The southernmost wine growing region in Catalonia is located between the Ebro River and the Matarranya lands in Aragon. This is an ancient border zone where the Templars were already growing wines from as early as the 13th century.
The Garvinada and Cerç winds blow over these limestone mountains where holm oak, pine plantations, almond trees, vines and olive groves lie side by side. This essentially Mediterranean region is often compared to Italy’s Tuscany.
Temporarily recognised as an appellation of origin since 1972, Terra Alta is one of seven Catalan historic appellations of origin. Its geographical location endows its protected lands with scenic beauty, and UNESCO has recognised Terres de l'Ebre as a biosphere reserve. This is a special area for producing healthy, fully-developed grapes with character, while environmentally-friendly wine growing practices are followed.