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

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

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (February, 2015)

An impressive snowfall!

Yes, Feburary rewarded us with an impressive snowfall! Unlike in realitvely stable February of 2014, this time it was very similar to February of 2013

This 4F wasn’t a very cold day, however, it snowed heavily from thick clouds that overcast the sky! See the video that we filmed on that day to see the snowfall’s magnitude. By the way, in shady corners, the snow stayed for a week. Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (January, 2015)

Al gener, tanca la porta i encén el braser. (In January, close the door and turn on the coal heater. A Catalan saying)

How does the year fire away? Ambitious, sunny and hard-working!

Weather has been very generous with us, still it has adhered quite well to what you expect from the winter. Early January saw some cool days, however deprived of any dramatic temperature leaps… Moreover, you could find mushrooms in some forests! Late in January, temperatures started to drop, with chilly nights and minor snowfalls on the mountains les muntanyes (Els Ports, Prades, la Mola de Colldejou, Serra de Llaberia and the crest of Montsant). Continue reading

Grapevine adopters’ wine tour in Priorat

padrins de la vinya fent una visita entourística al PrioratToday, we’re with Y.T. and X. taking a vine-and-wine tour with us in Gratallops, DOQ Priorat. They adopted a few grapevines with theDevinssi Winery, and today they’re picking up their bottles and enjoying this area.