The 28th Wine Fair of Gandesa, awards, new realeases an activities

façana-nit-garnatxesThe 28th Wine Fair of Gandesa has allowed us to enjoy a new edition of “White Grenaches Night” in "Celler Cooperatiu Gandesa" winery, a typical farmer food like “clotxa”, several wine tasting, Mishima’s concert and of course wine tourism by ViOrigen.

Also some wineries take the opportunity to introduce ourselves new wine brands, such as Bàrbara Forés and Frisach wineries that both present us two new White Grenache wines. On the one hand “Abrisa’t” is the name of the wine which has aging in ceramic amphora; an on the other hand “La Foradada” is the first natural wine from Terra Alta.

Finally, the Board of the Origin Denomination of Terra Alta agreeing with the framework of the Wine Fair held annually its own wine competition with the following winners:

The best white wine of vintage


The best vintage wine "Terra Alta White Grenache"


Great white wine "Terra Alta"


The best white wine breeze


The best Rosé wine of vintage


The best Red wine of vintage


The best aged Red wine


Great Red wine "Terra Alta"


The best sweet wine


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Theatrical route: "The Farce of Gandesa"

La Farsa de GandesaOn Saturday August 29th ViOrigen with the cooperation and participation of the theater group "La Farsa" organize a theatrical route to discover in an original way the important fact that occurred in mediaeval Gandesa: the royal wedding which was held on October 17th 1319, between Infant Jaime of Aragon and Anjou, heir to the Catalano-Aragonese Crown, with Infanta Leonor of Castile and Portugal. Once fulfilled the commitment of betrothal, amid the surprise of the audience, the infant Jaime left the Church of the Assumption of Gandesa hastily fled, leaving the Castile Infanta in the altar.

The activity will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Comerç Square in Gandesa. From there we will visit some of the places where the events of the hand of some actors of the theater group “La Farça”. The characters from medieval times will explain the historical events that occurred during the royal wedding.

The event will end with a tasting of three renowned wines of three different wineries from Gandesa:







While we taste the wines we will serve “coca de recapte” from Pujol bakery.

Meeting point: 7.00 p.m. Comerç Square in Gandesa

Price: 20 €

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1st Photowalk - ViOrigen: Photo & Terra Alta Wine

Photowalk Terra AltaOn Saturday May 30th ViOrigen organize the first meeting for photo and wine lovers: 1st Photowalk #ViOrigen. It is an activity designed to enjoy the lush spring landscape in Terra Alta. After heavy rains of winter and beginning of spring, forests and countryside crops offer a rich rural landscape in tones and textures; a natural spectacle to our eyes and our camera’s lens.

The activity will start at 10:30 a.m. when we will go to a vineyard in Gandesa, where we will enjoy stunning views of the mountains of Pàndols and Els Ports Natural Park. On the same vineyard we will explain the peculiarities of vine cultivation in the Terra Alta and we will see practical tasks carried out at this time in the vineyards: the green pruning.

After, we will go to the Coll de Moro observation point, where we will stop to observe all the Plaint of Gandesa, different crops and relief. We will continue to Old Town of Corbera d'Ebre, where walking there we will relive the village life, witness of the hardest events of the Battle of the Ebro. This magnificent place we will take a guided tasting of different wines of Terra Alta.

Finally, we will go to a vineyard located between Villalba dels Arcs and Gandesa. There, surrounded by vineyards and large windmills, we will enjoy a traditional countryside meal, La Clotxa that will be the end of this first Photowalk ViOrigen.

All photos taken during the day wishing to participate in the activity must hang on Instagram with the hashtag #ViOrigen, the best picture will be rewarded with three Terra Alta wines.

Meeting point: 10:30 a.m. Hotel Piqué parking in Gandesa

Price: 20 euros (lunch included)

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Wine's day in Elàstica Dance Club

FOTO1Disco Elastica and ViOrigen organize for Saturday 7th of March a wine’s day that will mean the opening of the new season of 2015. Since 2013 Disco Elastica opted to offer local wine to open the season. In 2013 the main cellar was Celler Cooperatiu de Gandesa and in 2014 Celler Josep Vicens and Pagos de Híbera were the cellars who presented the wines.

This commitment is consistent with Elastica's wine and gastronomic offer can be found every Friday evening and Saturday in Oasis Pub in Gandesa. It is a personal commitment of the owner of the pub and disco, Joaquin Vicente, who every week presents a wide variety of small food dishes to eat with a wide range of local wines.

The event to the Saturday 7th of March in Disco Elastica will start at 17h with the ability to access both wineries of this year: Edetària and winery Celler d’en Coma Bonet. Both wineries will be open to 17pm to 19pm. From the Gandesa Hall Square there will be a transport service to wineries, or it will be possible to come by private vehicles.

Then at 21pm in the Disco Elastica will be the main event with guided tasting of two wines of each winery (2 from Edetària and 2 from Celler d’en Coma Bonet). Each wine will pair with specially designed food for every wine. When finished, we enjoy a small repertoire of Enma Lewis & the "BCN" Fireballs a band from Barcelona. Finally, DJ’s Ferran Montaña and G-Monty will offer a session to end the party.

Price: 18 euros/person

Tickets: Oasis Pub and

Winter pruning workshop and calçotada

calcotadaNext Saturday 28th of February, during the winter pruning time in Terra Alta, ViOrigen organizes a pruning workshop and a typical rural lunch   “Calçotada” in Mas Teresa farmhouse.

