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The Priorat is a fascinating and beautiful area which has so far remained undiscovered by all but the most discerning visitor.

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THE PRIORAT PIONEERS (CLOS WINERIES) - sample one day tour

DO MONTSANT & DOQ PRIORAT - sample one day tour

DOQ PRIORAT BEFORE THE PIONEERS - sample one day tour

The mountainous inland region of Priorat County is home to two wine appellations: DOQ Priorat, one of the best wine regions in Spain these days and DO Montsant, an up-and-coming wine region which affectionately holds the DOQ Priorat in a loving embrace. Both can be visited in one day and here is our suggestion.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR ONE DAY

 

11am Arrival Priorat at train station OR

9.30am Pick up Priorat hotel

11am - 12.30pm - Full vineyard and winery DOQ Priorat Winery and DO Montsant winery tour

1.30pm - Winery tour and lunch

3.30pm - Trip up to a viewpoint to taste at a DO Montsant winery, followed by a drive up to the Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei.

5.30pm DOQ Priorat wine tasting and olive oil tasting.

7pm aprox end of tour.

7.33pm Last train back to Barcelona.

in 1979, René Barbier (from Tarragona) and his family bought their first vineyards in Priorat. Together with like-minded friends and colleagues (Alvaro Palacios, Carles Pastrana, Daphne Glorian, Josep Lluís Perez, Fernando Garcia, Toni Basté, Antonio Rosario, Adrian Garsed and Luc Van Iseghem) he formed a small group of inquisitive wine enthusiasts and started to make their first wine together in 1989 in Gratallops. The rest is now history, but this tour will allow you to catch a glimpse of what changed in Priorat in the early Nineties thanks to this group's hard work and determination.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR ONE DAY

 

11am Arrival Priorat at train station OR

9.30am Pick up Priorat hotel

11am - 12.30pm - "Clos" winery tour

1pm - Winery tour and lunch

3.30pm - Trip up to a viewpoint over the famous vineyards, followed by a drive up to the Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei.

4.30pm Winery Tour and olive oil tasting.

6pm aprox end of tour

 

 

Despite the stardom of the so-called Clos wineries of Gratallops, before these famous brands appeared on the Priorat wine scene, there were 3-4 other producers who had already started the difficult task of improving winemaking techniques in Priorat. These were the Scala Dei wineries and Masia Barril, the Vinicola cooperative of Gratallops and De Muller.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR ONE DAY

 

11am Arrival Priorat at train station OR

9.30am Pick up Priorat hotel

11am - 12.30pm - Full vineyard and winery DOQ Priorat Winery

1.30pm - Winery tour and lunch

3.30pm - Drive up to the Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei.

5.30pm DOQ Priorat wine tasting and olive oil tasting.

7pm aprox end of tour.

7.33pm Last train back to Barcelona.

 

 

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