Pruning vines and eating calçots in Gratallops! 29 January, 2017

calçotada priorat celler devinssi gratallops clos figuerasIn view of the current weather forecast, the activity is put back to 29 January. We apologise for any inconveniences. 

The 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). On Sunday, 29 January, 2017, you’ll be able to enjoy an enriching and gastronomically exciting activity: vine pruning master class followed by a calçotada barbecue.

  • Date: 29 January, 2017 (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.

Schedule: Continue reading

Grape harvest class in Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, 24.09.16

19.09.2016 UPDATE: SOLD OUT! 

September is getting closer, the peaking grape harvest season. The grapes have already gained colour and are gearing up towards the harvest. Would you like to participate in the grape harvest and enjoy a place of extraordinary scenic beauty?

Here in Gratallops (DOQ Priorat), we have something to offer you for Saturday 24 September, 2016. You’ll be able to enjoy an exciting vineyard activity: grape harvest class plus wine tasting.

Date: 24 September, 2016 (Saturday), 10 am – 2 pm

Place: Gratallops, DOQ Priorat

So you’ll be able to learn to pluck grapes in a nice company! We won’t make you crop the whole vineyard. Rather, we’ll just show you the techinques so that you enjoy this farming activity and have a great time in Continue reading

Pruning vines + barbecue in Gratallops! 22 May, 2016

Pruning vines + barbecue in Gratallops! 22 May, 2016May is the time for grapevine green-pruning… Did you know what this is? It’s a paramount grapevine farming activity that consists in selecting the best vine twigs ensuring the optimum grape ripening. Would you like to learn how to green-prune a vine with a team of nice people? Followed by a barbecue just in the lap of Priorat‘s spring scenery?

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). On Sunday, 22 May, 2016, you’ll be able to enjoy an enriching and gastronomically exciting activity: Continue reading

3rd fair of cheese and Priorat wines at Clos Figueras

The Clos Figueras winery (Gratallops, DOQ Priorat) is preparing the 3rd edition of the Cheese and Priorat Wine Show

The Clos Figueras winery (Gratallops, DOQ Priorat) is preparing the 3rd edition of the Cheese and Priorat Wine Show. The fair will be taking place this Sunday, 10 April, 2016, and is going to be slightly different from the 2nd fair of Catalan cheeses and Priorat wines (2015). Well, yes, there will be stalls for wine makers and cheese farmers, so you’ll be able to enjoy taging these products while walking and browsing around. There are going to be wines from our county’s both wine appellations: 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

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.

Schedule: 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

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (March, 2015)

Març marcedor, nit freda i dia amb calor (March-like March, cold nights and warm days. A Catalan saying)

As the saying tells us, March has been quite unpredictable in terms of weather. Days of cold, rain, fog, and particularly overcast ones, when clouds wouldn’t dissipate… Sometimes, the landscape seemed so melancholic that we weren’t able to take any picture. However, the month’s finale was just surprising: full of sunshine and quite warm. With typically cool Priorat nights, though… So we started the Easter week enjoying some noticeably springlike weather! Continue reading

2nd fair of Catalan cheeses and Priorat wines at Clos Figueras

Gratallops, 29 March, 2015

Do you like cheese and wine? Do you know how to pair them? The Clos Figueras winery proposes to learn how to pair these two exquisite products at the “2nd fair of Catalan cheeses and Priorat wines”. Here, you can get to know some Catalan cheese producers and also savour wines made by some of our county wineries, both within DOQ Piorat and DO Montsant appellations. Sounds mouth-watering, right?

When we received the invitation from Clos Figueras to participate we didn’t hesitate a sec to say yes. First of all, we’re good neighbours and we like to collaborate with them. Moreover, we just love the restaurant’s gardened terrace!

Which Celler Devinssi’s wines will you be able to taste at the fair? Continue reading