The province of Girona is one of the main wine tourism destinations in the world. The combination between the sea, mountains and the strong wind in the area known as “Tramontana” make the Alt Empordà area a perfect region for grape cultivation. Therefore, today we want to dedicate these lines to different wineries in the Roses area and to publicize the DO Empordà Wine Route.
Wine tourism on the Costa Brava
Increasingly, entering the world of wine is an activity very collated by both locals and tourists who organize trips to learn about this tradition that has its origins in Roman times.
The DO Empordà Wine Route is responsible for offering and showing wine tourism activities and experiences on the Costa Brava.
The services are very wide, from knowing the whole process of winemaking, blind tasting and even staying in natural places where grape treatments are given.
Organize a group of friends and live this experience of the DO Empordà Wine. It will not only strengthen your ties with those who share this very different day but also by living this experience and also knowing all the healthy benefits they can bring in your life. We all know that a couple of glasses rejoice the character but what you did not know is that Harvard University published a study in which it was concluded that wine can delay skin aging thanks to microscopic particles that are in the skin of the grape or that a study carried out by the University of Barcelona deduced that the wine helps reduce the sun’s ultraviolet rays and that it is a great fighter against gum infections.
We propose different wineries in the Roses area:
Agrícola de Gariguella y Rabós: Cooperative that shows all the winemaking: from its plantation to its tasting and organic shop.
The visits are from Monday to Sunday with prior reservation and its duration is approximately one and a half hours with a cost of 8 euros per person. For foreign groups, visits are also organized in English and French.
Espelt viticultors: Family business located in the Natural Park of Cabo de Creus. Visits to this winery require a reservation and the duration is almost two hours. The price is around 12 euros and includes a wine tasting. In Espelt viticultors breakfast, agrotienda service and accommodation are offered.
Empordàlia: Emblematic winery of the town of Vilajuïga. Visits are organized from Tuesday to Friday between 11 am and 4 pm. On weekends on Saturdays at 11 am. The duration of the visits is between an hour and a half and two hours. Its price is approximately 7.50 euros with discounts for groups over 20 people. In Empordàlia you can do wine tasting, visit the museum and enjoy its shop full of natural products from the area.
As a final anecdote, we would like to introduce you to a unique wine that is grown and aged in this area. We are not talking about the well-known Garnatxa, sweet wine, if not the white wine from the “Vinya Jòncols” winery, which ages under the sea.
About a year and a half ago, this small family winery, which is located 138m from the beach, decided to immerse the wine bottles in individual amphorae at 17 meters deep and at a temperature between 11 and 16 degrees to rest the wine. The result was spectacular.
If you want to know more about this wine or about the route and experience DO Empordà enjoy a weekend on the Costa Brava and discover your most wine-producing side. Find your perfect apartment for your next stay in Roses. Enter Costa Girona and choose the apartment that best suits your tastes, needs and preferences.
See you on the Costa Brava!