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Wine Route Priorat-Montsant. 

We believe the best way to start a tour of the Priorat and Montsant DO is to start by its capital, Falset. It is located towards the center of the southern half of the county, and the límits are formed in the north by the municipality of Porrera; to the est,  Pradell de laTeixeta , the south,  Marçà,to the south-west,  Masroig , to the west,  Bellmunt del Priorat and the north-west by Gratallops.

Falset castle has a medieval origin. It was the seat of the barony of Entença and afterwards of the Prades County.  Margarita de Prades was born there, when Catalonia and Aragon's Queen married again to Martí l’Humà. 

At the top of the castle some medieval structures have been preserved, such as the Romanesque church (partly destroyed and turned into a prison), some outbuildings at his side, which were part of the old castle and the central tank enclosure. Today it houses the Centre d'Interpretació Castell del vi.

The Cooperative Winery Falset, was designed by Cesar Martinell at (1919). It is a remarkable modernist building with large arches made of brick, as is characteristic of modernism. It is one of the most outstanding wine cooperatives in Catalonia, and therefore it is included within the category of wine cathedral. It is currently the headquarters of the Agricultural Cooperative Falset-Marçà it's a highly recommended visit as it combines architecture and winemaking.

Route Cartoxa d’ Escaladei

A 21 Km Falset and at the foot of nature park the Sierra del Montsant we find the village of Escaladei ancient crop of the Charterhouse. The monastery of Santa Maria de Escaladei was founded in the twelfth century by Alfons el Cast and was the first monastery of the Iberian Peninsula from which emerged the other Carthusian catalan. Their domains form the historical territory of Priorat giving name to the region and settling ponds wine with which the region currently counts. It is located in the village of the same name (Escaladei), in the municipality of "La Morera de Montsant". Its location at the foot of the southern slopes of the Sierra de Montsant gives a unique landscaped setting.

Here you can choose to make the visit among 3 wineries: Celler d’Scala Dei, Celler masia Duch i Celler de la Conreria d’Scala Dei

Route Porrera - Gratallops

Porrerais a village just 10 km from Falset. where you can visit the Celler Joan Simó where you can do a wine tasting stale over 50 years. You can also visit the Celler's cal Plà.

Direction Gratallops and  across Torroja de Prioratwhere at the end of August it take place the "Night of Wines" . You can enjoy the landscape of  the vineyards in licorellas slopes, almond, hazelnut and olive trees. Gratallops is about 24 Km from Falset and is where Alvaro Palacios 1989 founded his winery. One of its most expensive and prestigious wines is L’Ermita, which about 600 € the most expensive wine in Catalonia. You can visit wineries as Celler Devinssi , Celler Ripoll Sans or others.

Route Capçanes

Capçanesthis population is about 10 minutes from Falset. Capçanes is the southern most village of the Priorat. Celler Capçanes Montsant is the only one that is certified kosher to make wine in Priorat.

Route Falset-Siurana

The historic and scenic set of Siurana absorbs us into a village tale engraved with memories of  sieges endless and impossible conquests.

Today, we see a charming village houses and cobblestone streets and the remains of the  saracen fortess.At its feet, a water reservoir clean and quiet offers the possibility to practise all kinds of sports mostly water ones. The church in Romanesque style is the most important building in Siurana.

The village is surrounded by interesting places and it is a spott from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Serra de Montsant, the Gritella and Prades Mountains.

Siurana is reference and destination for climbers and hikers. Its legendary cliffs are known throughout the world for lovers of these sports.

For wine lovers a visit to the winery Barony de Montsant of Cornudella de Montsant and it completes the picturesque landscape of the area. 



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