Carthusian Monastery of Escala Dei
Priorat Legends & wine
The Priorat has the only Qualified Denomination of Origin DOQ in Catalunya.
Visit the beautiful Carthusian Monastery of Escala Dei (God´s ladder) and iconic arch, where French monks made wine for over seven centuries. Visit two very different wine cellars and taste wines from 80 year old vines. Catalan lunch in a local establishment is included.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Long duration - 10 hours
Group Size Medium Group
Visit the Monastery as well as two very distinctive but very different wine cellars.
The Qualified Denomination of Origin Priorat wine region, has been an international hidden jewel until a decade ago when one of the best world wines was to be found here, next to the over towering Montsant mountain range Natural Park.
This exquisite local wine has taken two hundred years to be perfected, from its beginnings when monks of the area, began cultivating vineyards in the 1300´s.
Winding roads will take you to this remarkable Qualified Denomination of Origin and to what is left of the Carthusian Monastery of Escala Dei (God´s ladder).
The 1st wine cellar is old and charming and has been making wine for hundreds of years. It is now going back to the methods used in its origins and is located at Escala Dei town. The monks who lived here revolutionized the region, when they ventured and bottled the first Priorat wine before many others did, hundreds of years ago. They took care of their vineyards in such a way that produced the best quality wine of the region.
You will visit a 2nd wine cellar which is a leading example of innovation and care for the land. Their renowned wines are exported all over the world and whilst their sister and larger wine cellars are located in the Penedès region, this Priorat wine cellar is a splendid example of small scale wine making. It boasts an environmentally friendly state-of-the-art cellar which only keep their very best grapes for their wine, with vineyards as old as 80 years’ old.
A full three course Catalan lunch including wine at a local establishment, like all our restaurants, is run by generations of the same family.
- Private pick up from your hotel – transfers are only for you and not shared with other guests
- 2 hours’ transfer to the O.Q. Priorat wine region
- 1st visit: centenary wine cellar – 2 red wines
- 2nd visit: contemporary wine cellar – 2 red wines
- Full Catalan lunch at local establishment
- The opportunity to purchase singular wines onsite
- English speaking escort throughout the day
- Private drop off back to your hotel
Private pick up from your hotel
2 hours transfer to the DOQ Priorat wine region
Taste 2 red wines
Taste 2 red wines (incl. 80yr old vineyard)
3 course lunch
Full 3 course Catalan lunch at a local establishment
Private drop off back to your hotel
Iconic arch of the Carthusian Monastery of Escala Dei (God´s ladder)
412€ per person based on 2 people
285€ per person based on 4 people
238€ per person based on 6 people
Note: We can customize the tour to suit your needs
Bring comfortable flat shoes, tennis, loafers, sandals or flip flops; best to avoid heels.
Some walking by vineyards may involve stepping on soil and mud and although no need for closed toe shoes, please note that fabric shoes may get stained.
Bring sunglasses, a hat or cap may be suitable and comfortable clothing.
Bear in mind that you will be provided with bottles of water, so no need to bring extra weight on you.
As this is a whole day away, we recommend our guests to have a hearty breakfast before pick up.