Enjoying a day like today, seasoned with good humour, good company… is priceless…

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Yolanda, our grapevine adopter is exited!

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They’re already home!!! Mas Les Valls 2013 and Il·lia 2012, the cava coming soon. If you want to enjoy wines like these ones, adopt a grapevine in Priorat and take home the outcome of the harvest. Celler Devinssi gives you a chance.

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (December, 2015)

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Happy New Year, dear vine adopters!

Today we’re going to keep it short, however there are some details to share.

Your grapevines had a very happy December. Unwinding, hibernating and waiting for the new challenges in 2016. At the winery, we used the time to handle the Christmas campaing and unstoppable wine tours. The season doesn’t seem to be over. Just check this out: we already have a bunch of bookings for this January! Continue reading

Wines and wine tourism: 20 highlights of 2015. Celler Devinssi, DOQ Priorat

Greetings from Priorat! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016!For our winery, 2015 has been quite demanding from beginning to end. A marvellous grape harvest after a very changeable summer (with August-style July vs. mellow August)… There have been so many nice moments that it’s a challenge for us to choose twenty of them and draw the bottom line. Thank you all for thinking about us and for your treasurable collaboration. We wish you a Merry Christmass and a Happy 2016!


 

1. The year started with the whizz-bang article by Laura Casas for La Vanguardia Tarragona about our grapevine adoptions in Priorat. The article was out on 2 January and it had such a viral wallop that from 2 to 6 January we couldn’t help preparing adoption packages. Apart from that, some radio stations, like La Xarxa or Onda Cero, called us for interviews, while Ruth Troyano gave a detailed account of our initiative in her air section called “El Porró” at the Ona La Torre radio.

2. Do you remember the snowsall on 4 February? Well, here’s the video. Continue reading

For Christmas, no adopter without cava! Special offer for vine adopters

apadrina una vinya formula a cava renardesPromotion for current grapevine adopters. Your vines would like to thank you for this year of support that you gave them. So the end-of-year festivities is a good excuse to raise a glass of cava to you!

We enhanced the adoption formulas A (3 vines) and B (2 vines) with a bottle of cava Renardes Brut Nature AS A GIFT for your celebrations. We kept formula C (1 vine) unmodified, however, Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (November, 2015)

Després de Sant Martí, deixa l’aigua i beu el vi

(After St Martin, give up water and drink wine. A Catalan saying)

Finca Rocapoll Celler Devinssi DOQ Priorat novembreYour vineyards have been enjoying a period of peace and calm, relaxing after the harvest. They have already lost most of their leaves and are exposing their naked twigs to air and sunshine… The foliage green has yielded to the grass verdure, although we’re having quite a dry autumn this year, so that grass is shooting very sluggishly. With the exception of a foggy week and a few chilling afternoons, weather has been very generous with Priorat, that’s why there have been a lot of wine travellers hereabout, well maybe not as numerous as in August or September, but still quite a lot. Continue reading

A vineyard in Priorat as a Christmas gift!

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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

Grape harvest 2015 in Priorat: with our grapevine adopters (video)

What implications do our grapevine adoptions have? One of the main features are wine tourism activities for grapevine adopters’ club members.

In September, 2015, our adopters were lucky to participate in a grape harvest master class topped off with a wine tasting at our old vineyad, in the shadow of an old almond tree, enjoying the company, wines, and marvellous panoramic views of the Monstant mountain, Gratallops and El Lloar villages… Vine adopters came from everyplace: Catalonia, Finland, Russia, Poland, Belgium… They really enjoyed our Rocapoll 2012 and particularly when tasting it straigtaway at the vineyard where grapes were harvested for this wine.

On that day, our grapevine guardian Yolanda helped us a lot with filming some moments of the grape harvest master class, where the main part was given to vines and their sponsors. The film was recorded with a GoPro, an iPhone and iPad and intended to get you closer to Priorat vineyard farming… Do you feel like blending in? Besides, Yuletide is round the bend, and grapevine adoptions could be a great gift idea for Christmas, New Year or Three King’s Day.

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (September, 2015)

El juny és blader i el setembre raïmer. (June makes wheat, and September makes grapes. A Catalan saying)

Well yes, September 2015 seems to have adhered to what the saying states. Being one of the most important factors for successful grape harvest, the weather did its job and made the harvest slow down throughout the month. The obtained grapes were plentiful and healthy. We managed to crop all Grenach and Cabernet plus a share of Carignan (younger vines). Continue reading