Clos Figueras

Boutique winery and restaurant in the heart of Priorat

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Christopher Cannan, world-renown winemaker, set up Clos Figueres in 1997 - Clos Figueras 1
Clos Figueres vineyards in Priorat - Clos Figueras 2
Clos Figueres vineyards in Priorat - Clos Figueras 3
Christopher Cannan and his daughter Anne Josephine - Clos Figueras 4
Clos Figueres cellar - Clos Figueras 5
Winerist pairing the wines of Clos Figueres with some local delicacies in their restaurant - Clos Figueras 6
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Highlights

  • Family boutique winery
  • In the heart of Gratallops
  • Guided winery tours
  • Restaurant on site
  • Olive oil

Nearby

  • Gratallops
  • Scala Dei monastery
  • Barcelona (1.5 hrs away)

Description

Clos Figueras & Les Figueres Restaurant are a new concept of wine tourism in the very heart of Priorat wine country - Gratallops. Owned by Christopher Cannan and headed up by his daughter, Anne Joséphine Cannan, this new Wine & Food complex is...

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Clos Figueras & Les Figueres Restaurant are a new concept of wine tourism in the very heart of Priorat wine country - Gratallops. Owned by Christopher Cannan and headed up by his daughter, Anne Joséphine Cannan, this new Wine & Food complex is destined to become the hub of Priorat wine tourism.

It was one day July 1997 that a world-renowned winemaker showed Christopher Cannan and his wife Charlotte an abandoned vineyard just north of Gratallops called 'Figueres'. The same day the entire Cannan family jumped into their car and followed this winemaker to Barcelona. It was on a pavement café beneath Gaudi’s “La Pedrera” building on the Paseo de Gracia that we met a charming widow and school teacher, owner of the vineyard. Negotiations were rapid and easy, land values being very reasonable at the time. By October 1997 the purchase was completed and the hard work commenced. The estate which we called Clos Figueras : 'Clos'  because it consisted of 10 hectares all in one piece and the prefix to most of the new wines on the Priorat scene and 'Figueras' in honor of the two magnificent fig trees on the property.

Initially the terrain had to be prepared for planting. Having been abandoned for 8 years there was much work to do on the terraces. A grove of centuries old olive trees and a few rows of mostly 20 years old Carignan vines were recuperated but most of the remaining hectares had to be replanted.

Christopher travelled to the Southern Rhône valley to visit a specialized nursery and select the vines to be planted after grafting onto American root stock. He privileged the local  Grenache Noir, also the Syrah, Mourvedre, a few Cabernet Sauvignon vines and a little Viognier to complement the Syrah as in Côte Rôtie.

The winery also offers accommodation to any visiting wine lover making it the perfect base for discovering Priorat.

Winerist Tip: Don't miss a hearty lunch at their Les Figueres restaurant specialising in Catalan tapas and ecologically local farmed products. We tried local bread with their own olive oil, charcuterie, Catalan sausages and lamb, all paired with their beautiful wines. Read the full Winerist review here

Booking Contact

Visits: Guided winery tours by appointment during the week for groups. At weekends, we accept individuals and groups on a drop-in basis - no appointment needed between 12pm and 4pm Saturdays and Sundays .

Special Events: Why not host your next function at Les Figueres Restaurant & Wine Bar? Our beautiful gardens and restaurant complex are ideal for any special occasion.We are specialists in making your function a success. Whether your function is for a corporate event, cocktail party, birthday party or even a wedding reception, Priorat is the perfect location for your upcoming function. Our experienced, well presented staff, combined with our great location will ensure your function is a hand-down success. We tailor make each individual event to meet your needs. Please contact us for prices and suggestions: Tel. +34 977 830 217/627 471 732 or info@closfigueras.com.


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Grape varieties

White:

  • Viognier
  • White Grenache
  • Chenin Blanc

 

Red:

  • Grenache
  • Carignan
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Syrah