Les Vinyes del Convent
The Gil family began its wine business in Horta de Sant Joan during the first half of the 19th century and since then it has grown and developed its business constantly. In 1842 Ramon Gil bought some rustic plots of land which he turned into vineyards, and built the first cellar. His son Antonio Gil continued a new winery to make the typical spirits of the area.
Les Vinyes del Convent is located in the "highlands" of southern Catalonia, on the river Ebro, many of which are located around Horta de Sant Joan, home of the Knights Templar. It is a mountainous and dramatically wild landscape where only vineyards, almonds, olives and cherries manage to survive the harsh and arid climate.
Currently, the company has launched a winery in Horta de Sant Joan, under the DO Terra Alta and brands Costums, Mas de Sotorres and the vines of the greenway.