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

Grape harvest workshop is back to Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, on 22 September 2019

grape harvest master class, Celler Devinssi, Gratallops, DOQ PrioratAfter many requests from our vineyard adopters and other friends of Celler Devinssi, this year we’re resuming our grape harvest workshop.

Save the date on 22 September (Sunday) to enjoy Priorat’s scenery and learn to harvest or improve your grape harvesting skills.

The workshop will include a briefing on harvesting techniques and a grape harvesting session. Afterwards, there will be a wine tasting at the vineyard, paired with local products.

Schedule:

  • 10.00 – 10.30 am – meetup at Devinssi Celler
  • 10.30 – 11.00 am – guided walk to the vineyard
  • 11.00 am – 12.45 pm – grape harvest workshop
  • 12.45 – 1.30 pm – wine tasting paired with local products
  • 1.30 – 2.00 pm – return to the village

Prices:

  • General fee: € 30 per person (VAT included).
  • Grapevine adopters: € 15 per person (VAT included).

Places are limited.

Please confirm before 20 September 2019.

Please advise if you have any food restrictions. We will post the ingredients closer to the workshop date.

Please wear good hiking footwear (low difficulty), a hat and sunscreen.

We look forward to your active participation. For any further enquiries, please contact us.

Grape harvest class in Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, 24.09.16

19.09.2016 UPDATE: SOLD OUT! 

September is getting closer, the peaking grape harvest season. The grapes have already gained colour and are gearing up towards the harvest. Would you like to participate in the grape harvest and enjoy a place of extraordinary scenic beauty?

Here in Gratallops (DOQ Priorat), we have something to offer you for Saturday 24 September, 2016. You’ll be able to enjoy an exciting vineyard activity: grape harvest class plus wine tasting.

Date: 24 September, 2016 (Saturday), 10 am – 2 pm

Place: Gratallops, DOQ Priorat

So you’ll be able to learn to pluck grapes in a nice company! We won’t make you crop the whole vineyard. Rather, we’ll just show you the techinques so that you enjoy this farming activity and have a great time in Continue reading

Grape harvest 2015 in Priorat: with our grapevine adopters (video)

What implications do our grapevine adoptions have? One of the main features are wine tourism activities for grapevine adopters’ club members.

In September, 2015, our adopters were lucky to participate in a grape harvest master class topped off with a wine tasting at our old vineyad, in the shadow of an old almond tree, enjoying the company, wines, and marvellous panoramic views of the Monstant mountain, Gratallops and El Lloar villages… Vine adopters came from everyplace: Catalonia, Finland, Russia, Poland, Belgium… They really enjoyed our Rocapoll 2012 and particularly when tasting it straigtaway at the vineyard where grapes were harvested for this wine.

On that day, our grapevine guardian Yolanda helped us a lot with filming some moments of the grape harvest master class, where the main part was given to vines and their sponsors. The film was recorded with a GoPro, an iPhone and iPad and intended to get you closer to Priorat vineyard farming… Do you feel like blending in? Besides, Yuletide is round the bend, and grapevine adoptions could be a great gift idea for Christmas, New Year or Three King’s Day.

Sizzling and dry August in Priorat: presage of a very good vintage?

This summer is moving towards its closing stage, and peasants are about to start the grape harvest, the finale of this period of waiting and uneasiness. This August has been ruthless across Catalonia and above all in inlands like Priorat.

The dry and ubiquitous heat has affected certain plants, like some almond trees that bowed their leaves or some fig trees that grew quite small, however very flavorous, fruits. Continue reading