Espelt Culture Events

Dry stone is part of our landscape, one of the reasons we rebuild dry stone walls. Dry Stone Week takes place from 19th to 28th November. More than 100 activities organized throughout the territory of the Catalan Countries to raise awareness of this cultural heritage.

This week will take place the 2nd edition of Dry Stone Week. More than 100 activities that vindicate, update and put these spaces of popular architecture and biodiversity at the center. The conference, organized by various organizations throughout the territory, is a good starting point if you want to know more about these rural buildings.

Dry stone is an ancient technique of separating fields, but also of gaining cultivation space on uneven ground. In addition, over the years we have seen that the vineyards that had dry stone walls nearby were more resilient and with more biodiversity, as the holes between stones are natural dens for all kinds of insectivorous species and small reptiles, amphibians, birds. In Mas Marés we have rebuilt more than 3,000 m of dry stone walls because they are part of our landscape and our heritage, but above all because they are a refuge for a rich and powerful ecosystem.

Let’s participate in the Seca de la Pedra Seca, there are more than 40 scheduled events, more than 20 trainings and more than 30 disclosure acts about the Catalan Countries. You can also come to meet us and learn first hand why we rebuild the walls of dry stone.

You have the calendar of activities and the location map on the Dry Stone Week website. Don’t miss it!

Nia Delfau exhibition at the Celler Espelt opening on Saturday, November 6th, at 12 pm.

Nia Delfau, a Galician-Catalan by heart and nomad by choice, is an artist who has lived in the Empordà for some time. Her photographs are the result of proces of learning after going through the world of design, fashion and art. On Saturday we open the photography exhibition Com una planta [As a plant] in the Celler Espelt.

When she returned from Tokyo, after a few months working with the renowned photographer Osamu Yokonami, he settled in the Empordà and decided to create with the small moments, with everyday life, with what was happening near her unnoticed. Com una planta project is the result of this patient observation of change, of the little things that move without noise and of the artist’s relationship with nature and flowers. Every photo a mirror of the permanent change of life. Nia Delfau has worked as an art director for various design studios and with renowned brands such as  The Animals Observatory. This exhibition is the patient observation on his return from Japan, with the calm that nature surrounds us, a look that invites us to focus on the present. The artist has also recently launched the Casa Delfau project, a creative space in which he develops his most personal part in the form of his own brand, gallery and projects. Com una planta is his first photography exhibition in the Empordà.

Come and share a glass of wine with us and Nia Delfau. We look forward to seeing you at the opening on Saturday, November 6th, at 12 noon, in the same winery.

We open the doors of the winery again for local artists who want to show their work. This Saturday we inaugurate the exhibition The Colors of Wine by Andere Monjo.

The exhibition that will accompany us in the coming weeks is a creation made from the colors of wine in connection with the artist’s intimacy. With remnants of vines, roots and thoriums collected at different times, Monjo explores textures and colors in a unique way that connects her to the earth. A work that expresses itself over time and uses these natural elements to welcome, embrace and feel it. Come and discover this initiatory adventure that begins on earth and ends in a sensory expression, as does wine.

The inauguration will be on May 15th at 12 noon in the Espelt winery and you can see the exhibition for the next two months. Admission is free.

We are very excited to reopen this space accompanied by the expertise of Rafael Camps, visual artist responsible for the cultural program of the winery. Long live to culture and its creators!