THE WINERY AND THE VINEYARDS

Priorat: Passion for the environment to share with you!

Celler Devinssi is a small artisan wine producer in Gratallops, where we elaborate DOQ Priorat wines and we are determined about the quality of our products. We also enjoy the landscape that surrounds us: dramatic scenery of slate stone slopes and terraces, the Montsant mountain range that shapes the skyline of many Priorat panoramas, the natural setting rich in species of trees, herbs and fauna. We enjoy our region’s climate, which offers us an impressive contrast of temperatures, an unparalleled exposure to summer sun, and a colour variation owing to the four seasons of the year. Priorat has it all: nature, history, high-quality products (wines and olive oils before all) and many good wine tourism proposals. We’d like to share this land with you and you’re welcome to come over and enjoy a wine tourism experience at our winery and at our Gratallops vineyards, DOQ Priorat. A particular wine tourism experience that you can live at our winery is grapevine adoption (a gift that merges wine tourism with our wines, which can be at your disposal before or after the visit).

History of the cellar: “De Vins, Sí!” and unique items

The year 2000 saw the start of Celler Devinssi, an enterprise involved in winemaking, founded by Josep Roca, Master in Enololgy and Viticulture, with experience in the world of wine since 1980-s. In 2001 first vineyards were planted at the Les Planes vineyard (Planassos section) in Gratallops and construction works began to build a small cellar in the same village, the focal point of Priorat. The cellar building occupies the space and two well-preserved walls that used to belong to an olive oil mill. First wines were elaborated from grapes cropped at small strips in Gratallops and La Vilella Baixa. In 2005, a vineyard of old Carignan grapevines was purchased (at the southern part of the Aubagues section) to produce the Rocapoll wine (vi de vila, 300 bottles per vintage. Currently, we handcraft annually around 12,000 bottles of DOQ Priorat certified wine. On the one hand, the name of the winery hints at the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci, who was known for the diversity of his talents, and thus we highlight that in a small wine-making business you have to be able to perform different tasks and be an artist to elaborate matchless, unique items. On the other hand, “De vins, sí” (in Catalan: “about wines, yes”) is an expression that can be completed with many verbs: “yes, we know about wines / yes, we understand wines / yes, we love wines”…

Team:

Josep Roca, management, production and design
Sergi Romero, vineyard and winery tasks
Jordi Ustrell, wine tours, PR, exports