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A hundred years of the cooperative movement in Bellmunt del Priorat

A hundred years of the cooperative moment, a hundred years of teamwork in Priorat. Various cooperatives are commemorating this year their first century since they were created, a time where the hard work of the lands and trying to overcome adversities has allowed them to guarantee, these days, the production of some of the most highly regarded vines in the world. 

Spring outbreak in Priorat

In the 18th century, Grenache and Carignan grape varieties in Priorat were already being commercialised worldwide. Main Europe, but also American markets, valued every bunch of grapes grown with almost titanic effort and sacrifice.

The characteristics of the territory, with mountains that sculpt miles of soil with slate as the main protagonist, caused farmers to occasionally walk for up to 2 hours in order to get to the highest vineyards in Priorat.