A great visit in my opinion, is when you get the feeling that you are at home, and this was exactly what I felt when we went to HMR -Heretat Mont-Rubí, during our trip to Penedès this time. It is a rare feeling I must say. This winery is up on about 600 meters above sealevle, in the mountain behind Guardiola de Font Rubí (If you know your way around Penes) ;-) and up there the view is just amazing. I can imagine that it is a bit cooler in the summer too, which is nice for both grapes and people.
We had a look at the grapes that had just been hanged in the shed next to the winery. These are to hang here until January, when they will be pressed and the very concentrated must will become "Advent", which is HMR's superb dessert wine. It had taken 2 weeks to hang all the grape bunches individually!
We also had a look when the winemaker, Josep, stirred in the tank where grapes were macerating. A short film of this can be seen on my Instagram account @thecavalady. The tour continued and we ended with a tasting of there fantastic and very special wines. HMR are very focus on Garnaxa and Sumóll, the latter being a local grape. This makes their portfolio very special indeed. They also makes whites, and then based on Xarel.lo, that you all know well from traditional cava making. HMR does not make cava though, but keep to their wines.
E also liked the visit, but luckily the Ipad was brought along, so there was something more fun to do when the grownups could not stop talking when we were on our way to leave. ;-) And luckily the dog, Blanca, was a good friend to play with too.
Here below are some more pictures.