Gandesa Terroir is One of the Seven Ancient Denominations of Catalonia
Celler Cooperatiu Gandesa is a historical wine cooperative headquartered in the historical region of Gandesa, bordered by vines and olive groves. The vineyards, nestled on terraces and plains, are protected by the mountains of Cavalls, Ports d’Horta de Sant Joan, and Pàndols, where the vines enjoy microclimate and fertile terroirs. The cooperative also deals in high-quality olive oils and almonds.
Cellar Cooperative Wine Gandesa was Established a Century Ago
The Gandesa Cooperative Wine Cellar was founded 102 years ago, consisting of 48 families, producing top-quality wines within the TerraAlta and Catalunya wine regions. The project was started in 1919 by the winemaking families whose primary occupation was viticulture. It was designed by architect Cèsar Martinell and built with historical reference as that of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. Today, the building is well-known as a wine Cathedral. The cooperative constantly incorporates the latest technologies and advanced viticulture practices into the operations.
In the Terra Alta Region, the Grapes & Olives Grow in Harmony
The families associated with the cooperative cultivate around 317 hectares of young and old vineyards. With the utmost care, the members grow a wide range of native grapes, including Macabeo, White, and Black Grenache, Carignan, Morenillo, and Hairy Grenache. Some plots are dedicated to international varietals, such as Syrah, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Two olive oil varieties are also grown with respect to nature, comprising Empeltre and Arbequina.