Passion for viticulture
Sebastià Catllà & Josep Maria Claret recover a historical vineyard
It was 1990 when Sebastià Catllà, a renowned entrepreneur in the metal sector, undertook a unique wine project together with Josep Maria Claret. It was about recovering the vineyards of the Molí and Casanova de Monistrolet estates. After an intense research process, they opted for a completely organic wine production model, and became the first winery in the DO Pla de Bages to bet on it from the start.
Three decades after the start of that project, Celler el Molí has returned to its old image a large part of the landscape that, since the phylloxera, had disappeared in this area bordering Manresa. The vineyard and also the olive trees characterize the foot of the famous Collbaix hill, well known in Bages for its numerous trails and for the sensational views it offers over the Pla de Bages and towards the Montserrat massif.
Collbaix Celler el Molí has managed to make a place in the country’s best wines market, with very good ratings for a dozen of its creations, in addition to producing extra virgin olive oil of three varieties.
Pioneers and defenders of organic agriculture
Absolute respect for flora and fauna that inhabit the estate has marked, from the beginning, the character of Collbaix Celler el Molí.
Precisely for this reason, and long before the words “ecological“, “sustainable” or “respectful” were erected as concepts of added value in wine jargon, the owners of Celler el Molí already worked under the parameters of organic agriculture.
In 2005, the Molí estate became part of the register of the Catalan Council for Ecological Agricultural Production (CCPAE) and thus became the first organic winery of the DO Pla de Bages.
When Collbaix Celler el Molí started producing oil, it also did so within the standards of the CCPAE, and also constituted the first experience of organic oil production in Bages.
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We love people
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Collbaix Celler el Molí actively collaborates with the Urpina agro-social project, promoted by the AMPANS Foundation.
Urpina is a farm in Sant Salvador de Guardiola (Bages) that has recovered vineyards that had survived the weight of history and cultivated new ones, while including people with intellectual disabilities and in vulnerable situations for the production of wines under its own label.
Celler el Molí undertakes the vinification, bottling and labeling process without AMPANS disassociating itself from the process. This relationship between Collbaix and AMPANS makes it easier for people at risk of exclusion to have dignified employment, while producing a highly appreciated local product.
Collbaix Celler El Molí allocates part of its economic profits to charity projects.
Without borders or barriers
We are the first winery in the DO Pla de Bages to incorporate the Braille language into its labels. We’ve been doing it since day one. In this way, we facilitate the knowledge of our wines to people with visual impairments, as well as their tasting experience.
Our facilities are accessible for people with reduced mobility and we adapt all our experiences to the needs of each user. In this way, and through the culture of wine and oil, we want to contribute our grain of sand in terms of inclusion and social cohesion.