Heritage Excites - ACPC
We'd like to invite you to find out first hand about the traditional process of making wine and brandy. This was a key economic sector in the development of modern Catalonia.
MUSEUM OF RURAL LIFE
What was it like to be a winemaker a century ago? At the Museum we'll teach you about the techniques and factors used in the process as well as the carts and main machinery: quite a technological breakthrough in winemaking from 100 years ago!
We'll test the end result of a job well done by having a guided taste test of the wines of the DO Conca de Barberà, produced with the local variety of drilling.
A VISIT TO THE FASSINA BALANYÀ
Brandy also had a prominent role in the economic activity of this area at the beginning of the 20th century. We'll see this as we go through the Fassina Balanyà, where we'll also be able to taste this spirit made from drilling.
COOPERATIVE WINERY OF L’ESPLUGA DE FRANCOLÍ
The winery at l’Espluga de Francolí was the first cooperative winery set up by a prestigious architect. Pere Domènech i Roura, the son of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, began construction of the “author's wineries” or “wineries of the rich” by managing the works. Our visit will give us a close-up look at the important phenomenon of cooperativism and at the construction of modernist “wine cathedrals”.
A route for the whole family to enjoy which you can choose to end with a fine lunch based on viniculture. If you're bringing children then, while tasting the wines, you can leave them with a monitor who will be leading an activity aimed specifically at the little ones.
This itinerary is part of ‘Heritage Excites’, an experience tourism project being promoted by the Catalan Agency for Cultural Heritage, at the Generalitat of Catalonia.