Wine Tours

Terra Alta

The local wine cellars of the Terra Alta wines are well worth a visit for their magnificent  buildings in the Modernist (Art Nouveau) style – see the Gandesa and the El Pinell de Brai pages.

The route begins with a visit to Pinell de Brai and the Modernist cooperative cellar built between 1917 and 1922 by Cèsar Martinell , a disciple of Gaudí. The elliptical brick arches inside are noteworthy, as is the magnificent exterior glazed ceramic frieze by Xavier Nogués, decorated with allegories of oil and wine.

Next follow the C-43 to the Gandesa cooperative cellar, a Modernist building designed in 1919 also by Cèsar Martinell. The structure is supported by slender brick pillars and the roof of flat Catalan tiles is built on balanced brick lancet arches.

The last cellar to visit is Batea. In order to get there take the N-420 in the direction of Calaceit and once you reach the pass of El Moro, take the C-221. Batea is a home of an excellent wine that has been intensively marketed in recent years. Twenty-five old press houses are now used for wine ageing, and there is also a tasting room.

Falset Prioitat

In the area of the wines of the Prioitat QDO, are a couple of recommended wine routes by car which you may like to try out.

Itinerary 1

Itinerary 2