We make wines from our own vineyards
All the grapes we use in making our wines come from our own vineyards which are divided between two estates: Mas d’en Rafel near the village of Pradell de la Teixeta and our Esplanes estate near the village of Falset. All our grapes are certified by the Montsant Designation of Origin, quality assurance mark.
The vineyards at Mas d’en Rafel come right up to the winery. They are planted on small terraces on the slopes of the surrounding hills, rising up from between 300m to 500m. These terraces and vines receive the sea breeze or “Garbinada” which confer a sense of freshness to our wines.
The Mas d’en Rafel estate is made up of 46 hectares (113 acres) of which 11 hectares (27 acres) are under vine. Of these, 7 hectares (17 acres) are planted with Garnatxa Negra (Red Grenache), 2 Hectares (5 acres) are planted with Merlot, 1.5 Hectares (4 Acres) with Garnatxa Blanca (White Grenache) and 0.5 Hectares (1 acre) with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Only the Carinyena (Carignan) – which as a variety, needs higher temperatures and more hours of sunshine than that available at Mas d’en Rafel – is to be found outside the limits of our Pradell de la Teixeta land. For this reason, our Carinyena vineyards (2 hectares = 5 acres) are located in Falset in the Esplanes area of the village. Weather conditions here are much better for working with this grape variety.