Routes Empordà wine lovers
Empordà wine lovers
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Discover the different DO Empordà wineries and lap up the tales that go to make up each glass of wine. Winemaking has always forged the landscape of the Empordà and will continue to do so, with its terraced vineyards, dry stone walls, huts and cypresses.

That’s right … Wine tourism is in fashion!

#1. Wines from the Albera Mountains in Cantallops: Masia Serra and Vinyes dels Aspres

This wine lovers’ route through Alt Empordà starts in the Albera mountains, in the shadow of Requesens Castle, where you’ll find the village of Cantallops. Once there, don’t miss the Vinyes dels Aspres winery, with its iconic demijohns of sweet garnatxa and then go on to enjoy a hearty breakfast or a tasty lunch at Masia Serra winery.

#2. Capmany and its 5 Wineries to Visit

The capital and epicentre of winemaking in the Empordà is unquestionably Capmany. With just 600 inhabitants and a record 9 wineries, it is a paradise for wine tourists and is known as the Haro of the Empordà, after La Rioja’s famous winemaking capital. You can visit five of them on foot: Olivardots, Arché Pagès, Oliveda, Pere Guardiola and Gran Recosind. If that’s still not enough for you, you can visit El Parral farm shop where there’s always something interesting going on: concerts, tastings, visits, walks …. You can also have an aperitif and buy wines and other local produce.

#3. Sant Climent Sescebes: Winemaking Tradition and Modernity

A little village with a winning combination of tradition and modernity. Here you’ll find the historic Martí Fabra winery in a twelfth-century farmhouse, and Terra Remota, a modern winery integrated into the Empordà landscape. You also have the chance to discover a secret jealously kept by the villagers of Sant Climent Sescebes: the Centre Social La Concòrdia, established in 1940, where you can enjoy a great aperitif and rub shoulders with the locals.

#4. History Comes Alive at the Celler Cooperatiu d’Espolla

The Celler Cooperatiu d’Espolla, opened in 1931, is one of the oldest wineries in the Empordà and will amaze you with its building inspired by the art nouveau-style cooperative wineries in Tarragona. They offer a visit with a tasting, country breakfasts with local tramontana country produce and dramatized visits.

#5. La Vinyeta: Wine Tourism at its Best

Who hasn’t heard of La Vinyeta? It is the model for wine tourism in Catalonia par excellence: you can have breakfast there, go for a picnic in the vineyards, enjoy concerts, have supper under the stars, sample their cheese and oils … The range of options is sublime.

#6. Cellers d’en Guilla and the Secrets Behind Red Grenache

Cellers d’en Guilla is a modern winery, known for one of the region’s secret gems: Red Grenache, a native Empordà variety. The owners make new wines from old vines. Their restless spirit leads them to constantly innovate and create new wines and blends.

#7. A Sensory Tasting at Mas Llunes

A winery handed down over generations in Garriguella, where the ancestors of Mas Llunes have worked the vineyards since 1389. Nowadays, the new generations have opted for quality wines and wine tourism: let yourself be seduced by the sensory tasting in the wine cellar, with light and colour projections, music … It really is quite an experience!

#8. Wine Tourism, Michelin-Starred Gourmet Cuisine, Wine Spa and lots more at Castell de Peralada

The Empordà wouldn’t be the Empordà without Castell de Perelada, the region’s most emblematic winery. While we count the days for their amazing new premises designed by prize-winning architects RCR to be completed, you can enjoy a visit to their most famous estates, like Finca Malaveïna or Finca Garbet, with spectacular views over the Mediterranean.

Extra!

If you don’t feel like organising an excursion or driving, then the companies La Gastronòmica, Laura Masramon or Inside Costa Brava will take care of everything: all you have to do is use your five senses to enjoy the wines and let them advise you and guide you through the Empordà as if you were royalty.

If you want to discover more about our vinicultural heritage, the archaeologists from Glops d’Història will unveil the secrets of known places such as Empúries Archaeological Site or more hidden like Sant Quirze de Colera Monastery.

If you’re the active type, Bacchus on Bikes will have you pedalling from one winery to another through vineyards as you breathe in the pure air in the heart of beautiful countryside.