A winery situated in the family’s country house near the town of Montblanc. The Foraster family has been cultivating vineyards for more than 150 years. Discover the process of production for Josep Foraster wines with its owners. You can enjoy a tour with a wine tasting included and even have the option of a brunch with wine pairings held in the specially fitted out tasting room. ©Enoguia
VISITS – WINE TOURISM
• Monday to Friday: 10 to 14 h – 16 to 19 h
• Weekend 10 to 14h
• Visit + wine tasting (2 wines): 5.5 €
• Visit + wine tasting (4 wines): 9.9 €
• Visit + pairing lunch : 15.4 € (children 6.6 €)
CA / ES / EN / FR
2 min – 30 max
WINES & OLIVE OIL
• Josep Foraster Trepat
• Josep Foraster Criança
• Josep Foraster Selecció
• Josep Foraster Blanc Selecció
• Josep Foraster Blanc del Coster
• Josep Foraster Les Gallinetes
• Josep Foraster Els Nanos Collita
• Josep Foraster Els Nanos Rosat
• Josep Foraster Els Nanos Blanc
• Most Trepat
• Mas Foraster Olive Oil
The Foraster family has run this estate for over 150 years. Three generations have already dedicated their lives to viticulture. They practice organic agriculture in line with their respect for nature and their desire to protect the local environment and preserve it for future generations.
All visits to the winery are led by a member of the family, which offers a personal touch to visitors who want to practice enotourism. At the entrance to the winery there is a small museum where you can see perfectly-restored traditional tools used by the Foraster family in the field. This way they preserve their origins and the work of their ancestors.
The winery as we know it today was conceived of in 1998. In that year the family began to make and bottle wine from the grapes they previously used to sell in bulk.
The winery currently has 34 hectares and produces 140,000 bottles a year. Recently, the family has created a line of very young wines called Els Nanos (the dwarves), ideal for attracting newer generations to the world of wine.
Another pillar of the Mas Foraster cellars are the wines made from autochthonous trepat grapes. This is a variety that, until a few years ago, had been scorned and largely forgotten. Thanks to the efforts of a few wineries in the DO Conca de Barberà region, it has now gained its due and is recognized as one of the distinguishing features of this appellation.
The winery also produces olive oil from the arbequina variety and trepat grape juice known as Suc de Vida (Juice of Life), which is ideal for those families who want to visit the winery with children.
The visit begins with a walk through the vineyards, moves to the grape reception area (where the grapes are sorted), and then to the wine cellar (which was originally a henhouse!). You will then go into to the ageing room, a quiet space where the wine is left to rest and which is filled with the scent of oak barrels. The route ends in the specially-equipped tasting room, where the family’s best wines can be tried.
We offer different visit formats: you can visit the winery and taste either two or four wines. We also offer the option of a country breakfast with typical products from the area (bread with tomato and olive oil, a variety of local sausages and cheeses, olives, almonds…), all paired with our Josep Foraster wines.
We propose two options for rounding off your day after the visit: from the winery you can take the GR-171 route and visit the nearby Sant Josep hermitage. Once at the chapel, you can continue for another 2.5 kilometers until you reach the Cascada de la Vall waterfall.
Another option is a cultural tour of the historic centre of Montblanc and along the old patrol path on the walls. The tour includes food tastings accompanied by wine from the DO Conca de Barberà in various establishments around the town. Reservations can be made at the Montblanc Tourist Office.
As you can see, the proposals for wine tourism and experiences at Mas Foraster are unique!