History

History

HistòriaThe origin of the Appellation of Origin Tarragona is not known with precision. Historical remains point out that the vineyard was cultivated in Cataluña when the Greek colonies were settling north of the catalan coast. Nevertheless the Roman Empire was the true driving force of the wines of this region. The Appellation of Origin Tarragona coincides with the development established by the Roman Empire. The Tarraconensis territories excelled in their wines which were considered the most favoured of the empire. 

In spite of everything, the Roman Empire was the true promoter of the Tarragona wines, both for their marketing and by the fact that they were the initiators of the Appellation of Origin Tarragona. This Appellation indicated the area were the wine was produced, which was appreciated in all the empire as seen in the written works of Latin authors of the 1st century like Silius Italicus, Martial and Pliny the Younger.  Despite plagues like the philloxera, the recovery period has reached to the present day. 

The quality of some of Tarragona’s wine areas started to stand out in the 12th century. The viticulteurs from Tarragona have always faced all the difficulties that have arisen, this has allowed us to enjoy an exquisite wine, known internationally and respected for its great quality which is, undoubtedly, one of its most outstanding characteristics.