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What inspires us, and truly drives us as wine people, is representing producers who are real, honest and passionate.  Of course, it is great when you visit a beautiful winery with great architecture and fancy surroundings. However, it just doesn’t give us the same feeling and great pleasure as it does when we walk into a winery such as Celler Vendrell-Rived.

Craig met Josep Vendrell because of his friend Albert, the dynamic winemaker of Acústic Celler. The very first vintages of Acústic were produced at Josep’s small winery near the village of Marçà, in the Montsant region of Catalunya, Spain.

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The Vendrell family had long farmed grapes, selling them to producers in Catalunya. They still do sell grapes today, but some of their finest plots are kept for their own wines, under names like Seré, Miloca, and the flagship bottling, L’Alleu. The wine production started in 2000, actually before the creation of the Montsant D.O. It was simply a wine of Tarragona then.  Now with the explosion of interest in appellations like Priorat, and the surrounding Montsant, there is more notoriety to the region.

As alluded to earlier, there is absolutely nothing fancy about Josep’s small winery.  They produce around 20,000 bottles per year, in this gravity fed winery, with small stainless steel tanks, presses and other equipment on the upper level, and the barrel room and bottles on the lower level.

What is most important though are the great vineyards that are used to make these wines. The vineyards are split between three different locations, all featuring the Garnatxa and Samsó (otherwise known as Grenache & Carignan) varieties.


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Thank you for your order! We will email you when it is ready for pick up. Please call 312-255-8990 when you pick up and we will place your purchase in your trunk. We ask that you open and close your trunk for us, and maintain proper social distancing. Thanks for your support!

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Chicago, IL 60610

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