Wine tourism in Priorat: Note the Falset Wine Fair in your agenda!

The 18th edition of the Falset Wine Fair will take place on the 4 and 5 of May in Miquel Barceló Street (right outside the Cooperativa Falset-Marça, designed by Gaudí’s disciple architect Cèsar Martinell). As usual, tens of wineries will come together from both wine-making appellation of the county: DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant.

This is the right event for wine enthusiasts who want to enjoy a wide showcase of wine production from local wineries, among which there are quite a few artisan ones. Professionals are also attracted by this event in their search for some novelties to include in their lists or personal cellars.

18th Falset Wine Fair poster. Source: Firadelvi.org. Its creator, Marina Capdevila, wanted to put across a message about the high quality of the wines from this area and the relaxed temper of an event that is open to everybody.

Equally luring will it be for those who are at the outset of their discoveries in the wine world: fancy a trip with your family or friends to spend a nice day tasting wines from such a memorable region. The entrance tickets include five vouchers to taste wines. It’s surely thrilling to walk around wineries’ stalls and taste a large variety of wines. Please be careful, though, because wines from DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant are quite alcoholic, and one can get under the influence in nothing flat (particularly if the day is consistently sunny).

A glass holder. Source: Firadelvi.org. According to the Falset Wine Fair official website, the ticket is 12€ per person and includes 5 tastings, one glass and an entry to the Wine Castle of Falset. The tickets will be available at the information desk.

Celler Devinssi stall at the 17th Falset Wine Fair, 2012.

Wine tourism professionals will also be interested in including the wine fair in their agendas. This is a fabulous chance to get exposed at the same time and place to this plentiful choice of visitable wineries and other tourist equipments of the county (hotels, restaurants, shops, etc.) and discover the Wine Castle of Falset, a very original interpretation centre.

So in a well-planned wine faire, there’s always room for everyone who wants to unwind during a nice weekend in captivating scenery of unconventional beauty, if above all you decide to bridge a stroll through the fair with a car drive into the depths of Priorat: if you press forward into the mountainous part full of llicorella (slate) slopes and terraces, you are likely to be taken aback with the rugged and abrupt hillside.

Josep Roca, vitivinicultor, Celler Devinssi

Josep Roca at the 16th Falset Wine Fair, 2011.

The Celler Devinssi artisan winery (DOQ Priorat) will participate in the event (later on, we’ll tell you which stall is ours), so we’re preparing our wines “Il·lia” and “Mas de les Valls” for tasting and selling at special wine fare rates. Like always, you’ll find the detailed information about guided wine tours to our premises and about grapevine adoptions, an original idea of an elegant gift.

Celler Devinssi’s vine-grower, oenologist and owner Josep Roca will be there, too, so you’ll be able to ask him any questions about artisan wine-making. If the chat with Josep makes you enthusiastic about seeing our artisan winey, you can fix and enjoy a winery tour to get an insight into handcraft winemaking.

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