Committed , to the
land , we live in

 

OUR BEGINNINGS


With the name BÀRBARA FORÉS, we Manuel SanmartĂ­n and Carmen Ferrer (husband and wife), have wanted to pay tribute to my great grandmother BĂ rbara ForĂ©s, born in Gandesa on 7th February 1828.

Bàrbara Forés, the daughter of a wine merchant (Rafael Forés) and an agrarian landlady (María Figueras), was a woman with a driven personality who had a profound impact on his son Rafael. Consequently, Rafael Ferrer Forés, a chemist and a learned viticulturist, had a winery built in the stately home, where he began to bottle wine towards the end of the 19TH CENTURY.

Bàrbara Forés means, therefore, a respect and tradition in the making of wine that has been passed on from generation to generation for more than a hundred years.

OUR BEGINNINGS

With the name BÀRBARA FORÉS, we Manuel SanmartĂ­n and Carmen Ferrer (husband and wife), have wanted to pay tribute to my great grandmother BĂ rbara ForĂ©s, born in Gandesa on 7th February 1828.

Bàrbara Forés, the daughter of a wine merchant (Rafael Forés) and an agrarian landlady (María Figueras), was a woman with a driven personality who had a profound impact on his son Rafael. Consequently, Rafael Ferrer Forés, a chemist and a learned viticulturist, had a winery built in the stately home, where he began to bottle wine towards the end of the 19TH CENTURY.

Bàrbara Forés means, therefore, a respect and tradition in the making of wine that has been passed on from generation to generation for more than a hundred years. 

ABOUT US

In the 90’s, we Carmen and Manolo took over the winery making a bet on a paradigm shift and eventually becoming PIONEER winemakers in TERRA ALTA, sparking a change in the way wine was understood with garnacha blanca (white grenache) as the backbone of the project. 

In 2014, Pili Sanmartín Ferrer joined the family craft, the sixth generation since Bàrbara Forés. A NEW STANDPOINT that promotes a dialogue of wine with the arts, the landscape and the everyday order of things. 

With the passing of time, we have learnt to value the potential of the territory, the dignity of working the land and the importance of the LANDSCAPE in our everyday chores. Blindly committed to the land we inhabit. 

QUI SOM


Als anys 90 Carmen i Manolo prenen les regnes del celler i aposten per un canvi de paradigma convertint-se en PIONERS en la elaboració de vins a la TERRA ALTA, amb la garnatxa blanca com a eix vertabror i començant un canvi en la manera d’entendre el vi al territori. 

L’any 2014, s’incorpora al celler familiar Pili SanmartĂ­n Ferrer, sisena generaciĂł des de la BĂ rbara ForĂ©s. Una NOVA MIRADA que estableix diĂ legs entre el vi, la cultura, les arts, el paisatge i tot allĂČ relacionat amb la quotidianitat. 

Amb el pas del temps hem aprés a valorar les potencialitats del territori, la dignitat del treball del camp i la importància del PAISATGE en el nostre dia a dia. Compromeses amb els ulls tancats amb la terra que habitem. 

THE CARING HANDS

In a project of small dimensions such as ours, the HUMAN TEAM is key. A great part of our work in the field is done by hand, as has been done for centuries by the winemakers of this land. 

The hands that care for the vines

ELVIS PETOLESCU
ION MIHAI
MARIAN TEPES

The man of the land

JOAQUIN HOSTAU BOIX

The hands that accompany the wines

CÈSAR BERNÚS CASANOVA 

THE CARING HANDS


En un projecte de petites dimensions com el nostre, L’EQUIP HUMÀ és fonamental. Gran part de les tasques del camp es realitzen MANUALMENT i de manera ARTESANAL, com tota la vida ho ha fet la pagesia d’aquest paĂ­s. Ens acompanyen en aquest trajecte des de fa molt de temps, 

Les mans que cuiden les vinyes 

ELVIS PETOLESCU
ION MIHAI
MARIAN TEPES

L’home de la terra 

JOAQUIN HOSTAU BOIX

Les mans que acompanyen els vins 

CÈSAR BERNÚS CASANOVA