Cooperativa de Gandesa Gandesa

Avgda Catalunya,28 Gandesa
Contact info@coopgandesa.com

Around 1918, the Gandesa winegrowers got together to build a winery where they could make wine, thus the Gandesa Agricultural Cooperative Winery was born. They had to request a loan to be able to obtain financing for the construction of the winery, and they did so by mortgaging their land and private properties. Having reached this challenge, it was the Valls bank that took over the financing and at the same time proposed the Modernist architect Cesar Martinell (Valls, Alt Camp, December 24, 1888 - Barcelona, November 19, 1973).

Building

Modernist building in which the construction of the winery for the elaboration of wines was finished in January 1920, and its oil mill in November of the same year. These points have since then made it a unique building in the town of Gandesa.

Its architectural value has made it considered one of the Cathedrals of wine. It was cataloged as a Cultural Asset of National Interest of the Generalitat of Catalonia, and one of the Seven Wonders of Catalonia, chosen in 2007.

visits

You can visit the cooperative as designed by Cesar Martinell, with the press room, vats, etc. At the end of the guided tour there is a wine tasting, and you can buy them to take to the winery store.

Schedule:

Guided tours €12 with tasting or €8 without tasting. Visiting hours:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (mornings): Shift at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday (afternoons): Shift at 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Free visits with audio guide: €5

  • From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Elaboration

After almost a century making wines, Gandesa also produces Rancio wine and Mistela de las Garnachas - a deeply rooted variety - in the DO Terra Alta, these mistelas are in limited production.

In addition to the White and Black Garnachas (bernatxa as they call Gandesa) other varieties such as Macabeo, Tempranillo, Sams, Cabernet Sauvingon, Muscatel, Viogne, among others, are grown.

The combination of the different orographic, climatic factors, etc. make the "terroir" have some unique characteristics that, together with the oenology, as a result, we obtain wines appreciated by the consumer.

distribution

Today Gandesa wines are distributed regionally, and also for a few years they have begun to export. Markets where they are working to expand and consolidate.


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