Clos i Terrasses

While studying law in Paris in 1988, a 20-something Daphne Glorian first discovered fine wine while working as the office manager for local Master of Wine Kit Stevens. What Daphne saw as simply a job to make ends meet would soon become a vocation she would dedicate her life to...

Not long after she took the job, Daphne was introduced by Kit to Priorat winemaking legends René Barbier and Álvaro Palacios, who described the region with such passion hat she decided she needed to go and see it for herself…

Experiencing Priorat in the flesh and seeing its potential first-hand, she took a big, life-changing leap of faith. Convinced by her friend Alvar and René, she spent her life savings on some old Grenache vines planted on 17 hillside plots just outside the village of Grallatops, pooling her resources with them to start making a new style of wine in the region. 

In a region now filled with big names, Daphne Glorian has become a quiet mentor to the younger generations of Priorat winemakers, promoting the good name of the region with her exceptional and highly sought-after wines under her Clos i Terrasses label.

In her early vintages, Daphne relied on her friends René and Álvaro for advice, but guided by her instincts and her training in Burgundy, her wines have evolved to become some of the most sought-after references for the Priorat  region – and along the way, some of the most desired wines in the world.

Despite having received multiple 100 point scores from top critics, Daphne has kept Clos i Terrasses modest in size and has not dramatically increased her production of her most famous wine Clos Erasmus, preferring to create a second, equally expressive wine, Laurel.