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Wine routes: central regions

At the heart of industrial Catalonia
Before visiting the winery of Bages, it is worth entering the Valls de Montcau and taking a look at the isolated wine vats and "barraques de vi" (vineyard huts).These are traditional dry stone, handcrafted circular constructions, which we can find alone or in a group, scattered around the fields.

Particularly worth seeing are the vats of Solanes, between the thermal springs of Pont de Vilomara and Rocafort, the Vats of Tosques, located in the Flequer valley and the set of the Escudelleta, at the thermal spring of Rocafort, consisting of eleven vats and seven adjoining huts. Perfectly integrated into the landscape, these agricultural constructions made by the peasants themselves at the end of the 19th century represent the "archaeology" of the modern wineries.

Following the route, we visit the masia Roqueta (country house), in the medieval municipality of Santa Maria d’Horta d’Avinyó. Its basements still conserve the aroma of the wine that has been produced there for centuries.
We will visit the village of Talamanca with its cobbled streets. In the castle or Molí del Menut (small mill), another medieval farmhouse, we will see the old press and the vats used to make wine, the water mill for grinding the grain and cattle pens.

Near Talamanca we will find some cooperative wineries of the area, such as those of the Agricultural Union of Santpedor and that of Salelles, in addition to the old distillery of Can Forrellat in Castellbell and Vilar.
Further to the north we find other testimonies of Catalonia's industrial past. Following the course of the River Llobregat we can visit the Colònia Vidal, that of Viladomiu, Cal Marçal and Cal Rosal, among others. All without forgetting the medieval touch provided by the Romanesque church of Saint Vicenç Obiols and the Orniu bridge.

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