The 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.