Cellers Scala Dei | Priorat

Scala Dei Vineyards in Priorat, Spain

Cellers Scala Dei is the oldest winery in Priorat and its origins lie in the lands surrounding the Scala Dei Monastery, where Carthusian monks made wine as far back as 1263. Today, the same spirit of traditional craftsmanship - adapted to new techniques - is retained.

Located at the foot of the Montsant mountain range , a protected natural park, Scala Dei is a fantastic location for growing the Grenache grape and where this variety can achieve its maximum potential. There are approximately 70 hectares of vineyards located across 41 different areas in the lands of Scala Dei that have been maintained for centuries. All the vineyards are cultivated in an organic and ancestral way, without herbicides or pesticides. There is no use of insecticides to control pests and all the treatments used are natural and ecological. Sheep manure is used as fertiliser and the aim is to reuse, as much as possible, all the byproducts of the winemaking process, the vineyard and the pruning as compost for the soil.

Scala Dei's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint has led it to change the bottle used for the wines that are produced in the greatest quantities to lighter bottles, thus reducing the CO emissions generated through their transport.