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Christie Mavety
 
August 17, 2018 | Christie Mavety

Blue Mountain On The Road - Priorat, Spain and the i4C

On the road…

Priorat, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early July, my family and I travelled to Torroja del Priorat in the province of Tarragona, located in the heart of the Priorat wine region of Spain.  We were blown away with the beauty of this area as well as the challenging growing conditions of the vineyard sites.  The vineyards are mainly located on terraced hillsides trained in a gobelet (bush vines), while some of the newer vineyards are trellised.  The vineyard sites can be found planted between 100 - 700 metres above sea level.

The main red varietals grown in this area are Grenacha (Grenache) and Carineña (Carginan) along with some Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot.  The soil is quite unique, with reddish and black slate and quartz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slate 

Torroja del Priorat, surrounded by forest and two main agriculture crops of grapes and olives, as well with a small production of hazelnuts and almonds.

Terroir al Limit vineyard site at approximately 700 metres above sea level.

Terroir al Limit wines.

Mas Martinet vineyard located at 700 metres. 

 Visit Mas Marinet Viticultors @ www.masmartinet.com

 

 

i4C 

 

This past July I attended and represented the winery at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration held in Niagara.  This event celebrates wine, food and learning about this cool variety.  There are a number of events that occur throughout the weekend.

The i4C commenced with The School of Cool panel tastings.  The Reserve Chardonnay 2015 was included in Session 3, Raising Chardonnay.

13th Street Winery hosted a lunch, Fizz, Friends and Fromage on the Saturday. 

The Blanc de Blancs 2009 R.D. was showcased at the Flights of Chardonnay tasting.

The Cool Chardonnay World Tour Tasting and Dinner was hosted on the last night of the i4C. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden Bench Winery hosted Bubbles on the Bench as a closure to the weekend festivities.

A preview of the Blanc de Blancs 2010 R.D was poured at this event.  Look for the release of this wine in October.

 

Time Posted: Aug 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Tony Longworth
 
June 25, 2018 | Tony Longworth

Vagabond Kitchen Returns!

 

 

The “Vagabond Kitchen” food truck is returning to Blue Mountain for two Saturdays, this summer! On July 28th and August 25th, please join us from 12pm - 3:30pm  for some innovative ‘global street food’. Enjoy the amazing food, games, our iconic view, and a glass of wine in our picnic area. 

Please note: Vagabond now takes square pay for credit and debit via tap, as well as cash.

Look for additional food truck dates right here!

Time Posted: Jun 25, 2018 at 4:58 PM
Christie Mavety
 
August 17, 2018 | Christie Mavety

Blue Mountain On The Road - Priorat, Spain and the i4C

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