WINE ROUTE IN EL PRIORAT
We've selected El Priorat as an exemplary destination for its remarkable wines, fascinating hilltop villages, striking landscapes & unique cultural heritage.
Wine making monks from the Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei, founded in 1194, were ruled by a feudal lord, or prior, giving rise to the name El Priorat. Characterized by a unique terroir of black slate and quartz soil known in Catalan as llicorella, today El Priorat is producing some of the most exciting wines in the world.
Producing grapes since ancient Roman times, it was only in the 1970s that a group of wine enthusiasts, recognizing the potential of its terroir, turned El Priorat into one of the most fascinating wine regions in the world.
On this Full Day excursion we will visit two of the most emblematic wineries in the region. The first, a pioneer in organic wine making in El Priorat and the second, an internationally recognized producer, where following a private tour we sit down for a 3 course traditional Catalan country lunch.
El Priorat's rugged terrain, intensive manual labor and unwavering dedication to craft inspire all who visit.