Castell de Biart

Castell de Biart

 Girona, Spain.The roots of the Castell de Biart cellar have to be found in the resolute initiative of a group of people that loves the Empordà to the point of getting firmly involved in the continuity of a sectorial tradition, the wine-producing culture, of a good reputation in the region.According to documentation of that time that we keep and have compiled, the Castle (Castell) of Biart was an enourmous fortress in the epoch; Pere de Biart, his wife and his son Gasto V, they lived in it, that's where the name comes from “Castell de Biart”.Destroyed by the Napoleonic invasions, it was left practically in ruins and for decades it was used for pastoring; later on vineyards were planted, as it is a suitable region for this tipe of cultivation.Nowadays, they are rebuilding the fortress and they are trying to give its initial splendour back to its outer walls, its church, the prison, the great Place of Arms with its cannon of defense, the towers of defense, the library, the Town Hall or Councel, as to its subterranean cellars, all of it forming an enourmous monumental ensemble, a compulsory visit within the Great Wine Route of the Empordà. The guarantee of origin Empordà-Costa Brava is a region which is situated at the extreme north-east of Catalunya and it is limited in the north by the Pyrenees, the south by the Gavarres, the west by the Transversal mountain range and the east by the Mediterranean sea.Autumn is calm and long, with mils temperatures. www.castelldebiart.es Aerial shots of the Biart Castle, located in the Empordà, Girona (Spain). Music: Dutch Music by Bradford Nygh

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