L'Olivera - Vallbona de les Monges

Wine and oil producers focused on organic agriculture in a social integration cooperative.

About the winery
Wines and Oils from our land, from our people At L'Olivera we grow grapes and olives and make wines and oils meant to express the place they come from: an origin, a land and a people who interpret it by making these products. We are a social integration cooperative whose members are people with difficulties who participate actively in the entire process. And we are convinced that work is a vital and emotional experience. We began this adventure in 1974 in Vallbona de les Monges, in rural Catalonia. The result of this labour is a range of different wines and oils that we invite you to savour and enjoy.

Learn more about L'Olivera - Vallbona de les Monges and their facilities at:

http://www.olivera.org

Location

Catalonia

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 18:00Tuesday: 09:30 - 18:00Wednesday: 09:30 - 18:00Thursday: 09:30 - 18:00Friday: 09:30 - 18:00Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 18:00Tuesday: 09:30 - 18:00Wednesday: 09:30 - 18:00Thursday: 09:30 - 18:00Friday: 09:30 - 18:00Saturday: 09:30 - 18:00Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00
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Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
Yes - see more
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
Catalan, English, French, Spanish
Children friendly
No
Region
Catalonia
Country
Spain
Organic
No
Wines produced
Young white wines / Oak aged and fermented white wines / Sparkling wines / Red wines aged inside the bottle
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Malvasia, Parellada, XarelloCabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Garnacha, Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah, Touriga Nacional
History & Geography
Vallbona de les Monges: Mediterranean identity The history of Vallbona is defined by the presence of the oldest Cistercian convent in Catalonia. The Cistercian order was founded in Burgundy and is dedicated to combining spiritual activity according to the Rule of St Benedict with agricultural development and regional planning. Vallbona is a land of ridges and small valleys that reflect the erosive power of water, which left its mark and shaped the landscape. It is a place of deep soil, with hillsides supported by dry-rock retaining walls. These structures, along with numerous cabins, speak of the area’s more populous, productive past. The retaining walls are a key factor in keeping the soil fertile and using water efficiently; and the knowledge and hard work built up over generations permit us to enjoy an impressive landscape that is now seriously endangered. The area has an inland Mediterranean continental climate, with nights cooled by the sea breeze, and with minimal rainfall.
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