Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (March, 2016)

IMG_2122Març plujós dóna bones collites (Rainy March yields good crops. A Catalan saying)

Well, finally, nature has made up for the previous lack of grass and flowers, which was so obvious! Winds brought clouds, the clouds shed fresh rains, the rains entailed the grass boom! Did you know why it’s important to keep the grass growing at our vineyards? 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 (Februrary, 2016)

06 enoturisme febrer priorat devinssi ametllerQuan el dia creix el fred neix (a Catalan saying) ≈ As the day lengthens, so the cold strengthens

Okay, so January was quite a springtime… What about February? According to the popular wisdom, February has longer days but it’s often the coldest month of the year, here in Priorat. Quite a windy month, although also with nice periods of sunshine and calm: we wre even able to pick wild asparagus. The month completed with some modest snowfalls in the mountains. See the video filmed by our vine adopter Jaime Boldú in the villages of Siurana and Albarca, nestling on high rockd in the northern part of Priorat. Here in Gratallops we didn’t see a single snowflake, and on the next day it was quite warm. 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