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After four generations dedicated to winemaking, El Molí continues to work with new varieties and systems adapted to the viticulture of today. The winery is now moving into organic production, providing an excellent grape and producing the COLLBAIX line of wines.
On the two properties at Pla de Bages, “El Molí” and “Plans de la Casa Nova” there are organically cultivated vines and olive trees producing premium wine and olive oils. El Moli maintains a balance between tradition and modernity and has sought to be part of the environment, intending to stay true to its commitment to quality and ecological production. The objective then is to make today's technological and environmental innovation a tradition. There are 30,000 plants of Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Macabeo and the local variety,Picapoll, and there are 8,000 Arbequina olive trees, all spread over 18 hectares. Tours will take visitors to see the vineyards and the cellar, and enjoy a tasting (white, rosé and red wines) and if they wish, they have the opportunity to take some of those home with them.
Special guided visits can be organised. Call beforehand to arrange a day and time to visit.
Guided tours for individuals and groups
Tel:93 102 19 65/ www.cellerelmoli.com
The Canonge restaurant is located in the center of Manresa, near the commercial shopping area. Their Mediterranean cuisine uses local fresh products and the delicious desserts are made on the premises and, along with other local produce, can be bought at the shop. There are daily, weekend and à la carte menus.
The restaurant started as a Fundació Ampans project to create employment for people with intellectual disabilities and the staff has been trained in catering services and cooking, working with professionalism and enthusiasm.
Many dishes on the menu are sponsored by leading figures in Catalan cuisine, including Nandu Jubany, Dolores Gomez and the Fundació Alícia. There are special areas for groups or for events and it is also ideal for meetings and private get-togethers. Wines are from the Urpina vineyard where there is a home for people with intellectual disabilities.
Tel: 93 872 56 58 / www.canonge.cat