Alella Vinícola is a family-owned winery founded in 1906 in the heart of the D.O. Alella, just 15 kilometres from Barcelona. The stunning modernist winery was designed by Jeroni Martorell, a disciple of Antoni Gaudí.
The Alella Vinicola vineyards are settled on the slopes of the coastal Cordillera, all facing the sea.
For over a hundred years the family has produced wines with the distinct style of the D.O. with indigenous grapes Pansa Blanca and Grenache Blanc. Recovering old vines that had been all but totally forgotten, they create sweet yet generous wines while innovating and reinventing the area.
Marfil has been the winery’s flagship wine since the 1920s. Throughout the 20th century it has been one of Barcelona’s most iconic white wines, exported worldwide.
No herbicides, pesticides or inorganic fertilizers are ever used in their grapegrowing practices. Only products authorized for organic viticulture.
For 20 years, all the grapes that enter the Alella winery have been free of synthetic products. They let the plants and herbs grow to retain the sand with the roots and prevent them from rotting. In addition, with the life cycle of herbs they help give structure and nutrients to the soil.
Both in the winery and in the vineyard, Alella is committed to minimizing the harmful environmental effects generated by any company that produces food products.
Using sustainable and organic agriculture, they work to close the carbon and nitrogen cycle by properly returning the by-products generated in the winery to the vineyard.
They minimize the use of non-renewable energy and water with solid practices in the winery and in the vineyard and by using fully recyclable supplies.