wine tourism experiences
From Celler Batea we offer wine tourism experiences so that you can see first hand the Terra Alta and to taste its wines, especially white grenache in our cellar.
Terra Alta is a very special place to do wine tourism. A hidden and isolated land, whose wines have long been devoted to domestic consumption. It still preserves a great variety of classic styles of elaboration, although the small private wineries and the largest cooperatives have started to produce very good Mediterranean red wines.
Terra Alta is one of the most pristine places in Catalonia, with great cultural, natural and gastronomic potential, in short to make wine tourism. Worth knowing more about this region, and we encourage you to do spot with a good glass of wine in hand.
The clear blue Mediterranean sky has borne witness over the centuries to the importance of the culture of wine in the lives of the people in the town of Batea.
History reveals that the beginning of our relationship with wine came from the Phoenicians, who established trading routes with different points of the Iberian peninsula. And it was via the mouth of the Ebro river where it flows into the Mediterranean that Batea, as it is known now and only 50 kms away, was first brought into contact with wine in the 7th century BC.
The wine carried by the Phoenicians was used for trading and at first the local people kept it exclusively for ceremonial rituals. Later, wine production was started in this area and with the passage of time wine became a key component of what is now recognised as the “Mediterranean diet”.
It was at the end of the 1950s when a group of Batea winegrowers, well aware of the social and economic importance of vine cultivation, decided to take an important step forward: they brought together both their willpower and their resources to create the Celler Batea winery.
WHAT EXPERIENCES DO WE OFFER?
Patricia Arranz Moro
Winemaker and Community Manager