The last of our new stainless steel tanks arrived from Italy today. After producing our first wine at one of the major cooperatives in the region from the 4,000 kg of Carinyena grapes that we harvested in September 2017, we had a rethink and decided to look for other alternatives. We were hoping to find somewhere more personal where we could control the wine production ourselves and start on a small scale without any major investment.
After much searching, we decided to rent space from Xavi Peñas (who also manages our operations) at “Cellers Sant Rafel”. So this means we have our own winery there and share some of the staff. We’ve now filled the space with 11 steel tanks with a capacity of about 30,000 litres and have also bought 20 or so oak barrels for storing our wines.
This lets us start on a smaller scale this year, producing about 20,000 bottles, and then gradually increase to about 75,000 bottles a year. The grapes that we are unable to use ourselves will be sold to local wineries.