Address: C/ Comte de Rius, 2, 43360 Cornudella de Montsant (Tarragona)
Telephone: 977 82 13 29
In much the same way that you cannot judge a book by its cover, or an individual at first glance, you equally cannot judge a winery by its aesthetics. Celler Cooperatiu Cornudella is an old, dust covered winery that could easily stage a medieval horror film. Built in 1919, by the acclaimed Catalan architect, Cesar Martinell i Brunet, the structure gives off an air of grandeur, with it’s vaulted arched hallways, and hidden secret passageways. But time has eaten away at its spirit, leaving a wasted building much in the need of a little tender loving care.
But like the famed Lopez de Heredia winery, covered in a thick layer of history, Celler Cooperatiu Cornudella has retained its ability to handcraft some incredible wines. More specifically, we’re referring to their fortified wines, as well as their Mistella.
These types of wines are generally overlooked, and assumed inferior to a quality red, white or rosado wine. But to dismiss these wines only diminishes and limits our understanding of the breadth and diversity of Montsant wines. This winery produces fortified and dessert wines of character, unique onto themselves and worthy of exploration.
Tourism: Like many wineries in the region, they will happily give you a tour and tasting if you contact them beforehand.
Wines Produced: Castell de Siurana Seleccio de Costers, Les Troies, El Codolar-Blanc, El Codolar-Tinto, El Codolar-Rosat, Mistella, Ranci, Sweet Garnatxa