Miguel Figini from “L’Espai del Vi Català”, http://www.espaidelvicatala.cat/, showed a group of eager students how wine is made, from the grape to the finished product. “L’Espai del Vi Català” is a regional school in Catalonia that provides education and training for future oenologists, winemakers and the next generation of growers taking over their parents’ vineyards. The school focuses on the practical aspects of wine production, with theory lessons interspersed with hands-on exercises and visits to vineyards.
As a way of supporting and giving back to the region that has given us so much, we opened our vineyard for the day to a class from the school so that the students could pick Cariñena and Garntaxta grapes. At the end of the day, the grapes were crushed in the old-fashioned way by stomping them, “La pisada de uva”.