It' s time for the grape harvest in the Empordà, one of the most exciting times of the year in this land of wines known for the Denomination of Origin DO Empordà.
A wide variety of quality wines produced from old vines are the ideal complement to the gastronomy of this area of the Mediterranean coast, with dishes that combine the best flavours of the sea and the mountains.
Come and experience the wine culture first-hand and take part in the Empordà grape harvest by staying at Mas de Torrent. We tell you all the details in this article!
When does the grape harvest start?
The grapes are usually harvested somewhere between August and October, although the exact time depends on the desired degree of ripeness of the grapes. In 2022, the grape harvest throughout Catalonia started a few days earlier than usual and began at the beginning of August, due to the drought and the intense heat of this summer.
In the DO Empordà area, the harvest began on 11 August with the early varieties and will last until the beginning of October. Despite the lack of rain, this year's wine production is expected to be around average, and the grapes will be of excellent quality.
Participate in the grape harvest and discover the secrets of wine
Traditionally, during harvest time the wineries in the area organise all kinds of activities to involve visitors in the process of harvesting and producing wine. Becoming a grape harvester, taking part in the traditional pressing of the grapes or enjoying a wine tasting are some of the activities we recommend in the area:
- Put your feet in the barrel and join in the typical grape treading to get the must at the Empordàlia A very complete activity that includes a walk through the vineyards and a wine tasting. Available every Sunday in September.
- Take part in a guided tour and organic wine tasting on the terrace of Mas Geli, a family-run winery in Empordà that uses natural grape harvesting and organic farming to produce its wines.
- Discover a wide selection of national, international and Empordà wines at the cellar and cocktail bar of Mas de Torrent, our 5* hotel and spa on the Costa Brava. A luxury experience with a select menu that will satisfy the most demanding palates.
Mas de Torrent, your hotel for the grape harvest in Empordà
Located in an 18th century Catalan masia, Mas de Torrent offers you an oasis in the heart of the Costa Brava and the Empordà wine region. Come visit us for a wine tourism getaway and enjoy a few days of pure relaxation in our luxury hotel, specially designed for your wellbeing. You will find us less than an hour from Barcelona.
Let yourself be surprised by our elegant rooms and suites, perfect for a quality rest in harmony with the Mediterranean environment. To complete your stay, you have at your disposal the exclusive services of the MasSpa where you will find the best massages and treatments, as well as a swimming pool and sauna.