About Fira del Vi
Fira del Vi’s three-day festival is usually at the end of April and early May every year.
The festival introduces you to the wine culture of this region.
It’s an area that has long been associated with the craftsmanship of producing wine by hand.
Wine tasting is the order of the day, and you’ll have many chances to talk to the producers.
Besides all the wine tastings you can enjoy good food and music.
Some events occur in exciting and historically rich locations, such as Bellmunt del Priorat Mines and Museum.
Places to stay
Rural hotels and manor houses are dotted throughout this delightful region.
Hotel-Hostal Sport is right in the centre of the village.
Spacious, comfortable rooms, great restaurant with a fabulous wine list (as you would expect when staying in wine country!), ample parking, and free WiFi make this a great choice for your stay in Fastel.
Across the road, the boutique Hotel Restaurant Lotus Priorat, is another superb option in the heart of the village.
The two internationally recognised denominations of origin are DOQ Priorat and Monsant.
The steep terrain means the process is done by hand, as machines can’t reach the grapevines growing on the 45-degree angled hills.
The wine has been produced by hand 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, where the name of the area, Priorat, originated.
Grenache and Carignan are two of the outstanding wines produced here.
Winner of prestigious international awards, the Priorat wines are top-rated.
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.
How to get to Fira del Vi
Falset is a village located on the Iberian Peninsula in Catalonia.
Situated approximately 40 km inland from Tarragona on the coast.
From Tarragona, you can also take a train, bus or taxi.
The train station, Marca-Falset, is situated between Marca and Falset.
The train from Barcelona Sants to Marca-Falset will take a couple of hours.
More about the region
In addition to wine, the Priorat region in Catalonia is also known for olive oil and hiking through the stunning natural landscape.
Castle, palaces, Guided Wine Tours, olive oil tastings, and stunning scenery are all things you’ll discover here.
The Natural Park Montsant Mountain Range hiking trails are well-signposted and worth exploring.