The Empordà Designation of Origin (DO) is one of the most renowned wine DOs in Catalonia, a region known for its long winemaking tradition.
Sea and mountains provide the perfect contrast in this area of the Costa Brava, where the strong Tramontana winds, mild winters and proximity to the Mediterranean create the best conditions for growing an impressive range of high-quality wines.
One of the main characteristics of the DO Empordà is its ancient vines, more than 30 years old, which, worked with the most innovative viticulture techniques, give rise to some of the best red and white varieties.
With a surface area of some 2,000 hectares of vineyards, the DO Empordà manages to place some 6 million bottles a year on the market, which are distributed in Spain and the rest of the world.
Red wine from the Empordà region
Red wines account for approximately 60% of the Catalan Empordà's wine production. They are mainly made from the Samsó or Garnatxa varieties, although other varieties such as Cabernet, Merlot or Tempranillo have gradually been introduced.
Empordà red wines stand out for their complexity and subtle flavour, with a palate entry that does not disappoint the most demanding gourmets. Of course, the area covered by the DO also produces white wines (17% of the total), known for their freshness, delicate rosés and sweet wines made from Garnacha and Moscatel.
Taste the best Empordà wines
There is no better complement to DO Empordà wines than the incredible gastronomy hidden in this area of the Mediterranean, with establishments that follow a long culinary tradition without fear of daring to innovate their dishes. This was demonstrated by Ferran Adrià's Bulli and the Roca brothers, both great gastronomic references of the Empordà.
If you are planning a getaway to Catalonia and want to enjoy the best wines of the Empordà, at the Mas de Torrent hotel you will find the ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable wine tasting.
Come to Mas de Torrent for a wine tasting of Empordà wines
Our luxury 5* hotel & spa located in a traditional Catalan country house has a wine list with over 700 references, including the best varieties of Empordà wines. Follow the recommendations of our sommelier and treat yourself to a tasting of Empordà wines where you will discover the best varieties of white, red, and rosé. We also encourage you to try the varieties produced at our Finca Serena in Mallorca, made with the utmost care in a true island paradise.
To accompany this unique experience, we suggest you also try the gastronomic offer of the restaurant run by the prestigious chef Ramón Freixa, which combines tradition and avant-garde in the best way possible.
Book your luxury stay at Mas de Torrent now and enjoy the best Mediterranean flavours in our restaurant overlooking the Empordà. We look forward to seeing you!