Description / History

Perinet is a spectacular estate vineyard in the Priorat DOQ, located approximately at 90 min. drive from Barcelona. Perinet Winery is an entirely unique asset in the Priorat, in part due to the original developer’s approach which made the efforts in carrying out their vision to invest in a premium winery and a tourist destination of excellence.

Perinet estate is a propriety surrounded by local varietals like Carignan and Grenache as long as international French varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. The estate features a showcase winery, the jewel of the Priorat. Perinet focuses on boutique estate wines.

The developers of Perinet set about building terraces and finished planting vines by 2002. The vineyards are built on technologically advanced terraces, with a high density plantation. Nowadays Perinet has become a modern winery located in a very traditional region. Different varieties, different wines and techniques make Perinet a place where the past meets the future.

The Perinet estate vineyards encompass three completely unique and distinct micro-climates within the ancient Priorat region. Our site diversity allows our winemaking team to add melody, harmony and complexity within our blends. The three vineyard personalities translate to warm and fruit-forward in Mas Vell, fresh, vibrant and long in Mas del Xes, and spice-laden grapes cooled by Mediterranean breezes in Pendents. These individual climates define our home in the Priorat. 

Our traditional plantings of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah are augmented with international varietals in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Each vineyard block takes on its own character burrowing deep into llicorella, the rare slate and quartz-laden soils that define the Priorat. In conditions almost impossible for other plants to grow, our vines thrive in their search for water and nutrients, a true “struggle of the vines” to produce world-class wines.

In 2020, Perinet committed to the installation of an 80 Kw PV solar system together with an energy storage system of 144 Kw, replacing an onsite diesel generator power plant. The solar project was successfully crowd funded via a loan provided by over 240 individual members of our community. The PV solar system became operational in Q1 2021 and is anticipated to supply over 90% of the winery’s future electricity needs. This initiative is estimated to reduce Perinet’s carbon footprint by 96 tons per annum in addition to eliminating noise pollution from the diesel generators. With this initiative, Perinet is leading the most important renewable energy project in the Priorat wine region.