The winery

Who we are

Abadal was born with the illusion of nurturing and enhancing Bages’ enormous potential as a wine region. Abadal’s wines transmit the spirit and personality of Bages. The winery has been rooted in the tradition of wine production for over nine centuries, and its innovative spirit keeps it very much alive. Abadal wines are expressive and authentic, and evoke sensations that emerge from the wooded landscape that surrounds the winery.

Vineyards

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Sustainability

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I was born surrounded by vineyards. It was 1983 when I decided to found Abadal; a winery whose wines express the uniqueness and identity of this land in the purest way. This land is El Bages, a wine-growing region since time immemorial. What better place could there be to set up Abadal than on the land surrounding the Roqueta farmhouse where I grew up, and where my family has been making wine for over nine centuries. Abadal pays tribute to my family’s roots and winemaking tradition in this territory”.

Valentí Roqueta, founder of Abadal

Valentí Roqueta, Fundador d’Abadal

Origins

Origins

  • First documents showing the origins of the Roqueta family as vine growers. The Roqueta Farmhouse (known as Mas Roqueta), has been documented since 1199 in Santa Maria d'Horta d'Avinyó, and has continuously cultivated its vineyards over the years.
  • Valentí Roqueta founded Abadal.
  • The Appellation of Origin Pla de Bages was established and chaired by Valentí Roqueta from 1995 to 2015.
  • Abadal Picapoll was released on the market for the first time.
  • Abadal obtained the Catalan Agriculture Shield awarded by the Generalitat of Catalonia, in recognition of their actions to promote the wine sector and to honour the attainment of Pla de Bages Appellation of Origin for wines from the Bages region.
  • The project to restore vineyard huts was completed; in 2017, the project won a prize in a competition organized by the D.O. Pla de Bages.
  • Abadal 3.9 was launched on the market for the first time.
  • Abadal Nuat appeared on the market for the first time.
  • The Catalan Sommelier Association (ACS) awarded Abadal “ Best Winery” of the year.
  • Abadal celebrated its 25th anniversary with Ferrán Adrià and the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya. To commemorate the year, a limited edition wine -Abadal 25 Aniversari- featuring a label illustrated by the artist Joaquim Falcó. From left to right, Chef Josep Roca and Valentí Roqueta, at the celebration of Abadal’s 25th Anniversary.
  • Abadal launched a line of research into the use of dry stone huts in a project called “Vi de Tina Mas Arboset”. It is part of an ongoing investigative venture called Paisatges 1883. A dry stone hut (La Tina) at Mas Arboset in operation.
  • Abadal was included in Drinks International’s ranking of ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’.
  • Abadal becomes the first European winery to receive the “Wine Tourism Quality Certificate” authorised by TÜV Rheinland. Presentation of the Wine Tourism Quality Certificate.
  • Valentí Roqueta was presented with an award for his outstanding career as a professional Enologist by the Catalan oenologists association (Associació Catalana d'Enòlegs).
  • Abadal 3.9 is certified with the prestigious classification of an Estate Wine (Vi de Finca). Presentation of the Vi de Finca (Estate Wine) certification. From right to left, Valentí Roqueta, President of Abadal; Salvador Puig, Director of Incavi; and Miquel Palau, oenologist at Abadal.
  • Miquel Palau, oenologist at Abadal, received the "Honorific Award for the Future", awarded by the Catalan wine guide- Guía de Vins de Catalunya 2018 – in recognition of his career and his innovative work in the sector.
  • Abadal Mandó was launched on the market for the first time.