About us

Travel Priorat was founded by Rachel Ritchie, a Modern European Languages graduate, who came to Priorat from her native England whilst doing research on the Spanish Civil War for the University of Barcelona.

Enchanted by the tranquillity of this picturesque region renowned for its world-class wines, olive oils, and culinary delights, Rachel also discovered love in Priorat with her husband, Gerard. After working as a freelance wine guide and translator for the local tourist board, she launched her own tour company.

Though Rachel’s untimely passing in 2016 left a void, her legacy continues through the dedication of her husband, Gerard Amorós, and local guides Ania Andrews and Blanca Biosca (both with WSET Level 3 wine certification). Together, they carry forward Rachel’s dream of sharing the enchanting allure of Priorat with travellers from around the globe.


Rachel Ritchie, founder of Travel Priorat
Rachel Ritchie

 


Ania Andrews, guide at Travel Priorat

Ania Andrews (WSET 3) was born in Poland but called the UK home for many years. After her heart was captured by Priorat, it prompted her to relocate to this picturesque region with her family.

With a background in English Philology and Art History, Ania brings a unique blend of academic insight, cultural appreciation and passion for Priorat to her role. Fluent in English, Polish, Catalan, and Spanish, she effortlessly connects with guests from diverse backgrounds, ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the tour.

Originally an English teacher, Ania’s professional journey into the world of wine began in 2013 when she started interpreting for local winemakers. Since joining the company in 2014, Ania has been an integral part of crafting unforgettable wine experiences for visitors.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Ania finds joy in pottery, collecting wine, travelling, and exploring the realms of music and art. Her passion for life infuses every aspect of the tour, promising guests an authentic and memorable journey through Priorat’s vineyards and culture.



 

Blanca Biosca, guide at Travel Priorat

Born just outside of Barcelona, Blanca’s love for Priorat stems from her family roots and childhood summers spent there.

After completing a degree in Translation and a master’s degree in European Studies, she spent many years living abroad before moving to Priorat, where she studied winemaking at the local school. It was during an internship at Mas Doix winery where she met Rachel, the founder of Travel Priorat, sparking her journey into tour guiding.

Fluent in Catalan, Spanish, English and German, Blanca effortlessly shares her love for Priorat with visitors of diverse backgrounds. Beyond guiding and constantly learning about wine, she finds joy in cooking, growing organic vegetables, travelling, and shopping for vintage clothing.

Since 2017, Blanca has been an invaluable asset to Travel Priorat, evolving into a key figure within the company. She is also a recent WSET Level 3 graduate.

 

 


 

Gerard Amorós

Explore our website or reach out to us via email to learn more about the exciting events happening in Priorat. Whether you’re drawn to its ancient history, its cultural scene, its world-renowned wines or its excellent gastronomy, we’re here to tailor a personalized itinerary that perfectly matches your interests and preferences.