Our History

In 2015 Michel Grupper starts in Priorat the global wine project to which he gives the name Clos Pachem, an acronym of the names of his children: PAul, CHarles and EMma. A winery focused on its people, the history of Priorat and a philosophy of sustainable farming, which allows the creation of subtile and elegant wines that create experiences and accompany unique moments.

The vision of this project is to make the Priorat and its wonders known, supporting the wine tourism activity, and to sublimate it, integrating in its landscape a winery with a sustainable and respectful architecture of this territory. Our winery serves the Priorat, not the opposite.

Built with natural, simple and durable materials, the building is perfectly integrated into the historic center of Gratallops, inviting visitors to get to know the winery through an interior passage, designed as a public space and welcome area.

The winery is accessible, welcoming and open to all those who want to discover or rediscover the Priorat and its many facets.

In short, Clos Pachem is a global project that aims to create thrilling experiences and to produce wines that accompany unique moments so that you will fall in love with the Priorat just like Michel Grupper does.

Team

The immense motivation and common values behind the team in Clos Pachem creates a multi-disciplinary and versatile environment while ensuring the welfare of the people and our natural resources.

Michel Grupper

Founder

Audrey García

Sales & Events

Josep Riba Comaposada

Head of Enology & Viticulture

Pau Peyri Pellicer

Viticulture & Wine Maker

Michael Grupper

Founder

Founder and active manager of Clos Pachem.

Born in France to a Swiss mother and French father.
His father, passionate about wine, guided and shared his passion with him.

Although Michel trained as a surgeon (he is currently leading a medical foundation to help children in third world countries). For over 20 years he has participated in different wine fair associations, and as a founding member of an“urban cellar” (Les Vignerons Parisiens) combining work and passion.

10 years ago chance brought Michel to the Priorat. He was amazed by the scenery and by the people of this wine terrain.
Clos Pachem is the result of these experiences and a never ending passion.

Situated in the old quarters of Gratallops, it encompasses sustainability through its architecture, the scenery and its people.

Audrey García

Sales & Events

She helps managing different areas such as administration, marketing and wine tourism… taking care of the vineyard and helping out in the cellar when the opportunity occurs.

Born in Brest (France), Audrey is French with Andalusian origins. Daughter of military parents, her childhood has been marked by moves and stays, which has given her the pleasure of traveling.

As winemaker and agricultural engineer, she worked in several prestigious wine-growing regions: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

She discovered the Priorat by chance, to carry out six months of internships, and she fell in love. So, after getting the degree, she packed her bags to settle in Poboleda. After some months working in vineyards and cellars in different wineries, she has arrived at Clos Pachem to be part of a new project.

Passionate about viticulture and winemaking, she spends her free time taking care of one hectare of vines for herself.

Josep Riba Comaposada

Head of Enology & Viticulture

Pep manages our vineyards and produces our wine.

He originates from Santa Coloma de Queralt, with a dilated experience in civil engineering, his life completely changed during a trip to Australia where he was introduced to viticulture, an experience which inspired him and changed his life ambitions.

On his return home, he decides to study wine making in the Rovira i Virgili university of Tarragona.

During the past 7 years, he has had the opportunity of working in the Napa Valley (California), the Penedés, Gredos and currently in the Priorat.

Pau Peyri Pellicer

Viticulture & Wine Maker

Originally from Porrera, descendant of local viticulturists and with over 16 years experience in the wine sector.

After 7 years working in local cellars, Pau decided to move forward by starting an Enology degree in in the Rovira i Virgili university of Tarragona.

After completing his degree, he went to Oporto, in Portugal, where he experienced a totally new wine world, completely different to that of the Priorat.

After his experience in Portugal, he decided to return to Catalonia, stopping first in the Penedes and then returning to his home in the Priorat.

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