Green tourism & red wine in Catalan castles

Biosphere
Catalonia (Sant Mateu de Bages)

Some say the word ‘Bages’ comes from Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. This probably isn’t true, but wine has been made in Catalonia’s region of Sant Mateu de Bages since Roman times. In the heart of Catalonia – the forests of Bages – massive cylindrical dry stone tubs were found after being buried for centuries. Amazingly, they weren’t built to protect people, but to protect wine, so it can be fermented next to the vineyard itself.

Watch ► This is why Bages Terra de Vins and Cal Carter Restaurant have achieved a Biosphere certification for sustainable, responsible tourism.

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Submitted by

Lisa Goldapple, Editor, Atlas of the Future (17 February 2020)

Project leader

Tourism of Diputació de Barcelona

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