Celler Pardas was born at St. Sadurní d’Anoia as Ramon Parera, oenologist, and Jordi Arnan, agronomist, started the Pardas project in 1996. Their idea was simply to make the best wine possible at the Can Comas property which lies between 200 and 300 meters above sea level. The Can Comas property is their cultural landscape and also the place where they live. Surrounding the property are vines personally grown by Ramon and Jordi as they work the vineyards carefully, in a sensible and empathic way. The property goes through the whole Riudebitlles valley, the river which draws the lines of our orography, humidity, direction of the wind and of course, the kind of soil.The agroforestry landscape of the valley shapes a beautiful and interesting mosaic where forests, grain fields, vineyards and small rural areas alternate in a tender and harmonious way.
The history of the estate is fascinating. In 1996, Can Comas was a farm with 30 hectares of Mediterranean and riverside forest and 30 more hectares of vacant lots, cereal crops and pastures; and in the middle a farmhouse of medieval origin and a magnificent cellar in disuse since the Spanish Civil War.
Ramon and Jordi went plot by plot studying the rootstock and variety adaptation and in 1998 they planted the first vine. After studying the soils, they decided to plant the Millardet 41-B rootstock at almost the whole property. At the plots with less organic matter, dryer, the chosen rootstock right now is the R-110. The following year they began grafting, making mass selections from old, unproductive vineyards in our area, and the vines begin to form, while making sure to manage the forests of the farm as they understand the forests as the essential complement of their agricultural ecosystem.
In 2000, the farmhouse was restored and the cemetery estate was purchased due the enormous qualitative potential, and the following year the Sant Pere vineyard was also purchased, which they will cultivate as an experimental plot.
With the vineyards well formed and balanced, with good roots in the vines to express their terroirs and therefore with a quality grape ready, in February 2004 Ramon and Jordi decided to start the restoration works of the winery and in September they had everything ready to start the first harvest.
Understanding the responsibility and focused to preserve and improve the cultivation lands and its surroundings, Ramon and Jordi give back to the land. They do a strictly dry land viticulture, working with spontaneous vegetal covers and allowing the vintages to express in the biggest freedom possible. The vine, with its own effort to get water and nutrients, gives grapes with character, expression and their own balance.