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Producer

Artesano

Cataluña, Spain

Owner:

Mike Shepard and Alex Craighead

Farming:

practicing organic

Production:

Grapes Grown:

Garnatxa Blanca and Negre, Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Parellada.

Artesano Vintners was created in 2016 to make quality, natural and organic small-batch artisanal wines in the Catalunya region, mostly in Conca de Barberà and surrounding areas. Founded by two Kiwis: Mike Shepherd and Alex Craighead (of Kindeli and Ojisan wineries in New Zealand) whom wanted to apply their experience making natural wines to the amazing “terroir” and grape varieties they had experienced in Catalunya. All of the wines are “minimum intervention”, the grapes are certified organic grapes, hand harvested, and then crushed and pressed / fermented using wild yeasts. No additives or sulphur is added and there is no filtering, the wines are just grapes. We have a new winery in Vila-Seca and our vineyards are located in Terra Alta, Conca de Barberà, Montsant and Alt Camp. We work with indigenous grape varieties such as Garnatxa Blanca and Negre, Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Parellada.
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