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Castillo Perelada

Wine has been made at the Castillo Perelada since the Middle Ages, as shown in several documents and parchments from the period to be found in the library.


Wine has been made at the Castillo Perelada since the Middle Ages, as shown in several documents and parchments from the period to be found in the library. When Miguel Mateu bought this ensemble of monuments in 1923, one of his primary objectives was to revitalize the wine producing tradition, a tradition that is more alive than ever these days and which has incorporated the most modern technology to create wines that make full use of the nuances of the soils and vines of the Empordà. It was in Peralada that Don Miguel discovered and fell in love with the world of wine. Discovering the old wine cellar underneath the cloisters, where wine had been made since the fourteenth century, he decided to start to make wine. In time, his son-in-law Arturo Suqué gradually took over a business that is today lead by his grandson Javier Suqué Mateu. He died in 1972 but his legacy remains alive in the patrimony left behind in Peralada and the memories of all of those who knew him.

A great lover of art and culture, Don Miguel decorated the castle with his collections of sculptures (mainly medieval and renaissance), altarpieces, tapestries, furniture, paintings, coins, glassware, ceramics etc, all of them pieces of incalculable value. He also enlarged the convent library which currently contains around 80,000 volumes, including illuminated manuscripts, gothic manuscripts, over 200 incunabula, chronicles and other bibliographical treasures. The monastery also houses a Wine Museum which has certain elements of the original wine cellar on show as well as an historical collection of 750 pieces which shows the development of wine-making through the ages. In the main room of the wine museum, with its collection of seventeenth century barrels, wine-tastings and conferences are regularly held.

The great project for the future of Castillo Perelada is the construction of a new, modern bodega. A building and landscape of a sculptural nature that become a new symbol for the wines and cavas of Castillo Perelada. A 21st century bodega at the foot of a medieval castle.

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