The two internationally recognised denominations of origin are DOQ Priorat and Monsant.
The steep terrain means that the whole process is done by hand as machines can’t reach the grapevines growing on the 45 degree angled hills.
So the wine is produced by hand as it has been done for centuries.
Crops have been in this area since the 12th Century when the monks of the Scala Monastery started making wine.
The domain of the prior of the abbey covered several neighbouring towns and that is where the name of the area, Priorat, originated.
Grenache and carignan are two of the outstanding wines produced here.
Almost half the of the high-quality wine produced today is exported.
Winner of prestigious international awards, the Priorat wines are extremely popular.
The characteristics of the Priorat make the wine produced here unique and exclusive.
It bears the Qualified Designation of Origin which means protective measures are in place to ensure the continued quality of the wine produced.