The aim of this blog post is to list all the local vineyards located in the province of Girona that offer to the public activitats such as wine tasting, tours, meals and picnics.
Most cellers require pre-booking of tastings and it is recommended to contact at least 24 hours in advance. Contact details are listed on the websites of each celler.
More information on the wines of the Emporda region can be found here: http://www.doemporda.cat/en/the-wines.html
Celler La Vinyeta La Vinyeta is one of the youngest and most dynamic DO Empordà projects. Its owners, Josep and Marta, are two young entrepreneurs who set up the business in 2002 with just 4 hectares of old vines located in Mollet de Peralada. In 2006 they built the cellar and began to produce their first bottles. In the space of just a few years, La Vinyeta has received numerous plaudits and has earned the appreciation of many visitors, drawn to the winery by a very personal service.La Vinyeta offers wine tours of the vineyards with tastings.They also offer picnics amongst the vines. http://www.lavinyeta.es/
Celler Espelt Espelt has been founded by members of a long line of winemakers who understand that the culture of wine lies in agriculture, quality, creativity and passion. The winemaking tradition of Empordà and the love for the earth and its fruits are what led those behind the project to plant vines in the Cap de Creus Natural Park, to set up the Espelt winery and to sell its wines.Espelt has a shop which is open to the public and offer wine tastings. http://www.espeltviticultors.com/
Celler Hugas de Batlle The “Celler Hugas de Batlle” is a small family ran winery based in the centre of Colera. It has a patio which serves as a production area and a shop inside with a place for the ageing process and another area for tasting.The celler offers various wine tasting options including a breakfast option and tours of the vineyards. http://www.cellerhugasdebatlle.com/
Celler Arché-Pagès is a family-owned winery located in the town of Capmany. Five generations of winegrowers have cultivated the estate’s 14 hectares of vineyards, in which mainly the indigenous varieties of the area are planted: garnacha and cariñena. The company exercises absolute control over the entire process, from pruning the vines to selling the wine. This modern and dynamic winery offers visitors the chance to visit its facilities in the company of the winegrower and winemaker, to stroll through the vineyards and to taste wines with a distinctive personality.
Mas Lunes Mas Llunes is a modern winery that specialises in the production of wine from the grapes grown in the estate’s own vineyards. It is owned by the Roig de Garriguella family, which has been closely involved in the world of winegrowing in Empordà for several generations. They offer wine tastings and tours of the vineyards in their own 4×4 vehicles.
Mas Oller Mas Oller currently has 12 hectares of wine-producing vines and 4 hectares of newly planted vines. The approach of Mas Oller is based on reviving the winegrowing tradition of Empordà, with a modern interpretation of the concept of wine. Both the winery and vineyards can be visited at Mas Oller, while the enoteca offers visitors the chance to purchase and taste the wines that it produces in an idyllic setting. They offer tastings and visits of the vineyards. Also check their website for information on special cheese and wine tastings.
Celler Can Sais This small family-owned winery with a long winegrowing tradition is located in the old part of the town of Vall-llobrega, in the Gavarres Massif and 5 km from the sea. At Can Sais we attempt to produce wines with concentration and personality, wines that say something about the area and its way of life. They offer guided visits of the vineyards and instalations, wine tastings and other activities such as wine therapy massages. www.cellercansais.com
Celler Bell-Lloc This Empordà farmstead is imbued with a philosophy rooted in the land, which takes advantage of recent advances to provide quality, without losing spirit and authenticity. They offer celler visits and a gastronomic experience of a meal paired with their own wines.
Cellers d’en Guilla New wines produced with grapes from old vines: this is the approach adopted by Cellers d’en Guilla, a new winery with limited production located in the Delfià district of Rabós d’Empordà. Offering visits and wine tastings with local food products.
Terra Remota Terra Remota is a winery that is highly sensitive to its surroundings and, consequently, is strongly committed to becoming integrated within its environment. The result is a top quality wine and an enchanting landscape. They do winery visits, tastings and picnics amongst the vines.