Montsant's history is deeply interconnected between the enviornment and spirituality. The majestic Montsant mountain range has long been a place of refuge for those who prioritize the importance of cultivating the spiritual and religious dimensions of their individual lives. Such are the hermits and monks who, in honour of the mountain range’s name, have inhabited the heights since the twelfth century.
The Romans made wines in these lands, the Carthusian monks promoted grape growing throughout the county and in the nineteenth century, the wines of Montsant attained accolades in universal exhibitions around the world. The D.O. Montsant is a land where, for centuries, its natural environment and it’s wines have been intricately linked and where the old vines, cared for as if they were real treasures, are the veritable pillars of the region’s history. The protagonists of this history in the making are now enthusiastically looking forward to a new future.
Environment & Sustainability
- 35,600 total hectares
- 2,000 hectares (approx) planted with vines
- More than 700 growers
- Less than 60 wineries
- Altitude: 200-700m
- Annual Rainfall: 450l
- 15 villages (Falset is the major town)
- Average yield: 4,000 kg/ha
- Foundation of D.O. 2001 (led by the cooperative Celler Capçanes)
- Allowed to harvest 10,000k hectare red / 12,000k hectare whites
- 1,000-1,500 kg per plant