Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (December, 2015)

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (December, 2015)

vinya priorat gratallops celler devinssi desembre 2015

Happy New Year, dear vine adopters!

Today we’re going to keep it short, however there are some details to share.

Your grapevines had a very happy December. Unwinding, hibernating and waiting for the new challenges in 2016. At the winery, we used the time to handle the Christmas campaing and unstoppable wine tours. The season doesn’t seem to be over. Just check this out: we already have a bunch of bookings for this January!

At the beginning of the month, we took part in the 4th Christmas Fair in the village of Tivissa, where we felt really welcome! Of course the event is quite local, but it’s worth a browse: the atmosphere is really friendly! Wines produced in Tivissa (particularly in its hamlets of La Serra d’Almos and Darmós), belong to the DO Montsant appellation. The village is picturesque, its old quarter is genuine, and the surrounding nature incites to do some hiking. If you want to grab a bite, a good choice is the small bar-llesqueria Ilerca.

By and large, 2015 was very generous to us: new contacts, new vine adopters, more prestige, excellent grape crops. We think that the weather conditions, Priorat’s growing fame, our own contact network (and maybe a more optimistic economical outlook) boosted the wine tours here. Since August, travellers have been unstoppable! See our 2015 bottom line here.

Wines and wine tourism: 20 highlights of 2015. Celler Devinssi, DOQ Priorat

Today, we’ve drawn up a new agenda of activities for 2016. In 2015, thanks to some adopters, we were able to boost the on-the-vineyard master-classes as an alternative to standard winery tours included in your annual subscription.

For this year we propose 3 events:

enoturisme apadrinaunavinya priorat devinssi 0324 January: winter pruning + calçotada bbq. To confirm before 22 January, 2016

You’ll learn how to cut twigs off and to decide which buds to preserve. We’re hagglin the price for the calçotada bbq.

11 Celler Devinssi enoturisme DOQ Priorat maig 201522 May: green-pruning + wine tasting and paring with local cheeses

You’ll learn how to keep the best twigs and to cut the excessive ones off. We’ve already shortlisted the cheeses.

taller de verema apadrina una vinya priorat devinssi 0118 September: grape harvest + tasting Rocapoll 20?? paired with some delicacies

You’ll learn how to screen and crop grapes and to tell one grape variety from another. Closer to the event, we’ll give you the lowdown.

We wish you Bons Reis (3 kings), and we’ll keep in touch. Salut i vi!

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