QUALITY
PRODUCTS

Bringing together the knowledge and the experience of nine different wine-elaborating cooperatives with different Origin Denominations from Catalonia, and the labour carried out by their vine-growers, technicians and oenologists, Castell d'Or produces wines, cavas and olive oils which have earned great recognition all over the world.

Apart from the high quality products, other features from Castell d’Or are the modernist cellars, the cooperative work, the variety of the landscape and the agroshop chain. So we encourage you to discover all this for yourself.

MODERNISM
ART

The cellar from l'Espluga de Francolí was named Catedral del Vi (Wine Cathedral) by the catalan writer Àngel Guimerà. This denomination was soon used for other cellars built at the beginning of the 20th century by architects such Cèsar Martinell, follower of Antoni Gaudí, and Domenech i Montaner and his son Pere Domènech Roura.

If you want to know more about modernism art and how it was applied to the wine-growing agro-industry, come and visit the cellars in l'Espluga de Francolí, Barberà de la Conca or Vila-rodona, a real work of art.

AGROSHOPS

If you want to enjoy Castell d’Or’s wines, caves and olive oils, come and visit our agroshop chain. We offer you a warm welcome, very good advice and a selection of local products.

The cooperative cellars of Castell d'Or are: Barberà de la Conca, Bellvei del Penedès, l'Arboç, l'Espluga de Francolí, la Nou de Gaià, Solivella, Vila-rodona, Vimbodí and Vinaixa.

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CASTELL D'OR SL - Mare Ràfols, 3 1r 4a
08720  Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona (Spain)
Tel. (+34)938905385 Fax (+34)938905446 castelldor@castelldor.com

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Cooperative Modernism. The winery of Vila-rodona

VilaRodonaThe modernist cooperative cellars are singular buildings which in the moment they were built wanted to modernize the wine production without giving up a very well defined architecture: rational buildings, designed for the wine elaboration, and big monuments at the same time. The Vila-Rodona Cellar, one of the most emblematic of Castell d’Or, was built by the Catalan Cèsar Martinell, who between the 1917 and 1923 projected around forty agrarian buildings under the impulse of the Commonwealth of Catalonia (Mancomunitat de Catalunya in Catalan).

Martinell’s most important teacher was Antoni Gaudí. Martinell’s style is normally classified as Art Noveau with influences of Noucentisme. In his buildings he used bricks around the windows and columns as well as ceramics for decoration. The Architect not only designed the buildings but also brought his creative capacity at the agricultural and industrial service.

It is in the middle of the Cistercian Route, close to the Monastery of Santes Creus, where the Cooperative of Vila-Rodona can be found. Thanks to the impetuosity of the members, the winery was inaugurated with the harvest of 1919. Nowadays 10milion litters of wine are elaborated from the vineyards of its members of Vilarodona, Aiguamúrcia, Valls and Pla de Santa Maria, from the Tarragona, Penedès and Cava Appelations.

Visitors can come and discover the work of the winery and its magnificent architecture by our guided tours, where you will be able to find out the details of its architecture and the process of elaboration of the wine. And at the end of the visit you will also enjoy a degustation of our wines. The front of the building, which is illuminated during the night, gives access to our visitor during all day.

Visit the Agricultural Cooperative in Vila-Rodona:

From Monday to Saturday: 9am-1pm and 3pm-7pm

Sundays and Holidays: 10am-2pm

Guided tours are free for groups of 20 people or more, but a previous reservation is required at:

+0034 977 63 80 04 or +0034 977 63 80 87.