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

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Pruning vines and eating calçots in Gratallops! 24 January, 2016

calçotada priorat celler devinssi gratallops clos figuerasThe 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

wine tourism in Priorat: grapevine pruning master class calçotada GratallopsThus 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.

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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.

Today we’re enjoying a wine tasting at dawn with Celler Devinssi. Great way to start a new week

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Our visitor’s feedback at the website of the Priorat Tourism Office. Part 2

enoturisme al Priorat visita al Celler Devinssi, Gratallops, Costa DauradaWhat a lot of wine tours we’ve been hosting at the cellar! Despite the influx of wine tourists that have been coming over these days, we’ve found a gap in our agenda in order to share a second portion of visitors comments that were available at the Priorat tourism information website (see them below).

We have to admit and reveal that, over the last year, cellar door visitors that we’ve hosted learnt about us ‘through the grapevine’ and and our own resources, such as our website, blog in Russian, instagram and twitter. However, quite a few of them confessed having read the comments that were available at the Priorat tourism website. You can read our thoughts about the disappeared comments here.

In the meantime, we’re glad to tell you that it hasn’t taken longer than four years to get our TripAdvisor finally profile accepted,  so you can now leave your comment about your experience with Celler Devinssi in DOQ PrioratContinue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (June, 2015)

June 2015: a dramatic month

We’ll remember this June forever! Both the physical and virtual environment have been quite tough with us.

Let’s begin with the nature. This June has been characterized by clearly summerlike weather, with many days of sunshine and heat. However, we couldn’t help a small hailstorm, which has affected some vines … So be it! The grape berries have been healed, so we are looking forward to July’s most exciting stage: the veraison, which is to begin shortly. Continue reading

Our visitors’ feedback at the website of the Priorat Tourism Office. Part 1

The world of wine travel is very dynamic, so is the digital world… Just a few weeks ago the digital world of Priorat underwent some important changes: the update of the website of the Priorat Tourism Office. We’d like to congratulate the Consell comarcal on the new design and on the improved page load time. At the same time, we realised that visitors’ comments disappeared, so did the option of leaving a comment at an establishment’s profile, whether it’s a winery, an olive oil mill, a restaurant, a museum or whatever place of tourist interest listed at the web of Priorat Tourism  Office.

For our winery, the availability of such a public tool was very important because we knew how to capitalise on it and before the comments disappeared, we had amassed 71, posted between 2009 and 2015, i.e. 6 years of painstaking work. Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (May, 2015)

Abril plujós i maig ventós, fan el pagès ric i profitós (Rainy April and windy May make the peasant rich and wealthy. A Catalan saying)

Dear grapevine adopters,

Before all, we’d like to thank those of you who were able to make it here to participate in the green-pruning master-class on 24 May. Despite the municipal elections! Thanks indeed! The upcoming activity – vine trimming – is on 19 July, 2015. Continue reading