“El Mercat” Wine and Cava Festival will take place during Montblanc Medieval Week.
After much anticipation, this incredible opportunity to experience all that DO Conca de Barberà has to offer has finally arrived! In just a few days, you’ll have the chance to taste exceptional wine and chat with local winemakers about their craft.
Twelve DO Conca de Barberà wineries will be present at this year’s edition of “El Mercat.” They’re excited to share their wines with you, especially Trepat. This light and fruity wine is made from the eponymous grape variety native to our region. Whether it’s Trepat or another varietal, DO Conca de Barberà wines pair beautifully with our region’s traditional dishes. We’ll have two food booths at “El Mercat” so you can create a pairing that’s uniquely yours.
Because “El Mercat” takes place during Medieval Week, you’ll have the luxury of enjoying DO Conca de Barberà wines in a lively medieval ambiance. In between sips, you can check out a number of shows and exhibits that depict life in medieval Catalonia.
“El Mercat” will take place at Plaça de Santa Maria, adjacent to Plaça Major in the historic heart of Montblanc.
Simply put, this opportunity to taste and learn about our region’s food and wine is not to be missed!
Over these two weekends, “El Mercat” will be open until nine o’clock in the evening on Saturdays for you to enjoy wine and cava. Each tasting will cost 1-2€.
This is a unique opportunity to taste the latest wines as as well as the classics from the DO Conca de Barberà wineries.
The apostles and gargoyles carved into the façade of the Plaça de Santa Maria church will watch from above as, glass in hand, you savor the best wines from our region.
Wineries Participating in “El Mercat” 2019:
Agrícola de Barberà, Celler Pla de la Masó, Carles Andreu, Cellers Domenys, Gerida Viticultors, Mas de la Sabatera, Mas Foraster, Rendé Masdéu, Riudabella, Rosa Mª Torres, Succés Vinícola, and Vins de Pedra.
“El Mercat” will take place over two weekends:
- Saturday, April 27th: 11 am – 9 pm
- Sunday, April 28th: 11 am – 4 pm
- Saturday, May 4th: 11 am – 9 pm
- Sunday, May 5th: 11 am – 4 pm
How it works
Stop by the welcome booth to purchase a souvenir wine glass for 3€ (hands-free holder included). Then put that glass to work as you visit the booths of our 12 participating wineries. Tasting pours start at just 1€ each.
If you’re feeling hungry, stop by one of the food booths and create a pairing that’s uniquely yours.
Enter to win a bottle of wine
Participate on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@doconcadebarbera), and TWITTER (@doconcabarbera) by using the hashtag #MercatDOConca
Here at DO Conca de Barberà, we want to learn about our guests’ experience so we launched a social media campaign for you to show us the best of “El Mercat.” Snap a photo of the wine you’re enjoying, your friends, or even the festival ambiance.
Share your photos using the hashtag #MercatDOConca and follow us on Instagram or Twitter to be automatically entered to win a bottle of wine, courtesy of DO Conca de Barberà.
Montblanc, Wine, and the Middle Ages
The evolution of Conca de Barberà viticulture is closely tied to the history of our region. The earliest records date back to Roman times, and possibly even before then.
However, it was in the Middle Ages when viticulture began to play an important role here. This makes Montblanc Medieval Week the perfect time to showcase DO Conca de Barberà wine and cava.
As in previous years, Medieval Week is expected to draw large crowds. We’re delighted that so many of these attendees will also have the opportunity to taste and learn about our wine at “El Mercat.”
While at the Festival, make sure to save room in your glass for Trepat. This wine made from the eponymous grape variety native to Conca de Barberà is light, fruity, and smooth.
“El Mercat” Wine and Cava Festival will take place over the weekends of April 27-28 and May 4-5. As this event coincides with Montblanc Medieval Week, visitors can also enjoy the Medieval Market, shows that depict life in medieval Catalonia, and exhibits honoring Saint George, Catalonia’s patron saint. Join us! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (CATALAN): https://www.setmanamedieval.cat/programa.php
|1||Celler Carles Andreu|
|3||Agrícola de Barberà|
|5||Vins de Pedra|
|6||Celler Mas Foraster|
|7||Celler Pla de la Masó|
|9||Rosa Mª Torres|
|12||Mas de la Sabatera|