The Trepat Route (DO Conca de Barberà)
The DO Conca de Barberà is a territory with personality that will provide you with an excellent combination of heritage, culture and wine. This designation of origin preserves a unique native grape variety, the Trepat, which the winegrowers of the area have promoted as one of its distinctive characteristics, and which has also given the name to the wine tourism route, the Trepat Route. The wines produced there are light, fresh and fruity, with a touch of spice.
The arrival of the Cistercian monks at the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is essential to understand the implantation of the vines in this region of Catalonia from the 12th century onwards; as is the arrival of the Order of the Templars. Both of these communities passed on the culture and care of the vineyard to the farmers in the area.
Vinum Conca is located at the entrance to the monastery, a wine promotion point where wines, Cavas and other gastronomic products are sold.
Heritage and Modernism in the Land of the Trepat Variety
However, Poblet is not the only important site related to the DO Conca de Barberà wine. The Trepat Route takes you to visit and see the various “Wine Cathedrals” in the area, which arose thanks to the cooperative movement that developed there and which later spread to the rest of Catalonia. The Modernist “Wine Cathedrals” are symbols of the rebirth of wine production after the phylloxera plague.
In this area, there are also several themed museums dedicated to the vineyard and wine culture. In the village of l’Espluga de Francolí, for example, the Wine Museum awaits to welcome you with open doors.
And if you love a combination of hiking and good wine, remember that the DO Conca de Barberà is the heart of the Cistercian Route. This is a long-distance route, the GR-175, which connects the three Cistercian monasteries in the area: Santes Creus, Vallbona de les Monges and Poblet.