting skills.

The workshop will include a briefing on harvesting techniques and a grape harvesting session. Afterwards, there will be a wine tasting at the vineyard, paired with local products.

Schedule:

  • 10.00 – 10.30 am – meetup at Devinssi Celler
  • 10.30 – 11.00 am – guided walk to the vineyard
  • 11.00 am – 12.45 pm – grape harvest workshop
  • 12.45 – 1.30 pm – wine tasting paired with local products
  • 1.30 – 2.00 pm – return to the village

Prices:

  • General fee: € 30 per person (VAT included).
  • Grapevine adopters: € 15 per person (VAT included).

Places are limited.

Please confirm before 20 September 2019.

Please advise if you have any food restrictions. We will post the ingredients closer to the workshop date.

Please wear good hiking footwear (low difficulty), a hat and sunscreen.

We look forward to your active participation. For any further enquiries, please contact us.

A vineyard in Priorat as a Christmas gift!

original gift idea christmas adopt a grapevine priorat devinssi

Yuletide is getting closer, so we’re facing this period when everybody’s looking for a special gift, whether for Christmas or for the New Year. There are also presents for people who love wine, who love exporing the world of wine-making, discovering vineyard panoramas, sharing a nice chat with friends and family over a glass of wine, or strolling through vineyard aisles and visiting wineries…

We can give them, say, a Christmas gift set featuring a wine selection to their taste, or surprise them with a wine tourism experience (for example a grape escape to wine making region with wine tastings and stays at small hotels or rural cottages in the area).

It’s quite a few years since we started promoting the gift idea for wine lovers that brings together our DOQ Priorat wines and an experience that, actually, goes beyond Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (April, 2016)

UPCOMING EVENT:
GREEN-PRUNING MASTER CLASS + BARBECUE!

When: 22 May, 2016 (Sunday), 11am – 3pm
Where: Gratallops, DOQ Priorat
Who: grapevine adopters

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April, a month of peace and quiet?

Dear grapevine adopters,

Vineyards are so full of flowers and so beautiful… The landscape is completely awash in springtime this April. What a panoramic luxury. Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (March, 2016)

IMG_2122Març 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

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (Februrary, 2016)

06 enoturisme febrer priorat devinssi ametllerQuan 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

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (January, 2016)

ametller florint priorat devinssi 02Should 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