The pruning workshop will be held at one of the vineyards of the winery Josep Vicens located in Gandesa. During the activity, we will explain how the different winter pruning types are performed. There will be the possibility to practice some pruning of the vines of this winery.

Then we will go to Mas Teresa farmhouse, located between the municipalities of Gandesa and Batea, where we will offer a complete “Calçotada” with the typical “calçots”, grilled sausage, artichokes, young wine Vinyes del Grau from the winery Josep Vicens, dessert and coffee.

It will be a typical winter activity, where we will learn in a practical way how to perform the traditional winter pruning in Terra Alta in the vineyards of a historic winery in the area. In addition, we will link the work in the vineyards with the farming kitchen, because we will reuse the wood of the pruning to cook the “calçots”.

Meeting Point: Parking of Hotel Piqué in Gandesa

Time: 11: 30h

Activity fee: 15€ / person

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The Celler Cooperatiu Gandesa during the Battle of Ebro


On Saturday 24th January, ViOrigen in collaboration with the winery Celler Cooperatiu of Gandesa and the Center for the Study of the Battle of the Ebro organizes an activity centered on the history of Celler Cooperatiu of Gandesa. Specifically, the theme of the activity will be the events during the Battle of the Ebro (July 25 - November 16, 1938) that affected the production of this winery located in the heart of the battle and so important to the local economy.

The event will begin with a visit to the Center of Studies of the Battle of the Ebro (CEBE) located in Gandesa. The visit to CEBE serve as introduction to the historical context of the Battle of the Ebro through all available material exposed.

Then we move to the winery Celler Cooperatiu Gandesa where through a tour we discover how the events during the Battle in the production of grapes in the field and wine at the winery affected. We will end with a guided tasting of three of the most representative wines of this winery: Somdinou blanc criança 2009, Somdinou negre jove 2013 and Ranci 1919.

Meeting point: 4:30 PM at the Center for the Study of the Battle of the Ebro (CEBE) Gandesa

Activity fee: 12 euros/person

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Terra Alta presents candidacy to celebrate the International Competition Grenaches du Monde

Grenaches du MondeOn 3th December, at the headquarters of the Consell Regulador DO Terra Alta, the people responsible for the International Competition Grenaches du Monde met with representatives of the Consell Regulador DO Terra Alta and Consell Comarcal to assess the possibility of organize this international event in Terra Alta region in future editions.

In addition, they visited possible locations to do the contest and other activities. In the afternoon, several wineries registered in DO Terra Alta attended the presentation of the event. This presentation was made for the people responsible of Grenache du Monde.

This meeting represented a great opportunity for Terra Alta to show the interest and resources to be a good location in a future edition of this competition which began in 2013.

Grenache du Monde  held on 9th February 2015 its third edition in Perpignan city where the first and second edition was also performed. This event wants to discover and select the best Grenache wines from around the world. This contest is open to wines with more than 60% of this variety. The competition is open to all types of wines (still, fortified, sparkling, liqueur, dessert wines…).

For the quantitative and qualitative importance of Grenache in Terra Alta, especially for White Grenache; the uniqueness of the architecture of the Gandesa and Pinell de Brai modernist cellars; the rustic beauty and natural heritage; effective effort of the cellars to be present around the world; and successful experience of Wine Festival of Gandesa; Terra Alta might be a good location for this contest, if it becomes an itinerant competition.



On Saturday 20 September, just at the time of harvest in Terra Alta, ViOrigen offers an activity to enjoy the harvest time in Gandesa: VINTAGE & BIKE.

The activity consists of a small bicycle route, accessible to all audiences, who will begin in the winery Celler Cooperatiu de Gandesa at 9.30 a.m. At 10.30 a.m. we will stop in the middle of the vineyards of the winery Celler Josep Vicens. There we will see how to perform this task so important for wine producers. In the same place we will serve a traditional breakfast called Clotxa (grilled sardines and grilled tomatoes with bread) and wine Vinyes del Grau Negre 2013.

Back in Gandesa, we will see how the grapes arrive at the winery and how the winemaking process begins. Finally, we will enjoy a tasting of wines from the winery Celler Cooperatiu de Gandesa.

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The cost of the activity is 14 euros for those who come with their own bike and 20 euros for those who need a bike*.

*Custom bicycles with gel seat cover, 21- speed gear and helmet (by Bicisports Aubanell)

August’s viticulture in Terra Alta (2)

Estat de les vinyes a l'agost

Having reached the month of August and already having begun the grape harvest vintage in Catalonia (in the vineyards of Raimat from Codorniu the harvest of Chardonnay started on Thursday July 31) in Terra Alta, the vineyards are prepared to spend the last weeks before the grapes are optimal. After widespread serious problem studded Grenache last season, this season is expected generous. Probably the start of the harvest in Terra Alta is between the last week of August and first of September. These last weeks after veraison end up determining the quality of the vintage.


The grapes ripen according to climatology: different winds, temperature, temperature range, solar radiation, water stress. These are the concepts that feature the maturation process and permeate the character of Terra Alta in each grape. In addition, these weeks of August affect the beginning of next season. The vineyards, which have stopped vegetative growth and concentrate the energy into ripening, stored energy reserves for sprouting next spring.


Therefore, August is an important month because it ends all the work of a campaign and is already preparing the next one.

It is a month of observation and control, few interventions, a month to let nature, quietly, finished defining our wines.



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