The winery

AV Bodeguers are a family winery with ecological certification. We propose modern wines with memories of the land where they are born: the slate, the tramontana and the Mediterranean Sea.

The winery is located in the village of Vilamaniscle, less than 10 km from Llançà and overlooking the Gulf of Roses. We currently produce four wine lines:

  • Elitia, carignan of centennial vineyards.
  • Nereus, aged wines.
  • Suneus, young and middle aged wines.
  • And soon, we will present a new sweet wine.

We have an approximate extension of 10 hectares of vineyards, spread over 10 properties, where we grow the varieties of Black Grenache, Syrah, Merlot and Carignan. We differentiate ourselves by working in an artisan way and having a low production, of less than 2,000-2,500kg / ha, in favor of a higher quality. Annually we produce around 30,000 bottles a year and distribute them among Catalonia and international territory, under the designations of origin Empordà, in the case of red and pink wines, and designation of origin Catalunya, in the case of white wines.

Segells denominació d'origen Catalunya i Empordà

History

In 2002, the Alcácer-Vilarmau family decided to develop the construction project for a wine cellar in the DO Empordà: AV Bodeguers was born.

The beginnings led us to replant the 5 ha initially acquired from owners in the area, due to the low production and quality of the grapes they generated. And it was decided to replant with the best clones of the Merlot, Syrah and black Grenache varieties. Varieties well adapted to the area were carefully chosen, as well as poor productive clones. In 2008, AV Bodeguers already had 10,000 strains that produced 12,000 Kg, placing production at less than 2,400 Kg / ha.

Likewise, the trellis was installed throughout the different properties, which makes it possible to maximize the quality of the grapes, given their greater heat stroke and a healthier development of the plant. Pruning in green is also carried out to regulate the strain load. The harvest is done manually using 20 kg boxes, carefully collecting each row, to control the temperature of the grapes once harvested and prevent fermentation from starting outside the cellar.

The first production arrived in 2007 and the 3,000 bottles of our first wine were sold in advance. Next year, for the 2008 harvest, 8,000 bottles were produced.

Since 2014 we have incorporated new hectares of Black Grenache, Syrah and Carignan that allow us to manage the current 10 hectares. Our production capacity has been increasing thanks to the success of our wines and, today, is around 30,000 bottles per year.

Among the new projects for the future of the winery, there are the launching of the new Premium wine called Elitia, made with Carignan from centennial vineyards, which standed out in 2015. As well as the next launch, for the year 2020-2021, of a new line of sweet wine, also from centenary vineyards.