Neighbouring El Priorat are the Conca de Barberà, Terra Alta and Tarragona DOs which cover a large area of the Tarragona demarcation. The histories and traditions of all three are closely entwined with wine and variety of viticulture visits can be made, especially to the modernist wineries built by the architect Cèsar Martinell. Several co-operatives created at the beginning of the 20th century in La Conca de Barberà have wineries of this type, such as the Pira, Montblanc, Barberà de la Conca and Rocafort de Queralt co-operatives. Just to the south lies the Tarragona DO where one can visit the Muller winery in Reus and the Tous Andreu winery in Pont d’Armentera close to the Santes Creus Monastery. Also nearby I s the Celler de Nulles, a winery built by Cèsar Martinell, as well as the Granja Montalà wine museum in Valls. Then there is the Terra Alta DO consisting of seventeen municipalities and in which its capital, Gandesa, has a leading role. Indeed it is in Gandesa that one can visit the Modernist winery also built by modernist architect Cèsar Martinell. The same architect designed the Pinell de Brai co-operative, nicknamed “the wine cathedral”.
Etiquetas: The Wine Route