Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (December, 2015)

vinya priorat gratallops celler devinssi desembre 2015

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

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

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

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

Easter holiday in Priorat: visiting your sponsored vineyard

wine tours in Priorat at Celler Devinssi for this Easter holidayDo you have a family memeber or a friend who is keen on wine and wineries? Well, here’s an idea of what to do on this Easter holiday: visit Priorat and discover its delicious wines and its landscape of unrivaled beauty. Moreover, to enhance this wine travel experience, you can give the wine geek quite a particular wine trip: a grapevine adoption. Thus you can come over to see your grapevines wake up after the hibernation and enjoy a wine tasting in the very heart of our remarkable wine-making regiona: DOQ Priorat.

We offer you our three formulas of grapevine adoption that include: Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (December, 2014)

A quite relaxed December…

Our vineyards’ scenery gained typical winter colours in December. The grapevines lost virtually all their leaves, which means that now the plants can be hardly seen, particularly at the old vineyard, where they are very short. So if you’d like to see and cherish your sponsored vines while they’re sleeping you’ll need to really delve in the vineyard. Well, now it’s pruning time here in January. Continue reading