Castell del Vi ("Castle of Wine")

CLOSED TEMPORARILY

If you would like to visit this centre, take advantage of our 2x1 offer. If you have eaten in one of the region’s restaurants or slept at one of its holiday properties. If you have visited a winery on our winery route or a mill on our olive oil route or have joined one of our local tourist providers for an activity, then ask them for a receipt. We will be waiting! This centre is based in the former Castle of the Counts of Prades of Falset, built in the 12th century after the Christian re-conquest of New Catalonia and located on a strategic hill overlooking the town of Falset. The castle which was made up of a residential quarter and a church, the existence of which can only be seen in the former exterior walls, was partly destroyed on several occasions, such as the decree of Philip the Fifth. In recent years, before it was completely abandoned, it was also used as a prison.

The Castell del Vi takes up three floors of this former fortress. Modern infrastructure and advanced technology has meant that the centre offers visitors a very different experience based on Priorat wine culture, which is far removed from that of a traditional wine museum.

By using audiovisual and interactive elements, visitors easily understand the history and the peculiarities of this winegrowing region.

The visit covers the following areas:

Lower Floor. Visitors are introduced to the world of wine, the region of the Priorat through the use of emblematic images and suggestive decorative elements. They also receive a brief introduction to winemaking from the vineyard to the winery by use of short videos.

First Floor. This area concentrates on the region’s history and what makes the area unique. It is divided into two contrasting spaces:

• A Grape growing Region. Visitors are greeted by a large 3D relief model of the Priorat where a short film, projected onto the model, takes us back in time. The exhibition space is complimented with fixed panels and glass cases which emphasise the idiosyncrasy and curiosities of this region.

• Protagonists. Homage to the people who have contributed to the re-birth of the region. This interesting set up allows visitors to get to know some of the most important faces in this renaissance. Furthermore, a series of interviews informs visitors of personal experiences and points of views of the diverse people who were involved in this process.

Second Floor. The Lookout. This open plan floor space provides visitors with splendid views over the region and invites them to go out to explore its countryside, its hidden corners and its festivals. Modules with touch screens as well as normal ones mean that nothing is missed.
At the other end of this room, a series of touch screens offer visitors information about wine production in the region as well as in the rest of the world. Finally, special glass spheres offer visitors the opportunity to appreciate and recognise the basic aromas of Priorat wines in the form of an entertaining exercise to test our senses. 

Opening Times:

Closed from 17th December to 6th January

1st November to 30th June
Monday and Thursday: 11am to 2pm 
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: 11am to 3pm 

Tuesday and Wednesday: closed

1st July to 30th October 
Monday and Tuesday: 11am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday and Thursday: closed
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: 11am to 2pm

Other times: by appointment only for groups over 15 people

Closed: 1 and 6/1, 24/6, 25-26/12

Prices:

General: 4 €

Reduced: 3 € (children from 12-18 years, students, OAPs, disabled, unemployed, family of 3 or more children and single parent families, Friends of Museums and members of ICCOM)

Groups: 2.5 € (over 20 people and students with teachers)

Free: children under 12 year, teachers, official state tourist guides and journalists

Glass of wine: 1,5 € (you can taste a glass of wine during your tour)

Guided tour: 50 € + 10 % VAT in Catalan and Spanish / 70 € + 10% VAT in other languages

Guided wine tasting: 6 € per person. Guided wine tasting of two wines from the Agrícola Falset-Marçà winery (groups, minimum 15 people). Other, please ask

Guided tour for schools: please, ask

Castell del Vi
Bonaventura Pascó, s/n
43730 Falset
Tels.: 977 830 434 / 603 047 995
castelldelvi@falset.org

 

 

 

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FALSET (CASTELL)UNA COMARCA, DUES DENOMINACIONS D’ORIGEN VITIVINÍCOLES
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