Mas Gelamà, Vilajuïga
Gelamà Winery, founded in 1892, is the oldest running wineries in the Empordà DO region.The descendants of the family have recovered the family tradition by making new wines. Without losing the essence of the winery, it focuses on products that make a difference.
Nowadays, the Gelamà Winery is producing organic wine fermented in amphoras with the native grape varieties grown in unique climate of Empordà.
Due to the demand, they specialised in sparkling wine, travelling to the Champagne, in France, to discover in first-hand the secrets of this product. They started promoting their “Xampany” in 1926. In 2010’s the descendants of the family came with new challenges: they recovered the traditional method of wine production also using mud amphorae for the fermentation and incorporated the ecological farming. In 2015 they commemorated the 75th anniversary of its last sparkling bottle.
The Masia of the Falgàs family has Inscriptions that have been found on the walls dating back to 1805. It has been declared as the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia by the General Direction of Cultural Heritage of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
Though the Masia dates back to the 1800’s, it is extremely well maintained and will be converted to a Hotel soon. In the Cellarthe new owner’s have invested a considerable amount in modernizing the Winery to current levels of manufacturing requirements. Gelama is the only Cellar in the region withunderground caves which gives it natural temperature control for storage of wines which is a substantial saving in cost and helping to contribute to save the planet from Global warming.