Wines and wine tourism: 20 highlights of 2013. Celler Devinssi, DOQ Priorat

It’s a few hours since we saw the New Year in, ate up the 12 grapes to the chime strikes and clinked together glasses of – undoubtedly – sparkling cava! Allow us to make our farewells to 2013, a year that treated us to a lot of pleasurable moments that wouldn’t have been possible without all direct customers, wine tourists, local and remote collaborators.

Today, we’ve chosen 20 episodes to highlight and to thank some of you – thinking of every, every, everybody. We’ll list them here, as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus in a chronological order. So, by no means will it be a league table 😉

We wish you a happy 2014!

Interview with Josep Roca, the winery owner: “My special gift for you: a DOQ Priorat vineyard” published by Infovi Tarragona. Special thanks to Òscar! January, 2013. English version here.

01 apadrina una vinya infovi tarragona

Tasting notes of our Il·lia 2007 (still available at that time) by Francesco Vitocco. English version available in our blog. January, 2013

02 il.lia 2007 francesco vitocco notizie it

A promo article “Devinssi Winery offers to adopt a grapevine”, in collaboration with Maite and Xavi. February, 2013

03 apadrina una vinya profesionales hoy

Our special blog about wine tourism in Priorat for Russian travellers moved to the WordPress platform. Jordi’s personal effort. February, 2013

04 vinnyi tur priorat costa dorada

Article “Fruit trees with guardian” about different iniatives in the farming industry, among which our grapevine adoption formulas. Author: Elisa Caballer of the Botanic Garden of the Valencia University. February, 2013

05 apadrina una vinya espores

Another Maite and Xavi’s contribution: our Rocapoll 2008 (sold out as yet) in the “Qué me dices” magazine. March 2013

06 rocapoll que me dices

Blog entry by Katri and Heikki, our grapevine adopters “Wine as a suitable gift for a friend’s birthday”. It’s in Finnish, so feel free to use a translator. March, 2013

07 apadrina una vinya pullon henki

One more collaboration by Maite and Xavi in the Balearia magazine: “Devinssi. Adopt a vine”. April, 2013

08 apadrina una cepa balearia

Vinologue Priorat” winery guidebook – a comprehensive book by Eli and Miquel speaking about the 104 wineries in DOQ Priorat. AVAILABLE IN OUR WINERY! In the spring of 2014, a year later, a winery guidebook of DO Montsant is due. April, 2013

09 vinologue priorat wine tour guidebook

A somewhat autobiographic article “Artisan Priorat. Insider’s view of the wine tourism” written by Jordi Ustrell for the Russian wine portal Kneipe. Balshoi spasiba, Nikolai. May, 2013

10 Priorat artesana  Enoturisme primera persona Kneipe

A brief outline of Priorat wine’s history and peculiarities. “Priorat, wine-making region in Catalonia. Priorat’s history and characteristics”. Thanks a lot, Lena and Pasha 😉 May, 2013

11 Priorat winemaking region in Catalonia BarcelonaSecret

Book “The Curious Wolrd of Priorat Wines” by Ferran Mestres (Celler Scala Dei), with a pecular angle at the Priorat wines. AVAILABLE IN OUR WINERY! May, 2013

12 El curios mon dels vins del Priorat Ferran Mestres

A report of the 18th Wine Fair in Falset added to the Nohihanous blog. Many thanks, Ramon, for your comments about our wines. We’ll be happy to welcome you here! May, 2013

13 fira del vi falset nohihaous

Our grapevine adoption formulas from Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, featured in the “14 wine tourism ideas to enjoy wine” in the “ELLE” magazine. Another placement by restless Maite and Xavi. September, 2013

14 ideas enoturísticas para disfrutar del vino ELLE

Two of our Instagramphotos win the contest “Catalan Wines’ Success” set up by Prodeca. We should give our special thanks to Jaume Boldú of Tarannà MKT Consulting for his insistence on our joining Instagram. September, 2013

15 Els vins catalans triomfen Prodeca

A feature “Getting to know the wineries: Celler Devinssi” by Jaume Balaguer (“Bonviure” wine shop, “El Piró” restaurant, Celler Balaguer i Cabré winery), a great wine lover. October, 2013

16 Jaume Balaguer Bonviure Gratallops

A glorious entry by a member of out grapevine adopters club – Jordi – about his experience in our winery and at the “El Celler de l’Àspic” restaurant in Falset. Fancy pictures. October, 2013

17 Jordi Castaño visita Celler Devinssi i Celler de l'Aspic

Mas de les Valls 2009 tasting notes and Celler Devinssi profile at the Hotel Hostal Sport website, Falset. A detailed and customised entry! Thank you very much, Marta and Ruth! October, 2013

18 Mas de les Valls 2009 Hotel Hostal Sport

A review of our Mas de les Valls 2009 (also sold out, however tenderly remembered) done by our friends from BacoyBoca. A very touching comment! December, 2013

19 Mas de les Valls 2009 Bacoyboca

Icing on this year’s cake! A video by TV3 about terracotta jars (amphoras) used for ageing wine thrown on Lluís Riera’s wheel, in Gratallops. This report sheds light on our new projects of wine-making in amphoras. Our special pride is to appear in the same footage with Sara Pérez of Mas Martinet.

20 TV3 tines de fang Lluis Riera Celler Devinssi Mas Martinet

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