Celler Can Marlès

DO Penedès
Landscapes, alpacas and organic wine
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  30.000
  8 ha

Can Marlès, which specializes in vintage wines, is located in Montmell (Baix Penedès) at 500 meters above sea level. It covers 300 hectares of land and is watched over by a castle, testament to the long history of the area. Situated near a protected natural reserve, are the vineyards that have been worked for over 500 years, old wells fed by mountain springs and ancient masias (farmhouses) that have been converted into guesthouses catering to wine tourists.

Discover the history of El Montmell, walk among the vineyards and learn about the various aspects of this vinicultural project: the cellar, the process of making environmentally-friendly wine, and much more. You will also visit a spectacular and unique flock of 9 alpacas (three of them born in Can Marlès in 2017), finding out how they have adapted, their characters and what makes them so unusual, while also learning about the quality of their wool and being invited to help out at feeding time. The visit ends in the main farmhouse with a wine tasting of three environmentally-friendly local varieties, accompanied by some delicious local produce.

You can also take part in all sorts of other activities like hiking, horse riding, guided tours in 4×4 vehicles, bike routes, corporate events and even learning about and foraging for medicinal plants and aromatic herbs. ©Enoguia

VISITS – WINE TOURISM

• To arrange a visit. Only weekends
• Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a 18h
• Sunday: 11 a 14h
  16€ / 2h30′
  CA / ES / EN
   4 Wines
  2 min – 50 max
  Visit vineyards


WINES
• Negre Ull de Llebre
• Blanc Sauvignon
• Blanc Chardonnay

This winery not only offers wine tourism, but also a hiking route through the little-known Serra de Montmell, up to the ruins of the Castle of Montmell.

Can Marlès is a relatively new project, started in 2005. They currently produce 30,000 bottles a year from around 8 hectares of vineyards. The winery is located in the Montmell valley and offers a wide range of wine tourism activities, in addition to accommodation.

Can Marlès presently owns two fully restored farmhouses fitted out for wine tourism. One of them is used for tastings, lunches, business dinners, small concerts, etc… The other farmhouse provides accommodation for up to six people, and includes all amenities, a fully equipped kitchen, and a swimming pool. Their aim is to eventually restore the other old farmhouses in the valley – some dating back to the year 1500 – always respecting and preserving the traditional architecture of the region.

Your visit begins with a walk through the vineyards where certified organic vines flourish without the use of herbicides or pesticides. This is where the cellar’s Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs are born, as well as where the Negre Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo) grows, all under the umbrella of the DO Penedès appellation.

The visit continues in the winery where you can see the vinification and ageing rooms. Before tasting the wines, you will meet a few unique characters, waiting to be fed: these are the alpacas, friendly and peaceful animals that are sure brighten up your visit, especially if you come with children.

After the alpacas’ breakfast, it is time for ours. Inside the farmhouse, you will find a specially prepared table laid with homemade cheeses, local sausages, black pudding, white beans, freshly baked bread…a real gastronomic feast. While you enjoy your breakfast of local produce, the hostess, Lucía, will serve three of the cellar’s wines, explaining the characteristics of each as you taste them.

After this, you can do a short hike to the Montmell Castle and nearby church. The route starts at the winery. You first reach a picnic area next to the new church of Sant Miquel, where you take the steep path going up to the the old 12th century church. From there you continue upwards (there are stretches where you might need to use your hands!) until you reach the ruins of the castle, from where there are spectacular views of the Camp de Tarragona. The route (there and back) takes about two hours, and ends at the picnic area. In total you will climb and descend about 370 meters.

Come to Can Marlès, in the heart of DO Penedès, for a wonderful experience of enotourism surrounded by nature and animals. Don’t miss the opportunity!

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3 reviews

  1. Genial visita super-variada: viñedos eco, casa rural, almuerzo y muy diviertidas las alpacas! Hasta les dimos de comer.
    Una experiencia muy interesante cinco estrellas!

  2. El paraje es fantástico, ideal para caminar un ratito, subir al castillo de Montmell y luego relajarse con la cata y el maravilloso lugar alejado del ruido.

  3. Una visita con mucho encanto, 100% recomendable. Bodega donde el buen gusto y la naturaleza van de la mano, que además cuenta con una excelente anfitriona.

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