Priorat red wine aromas master class (Setmana del vi català)

SomAromes DOQ Priorat wine tasting, wine aromas master classAre you choosing the wines for the Christmas holidays? To open during Christmas meal or perhaps to give as a present?

We have a proposal to explore this November: DOQ Priorat red wine aromas master class.

During the workshop you will be able to get to know the aromas of our wines thanks to the SomAromes pack and decide which wine will be best to drink or give this Christmas.

The SomAromes del Mas de les Valls pack includes 8 aromas in the form of natural products that describe the aromatic profile of our red Mas de les Valls (DOQ Priorat) and is also applicable to the other red wines we produce. This pack is also an ideal gift for people who are starting out in the world of wine!

The master class will consist of exploring and the aromas of a red Priorat wine and a tasting of 3 red wines. Continue reading

Celebrate the World Tapas Day with a glass of Priorat! June 2022

World Tapas day and Priorat wine: Celler Devinssi and Slate Wine Bar

Tapas at Slate Wine Bar. Photos: courtesy of @andrea.alvarez.338

16 June is the World Tapas Day! BOOK HERE!

Tapas is are a great Spanish foodie tradition that has always been linked to wine. The tradition dates to the middle ages, when tavern keepers offered tapas alongside the wine to make sure carriage drivers had some food to offset the libations.

Nowadays, tapas have become an elaborate nosh, with myriads of combinations, ranging from simple pickles to sophisticated savouries, such as pinchos. Tapas pair wonderfully with wines.

Wouldn’t you love to try such a pairing in Priorat?

Then here’s our proposition from Gratallops: Visit Celler Devinssi to taste our artisanal DOQ Priorat wines and then enjoy some lovely tapas at Slate Wine Bar. The tapas are created by chef and sommelier Guillermo Gallará, and you’ll certainly be delighted by his creations! See the gallery below!

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Winery visit and young wine tasting, DOQ Priorat (II Setmana del vi català)

young wine tasting Gratallops DOQ Priorat visit winery

From 18 to 24 October, we’ll be part of the second Catalan Wine Week! Our activity includes a visit to the winery with tasting of our young 2021 wine.

What is #SetmanaViCatalà?

The Catalan Wine Week presents and promotes wines of Catalonia throughout its geographic area. Being the annual festival of Catalan wines, this event brings together a whole set of activities throughout the Catalan territory with one great common goal: to offer a taste of the immense variety and richness of the wine industry. Continue reading

Winery visit and young wine tasting, DOQ Priorat

young wine tasting Gratallops DOQ Priorat visit winery

From 9 to 15 November, we’ll be part of the Catalan Wine Week! Our activity includes a visit to the winery with tasting of our young 2020 wine.

What is #SetmanaViCatalà?

The Catalan Wine Week presents and promotes wines of Catalonia throughout its geographic area. Being the annual festival of Catalan wines, this event brings together a whole set of activities throughout the Catalan territory with one great common goal: to offer a taste of the immense variety and richness of the wine industrry. Continue reading

Our Priorat wine tours awarded by TripAdvisor (we are number 1!)

Spains best wineries and wine tastings, visiting DOQ Priorat winery, wine travel with Celler Devinssi

Wine tasting in the vineyard at sunset in Priorat

Spoiler: According to TripAdvisor, among Catalonia’s top 10 wineries, three belong to DOQ Priorat! How about a wine tasting in the vineyards?

More good news! We already have the official TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award here. Previously, this award was called Certificate of Excellence.

TripAdvisor is one of the world’s most popular web portals providing information for travelers (according to the Statista report), where a significant part of the content is based on user feedback on the destinations they have visited, accommodation, restaurants, etc. Wine travel also has good coverage there.

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How’s the grape harvest and wine travel? (Celler Devinssi, DOQ Priorat)

Definitely, 2020, baptised by Hurricane Gloria, will forever be etched in our memory.

The disastrous effect of the Covid-19 has been noticed here in  Priorat. Three months with no tourists, with no people in the street. Of course, with a minimum risk of virus rebound… Learn more

We’re lucky to have been able to take care of the vineyards: whole spring spent alone with nature, with an uncertain future, toon…

This year, the vineyards have needed a lot of human presence… The endless spring rains have caused the plague called mildew to spread throughout the vineyards: a fungus that dries the grapes… Learn more… 

We have had some losses of Carignan (Samsó) and Red Grenache, but if we zoom out to the DOQ Priorat level we have no right to complain. The careful dedication during the most complicated season in terms of weather and epidemiology and a some luck have made this 2020 grape harvest possible: Grenache and Carignan in very good condition, healthy and juicy Cabernet Sauvignon… Meanwhile, after a dry and sunny august, the harvest has been somewhat early and very dynamic. Continue reading

ROCAPOLL visit

You’ve been asking us about the difference between the standard winery tour and that of Rocapoll. The latter type includes the standard visit plus Rocapoll wine tasting (vi de la vila de Gratallops, Carignane from a nearly 100-year-old vineyard) + some cheese and cured ham.

  • ROCAPOLL tour: vineyard escape + winery tour + wine tasting, including our Rocapoll = 100€ / 2 persons (for larger groups, please conact us)

Wine tasting with pairings (local product)

➡️ The new format of our wine tasting with pica-pica (local nibbles)

Since our winery guests have been increasingly asking for wine tastings with local products, we’re sharing a couple of pictures so that you can see what they consist of.

You can also purchase them as gift vouchers.

  • Vineyard escape + winery tour + wine tasting + pairing with local products = 30€ / 1 person (2 persons minimum)

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