This winery, Masia Serra, owned by two of the most outstanding wine experts in L’Empordà, Jaume Serra and his father, Simón Serra, was created with the idea of producing maximum quality wines within the DO. Needless to say, the family has a long wine- producing tradition stretching back at least for four generations. It was Jaume’s grandfather who, in 1961, bought the present estate in Cantallops and planted vines, although he had already been a winemaker prior to that.
The seminal date in the creation of the current philosophy at Masia Serra is 1984, when the estate was transformed by the planting of new varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, in addition to Garnacha Tinta. On a total of 10 hectares they cultivated these three varieties as well as red and white Garnacha.
When Jaume finished his oenology studies, the vineyards had reached an optimum point, and starting in 1996 the winery began producing the first instalment in its highly exclusive range of wines. Ino, a red Garnacha from L’Empordà, the Empordà wine most valued by international reviewers, stands out. For its coupage they use wine aged in a barrel from 1860.
El Recés is an essential part of Masia Serra’s offer to visitors. It is a space where guests can enjoy a wine tasting, which may be accompanies by breakfast or lunch. Also available are gastronomic workshops, tasting courses, themed lunches, catering, business meetings and other activities. And, of course, it all can be topped off by a tour of the vineyards and the cellar.