Our winery is located in the Village of Gratallops, right in the heart of the DOQ Priorat, harmonising our objective in Clos Pachem, namely to produce great wines in a rigorous environmentally friendly fashion.
While we choose to cultivate the land following a biodynamic and organic approach, in the cellar the sustainable architecture has been fundamental, hence the project has been entrusted to Harquitectes, the prestigious architectural studio from Barcelona. Land and cellar portray two sides of the same coin, a true reflection of our essence and our approach.
Built with natural, elementary and durable materials, the building blends perfectly in the historic centre of Gratallops. An interior passageway, conceived both as a public space and a welcome area, encourages passers-by to enter and explore the cellar.
In the central area of the project lies a grand vault for fermenting wine. Its thick walls and air chambers keep the building 100% naturally refrigerated and provide complete hydrothermal stability.
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.
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.
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.
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.