Tarragona has always been associated with wine, and the grape harvest has given rise to all kinds of festivities over the centuries. In the city, once the wine was fermented, the townsfolk flocked to the wineries to taste the young wine and raise a toast to life. Sitting on wooden benches, groups of friends, fishermen, castellers (human tower builders) and day labourers requested an embut (funnel), preferably full of wine. This funnel, unlike the ones we use today at home, had an angular shape. The funnel was passed from customer to customer, from friend to friend, while each person covered the bottom of the tube with a finger. The idea was not to be the last one to finish, because whoever ran out of wine had to pay for that round!

Santa Teca is organising the fifth edition of the Embutada, Tarragona’s Young Wine Festival

The festival aims to uphold the memory and winemaking traditions of the funnel system, which was not only used in Tarragona and the towns of the county of Tarragonès, but also in such iconic winemaking regions as Priorat.

The epicentre of L’Embutada is Plaça del Rei in Tarragona, in the Part Alta (historic quarter), where fishermen and castellers used to celebrate the arrival of the grape harvest. Here you will find the tasting zone with the following establishments: El Cortijo, El Tamboret, El Llagut, Ca la Carola and the La Clotxa Association, which will be offering a range of regional gourmet products, alongside the following wineries, which will be showcasing their first wines of the year and serving them directly from barrels, demijohns, or bottles:

Celler Bàrbara Forés, Celler Frisach, Celler Josep Foraster, Tanca els ulls, Celler Sanromà, Mas del Botó, Carlania, Celler 9+, Celler Comalats, Celler Nini, Un sol cel, Finca la Despeinada, Celler Tuets, Enovitis, Cosmic Vinyaters/Vins Pagesos, Celler Suñer, El Solà d’Ares, La Rural, Celler de l’Apotecari and Celler Pedrola.

Come and taste these new wines while enjoying regional gourmet products and cultural attractions!