Modernism and tradition in a single space

The more than 100 years of history have left a legendary vineyard in their wake. Within the boundaries of the Raimat estate you can discover the secrets its castle hides, listen to the echo of modernism in the winery or simply stroll among the vines and enjoy the peace that nature offers.

A living piece of our history is waiting in every corner.

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The estate.

The current landscape of the Raimat estate has little in common with its origins when Manuel Raventós started his dream after acquiring 3,200 hectares of barren land in Lleida. At that time, the estate was just a desolate desert which it was hard to imagine capable of ever bearing fruit.

The estate

“The secret is to work alongside nature and not against it; let life in the vineyards take its course and intervene only when necessary. In this way, the earth is enriched and nature responds in the form of wine.”

The Castle.

In the middle of the desert bought by the Raventós family, a castle stood tall on the top of a hill.

A coat of arms engraved on the stone at the castle gate explains the origin of the name Raimat. It shows a bunch of grapes and a hand, the Catalan words for which are “raïm” and “mà”, illustrating the origin of the word Raimat.

The Castle

The origin of the fortress dates back to the Middle Ages when strongholds like Raimat played a key role in border clashes between the Christian Catalan counties and the Muslim invaders.

The castle is currently the property of the estate.

The winery.

The Raimat winery is the result of two unique architectonic projects.

In 1918, Joan Rubió i Bellver, a disciple of the famous Gaudí, built what would be the first reinforced concrete building in Spain, and in 1988, Domingo Triay would be responsible for building the new Raimat winery which is in use today.

The winery

The first construction was nicknamed “the cathedral of wine”, because of the harmony created under its arches.

The new winery is integrated in the landscape, and its construction required moving tonnes of earth from one of the hills in order to build the ageing halls inside it. Planted in the earth covering these facilities is a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard.

One of the most peculiar rooms in the old and new winery is the Wine Library, where a treasure is kept that is made up of thousands of bottles of wines from all provenances with which the Raimat wines are compared and improved, and the Raimat Cemetery, the place where bottles of each vintage since the middle of the 1970s are laid to rest, as a tribute to the life cycle of the wines.

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