Empordà, an area with an internationally renowned gastronomic culture, is a peaceful and unique region, in the perfect location to produce high-quality wines.
There are three wineries in Palamós that offer the quality standard of Empordà Designation of Origin (Denominación de Origen Empordà), as well as the opportunity to look around their facilities and taste some of the best wines in the region.
Finca Bell-lloc is located in the Gavarres nature reserve on the Costa Brava.
But this winery is worth a visit if only for the spectacular architectural design. It also provides you with the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting, with guidance from expert winemakers, to help you appreciate all the nuances and characteristics of their wine. The wine tasting can be accompanied by side dishes or nibbles, or even a full lunch made with natural, organic products grown on the estate.
MAS CAN PAGÈS
This estate has olive groves and 3.2 acres of vineyards, and is located next to the Gavarres nature reserve, 2 km from the fantastic beaches of the Costa Brava. The spectacular natural landscape of Baix Empordà is an area where many high-quality wines are produced. The climate and soil are ideal. The estate is located on an ancient riverbed, where a layer of soil one meter thick covers nothing more than stones. These conditions are ideal for growing grapes and draining excess water. The property has 3.2 acres of new vineyards on 4 different plots. In February 2013, 8,200 vines were planted. It is very important for the vines to develop well during their first year, when they only grow around 70 cm. The aim is to bring in the first grape harvest in 2015, and then to make wine from their own grapes. To produce the wine, they have built a top of the range winery and wine cellar, which will become operational in summer 2015. Aside from the vineyard, the estate also has 100 olive trees.
CELLER CAN SAIS
Celler Can Sais, located in Vall-llobrega, invites you to discover the world of wine, along with the landscape of the Empordà region and the Gavarres Massif, in a relaxed and fun way. The estate offers guided tours through the vineyards to discover the history and secrets of their wine, as well as wine tasting.