History & Geography
The Masia shows characteristic traits of the local 16th century late Gothic style, although it has had few modifications, the latest and most recent of them is the extension of the left-wing where the house is currently located. Nevertheless, many typical elements have been preserved: for instance, the Can Calopa fountain which traditionally provided water for all those living at the Masia. Traditionally, farmers grew vines in the area, but due to the phylloxera and other fungal diseases affecting the plants during the second half of the 19th century, crops were abandoned. In 2001, Barcelona City Council decided to take up again the traditional practice of viticulture at Masia Can Calopa de Dalt; the thinking behind the initiative was to make institutional wines with a Mediterranean identity illustrative of the city’s character. This is why 5 different traditional varieties of black grapes representing those more common in the whole Mediterranean basin were planted.