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

Easter holiday in Priorat: doors open days at Celler Devinssi

Easter holiday in Priorat: doors open days at Celler Devinssi wine travel wine tastingIn a few days, the Setmana Santa (Easter holiday) begins and gives you a nice chance for an escape, journey or excursion. Obviously, the Priorat is ready to create those very special moments of leisure with family, partner or friends…

We usually only host booked visits. Well, this Easter holiday is high time we broadened this rule. Apart from the already booked wine tours, we’re flinging wide the doors during the Setmana Santa and offer to taste our Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (September, 2015)

El juny és blader i el setembre raïmer. (June makes wheat, and September makes grapes. A Catalan saying)

Well yes, September 2015 seems to have adhered to what the saying states. Being one of the most important factors for successful grape harvest, the weather did its job and made the harvest slow down throughout the month. The obtained grapes were plentiful and healthy. We managed to crop all Grenach and Cabernet plus a share of Carignan (younger vines). Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (August, 2015)

Pluja d’agost, safrà, mel i most. (August rain, saffron, honey and grape juice. A Catalan saying)

Well, August is aready ever, a month that sometimes launches the grape harvest and sometimes puts it back… After a very hot July, we’ve lived some climatic conditions that recalled August, 2013. Some mild, heatless and very cloudy weather, with some occasional yet plentiful rains… Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (July, 2015)

No és bon juliol, si el raïm no té verol (July isn’t fine if grapes don’t ripen. A Catalan saying)

Four weeks of sun and drought… A month that looked like August rather than July! Obviously, for young grapevines, this has been challenging and has left its imprint. On the other hand, the consistent heat ensured the control shot for the weeds at the vineyards, so weeding has gone ahead easily and smoothly. However, out of the blue, July saw a very wet closure: two days full of thunderstorms!  Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (June, 2015)

June 2015: a dramatic month

We’ll remember this June forever! Both the physical and virtual environment have been quite tough with us.

Let’s begin with the nature. This June has been characterized by clearly summerlike weather, with many days of sunshine and heat. However, we couldn’t help a small hailstorm, which has affected some vines … So be it! The grape berries have been healed, so we are looking forward to July’s most exciting stage: the veraison, which is to begin shortly. Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (May, 2015)

Abril plujós i maig ventós, fan el pagès ric i profitós (Rainy April and windy May make the peasant rich and wealthy. A Catalan saying)

Dear grapevine adopters,

Before all, we’d like to thank those of you who were able to make it here to participate in the green-pruning master-class on 24 May. Despite the municipal elections! Thanks indeed! The upcoming activity – vine trimming – is on 19 July, 2015. Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (April, 2015)

Abril finit, hivern passat. (April’s over, winter’s over. A Catalan saying)

The saying is very true, April is over, and it was a very pleasant month. The weather wasn’t cold or hot, just warm. Rains were quite occasional, which favoured remarkably the right development of new shoots and blossoms, both things being abbundant! So were poppies that cropped up all around our vineyards and awarded us with a burst of fancy colours! 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

Let’s meet at Tast amb Llops 2015!

In fact, we wanted to title it: “Celler Devinssi, the big revelation at TastambLlops 2015”, however owing to our modesty, we haven’t done that 🙂

Anyway, on 2 May, we’ll be in Plaça de Dalt, Gratallops, from 6 to 9 pm, together with other 10 wineries operating in our village and also with some guest wineries.

Over the recent years, CellerDevinssi has participated quite a few times in the Wine Fair held in early May in Falset and involving our county’s both wine appellations: DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant. Meanwhile, we’ve been keeping an eye on the event that belongs to the extended version of the Fair: TastambLlops (“Tasting with Wolves” in Catalan) at the Cal Llop Hotel. This is a get-together that englobes the cellars that have wines entirely produced in our village of Gratallops, therefore these wines are called ‘vins de la vila’. Continue reading