Do you want to discover the authentic Priorat? To explore the pure Priorat “classic blend” of Carignan and Grenache (Garnatxa) or to taste blends with a hint of French touch of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah? To meet the smallest winery of DOQ Priorat with the production of only 3000 bottles of wine? Or to taste rigorous and exclusive wines of the winery founded by famous Catalan singer Lluís Llach? Then you definitely should visit the local Wine Fair “Tasta Porrera”, held annually in the heart of Priorat region, in the small village called Porrera.
On the 24th of March 17 winemakers of Porrera village gathered together under one roof aiming to promote the wine culture of the region. The Association of the Cellars of Porrera with the support of the City Council, the Regulatory Council of the DOQ Priorat and Vinum Priorat organize this wine fair annually, welcoming about 2000 of wine lovers. The wineries offer tastings of their wines in exchange for tasting tickets which can be purchased at the entrance. Besides, you have the chance to get familiar with local gastronomy! Just imagine: a professional cortador (cutter), slicing jamón (jam) and serving it directly on your plate! Tables full of home-made bread, artisanal olive oil, charcuterie and various desserts! Doesn’t it sound delicious? And by the way haven’t I mentioned the live music?
Indeed, the organization of the event deserves high praises as you have everything needed to enjoy the event: your personal glass, a special tasting book with the list of all wineries presented on the event and containing essential information about each wine. There is even a separate zone where you can buy the wines you liked for special prices from producers!
No doubt, this wine event is rather unique: it guides you in the world of rurality and authenticity, giving the possibility to take a glance at the real life of local people. Don’t lose your chance! Come and feel this cozy atmosphere of passionate winemakers, devoted to their land and culture!
Anastasiia Braiko (@anastasiia_braiko)