Today it’s Antonia’s turn. She is another colleague of Mas Martinet who works in the office, and she is in charge of the management of the material suppliers and the company’s logistics, among other things. In short, she is the person who makes the bottling process physically possible and ensures that the international orders come out according to the thousand details of our dear customers.
She didn’t give us any detail about where she was taking us, but the time at which we were meeting gave us some clues. In the evening, at sunset… And yes, indeed, the place, the moment, the light, the energy…
She tells us that she is a person who loves walking, and one of the routes that she usually follows starts from the slope of Els Arcs, then she jumps to the road to get to the side of Els Marmellans, she walks around Els Marmellans, and when she gets to Eugeni’s vineyard (she points Mas d’en Pou from there), she takes the last line, and she walks up to this point. She sits down for a while (always at sunset time, or the tardet, as people call it here), and for her, it is a moment of calmness, peace. It is a magical place for her because of all its hidden history.
A place which is very close to Capçanes, and which can be reached walking along a small path which was repaired a few years ago. A short and easy route which takes us to an era, the Foro era on the Espasa mountain range. An exceptional view of nearly 360º: Serra de Montsant, Serra de la Figuera, Serra de Cavalls, Serra de Cardó, Muntanyes de Tivissa i Vandellós, Serra de Llaberia and Mola de Colldejou.
An ancient Iberian settlement of the Bronze Age and the first Iron Age, 2nd – 1st century BC, and a possible Iberian sanctuary which probably was a territorial control point because of the vastness of the landscape which can be seen from there. The many boxes of remains found at that place (tools, cups, metallic objects, ceramics, among other things), we can find them at the Salvador Vilaseca Archaeological Museum in Reus.
Again, the landscape, the territory, the history: PRIORAT in capital letters, and in all its fullness.