The Priorat is a county and within that county reside two official wine regions, the Montsant (D.O.) and the Priorat (D.O.Q). Geographically the Montsant wine region surrounds the Priorat wine region. The soil is what makes the two wine regions very different. The soil is Priorat is called “llicorella.” It is a all slate, layers upon layers and said to give Priorat wines their defining characteristic. In the Montsant D.O. the soil types vary. There are limestone, red clay, stone, and some of the same slate that’s in the Priorat, but only in a few areas of the region. The main grapes in both areas are Garnacha, Carignane, and Garnacha Blanc. Other varieties are grown but in small amounts.
Tourist friendly wineries in the Priorat and Montsant wine region
• Ferrer Bobet – New, modern, and high on a hill with spectacular vistas
• Clos Figueres – Beautiful wines and a wonderful restaurant to enjoy
• Bodegues Mas Alta – Belgian owned, modern, with high-tech winemaking equipment
• Burgos Porta – Small family-run winery tucked away in the Priorat
• Clos Mogador – The owner is the legendary Rene Barbier, a Priorat Pioneer
• Trossos Winery – A new winery with guest rooms. Views!
• Mas Doix – Yet another pioneering winery of the Priorat
• Portal del Priorat – Architect Alfredo Arribas makes wine in both the Priorat & Montsant
• Vinyes Domenech – Take a vineyards walk. Spacious tasting room
• Falset-Marca – A very small family winery, with lodging nearby
• Vermunver – A full lineup of fresh and exciting wines
• Celler de Capcanes – A cooperative winery producing great wine including Kosher wines
• Capafons-Osso – Frances Capafons runs two wineries, one in each wine region