Catalonia

Bodegas Mas Alta

Bodegas Mas Alta is the culmination of five Belgium partners’ common desire to produce a great wine that combines the typical characteristics and elegance of the Priorat area. Founded by Michel and Christine Vanhoutte and their associates in 1999, the winery is based in the traditional village of La Vilella Alta and is powered by… Read more »

Mas Donis

If Priorat is the nutmeg, then Montsant is the mace. Almost completely surrounding the DOQ of Priorat, the DO Montsant is one of the youngest DOs in Catalunya but like the neighboring Priorat viticulture here is centuries old. After years of inclusion in the arguably inferior and certainly more generic DO of Tarragona, Montsant was… Read more »

Casas del Mar

Sogas Mascaró, the producer of this high-quality sparkling wine, began its activity in 1910 in Vilafranca del Penedès. Although initially focused exclusively on exporting still wines from that one area, it only took a few years before they started to develop wines and cavas sourced from a variety of vines planted around La Masia Fontallada…. Read more »

Celler de L’Encastell

In 1999 Raimon Castellvi & Carme Figuerola decided to stop selling their grapes to the local cooperative choosing to make and bottle their own wines instead. With holdings of old-vine Garnacha and Carinyena in the famed Mas d’En Caçador vineyard, it made little sense to have this special terroir be blended away, so they dismantled… Read more »

Clos i Terrasses

Emptying your bank account to purchase a vineyard without the benefit of any formal oenologic study and at the urging of a group of like-minded friends would by any reasonable assessment count as folly. So should you find yourself in this lamentable position it would only make sense to name your nascent wine after the… Read more »

Gramona

Gramona’s history is long and storied, with its property serving as a point of reference in the Penedés for decades. The family has been making wine in the vicinity of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia dating back to as early as 1816, channeling the essence of the Mediterranean to transform the most precious element, the grape, into… Read more »

Huguet de Can Feixes

On the slopes of the mountains that separate the comarcas of Penedès and Anoia, in the extreme northwest of Alt Penedes on the highlands of Cabrera and Mediona, the Can Feixes estate goes quietly about its business of respect for tradition and terroir. Here, at an altitude of 400 meters, the vines are subject to… Read more »

Mas Doix

Almost all of the cellars in the Priorat are new creations. Behind many of them are venerable families who can trace their history in the region back centuries. Few, however, can claim an ancestor who was an early proponent of the region and its wines. Juan Extrems Doix made wines in Poboleda in the 19th… Read more »

Mont-Marçal Vinícola

The cellar at Mont-Marçal Vinicola was founded in 1975 by Manuel Sancho, who after dedicating most of his life to music decided to redirect his attention towards a new art: winemaking. His daughter, Blanca Sancho, now runs the estate with a team of young professionals and has successfully managed to blend the vineyard’s original philosophy… Read more »