Castell del Remei dates its origins back to 1780, the first year for which
there is documentary evidence of vines planted in the estate.
was initially sold bulk and the estate began to sell bottled, barrel-aged
wine in the second half of the 19th century.
With the help of an oenologist,
four grape grower families from Bordeaux began making wines and ageing
them in American oak barrels, following French
Castell del Remei was the first Catalan winery to put aged wine on the
market under its own brand and the first in Spain to work with the French
grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon Blanc.
The Castell del
Remei wines soon earned widespread recognition, receiving numerous awards
at international exhibitions.
In 1921, major renovation work was carried
out in the winery and an annex was built to make white wines.
vineyards were replanted on the wake of the phylloxera pest, the estate
achieved a plantation of over 400 ha of local and
By then, Castell del Remei had become the largest quality wine producer
in Catalonia and its wines continued to receive awards, including the
Gold Medal at the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1929.
At this time,
Castell del Remei made a firm commitment to exports and set up a major
sales network across the world.
Personal commitment led the winery to
make major investments in the 1980s to renew the vineyards, purchase
essential winemaking equipment and consolidate a team
of professionals who would guarantee that the quality was maintained throughout every
stage of the process.
This new drive positioned Castell del Remei as
a national benchmark with a significant international presence.