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

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

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