the creation of CARA NORD
Cara Nord was created by 2 people united for more than 20 years by their friendship and their passion for wine: Tomàs Cusiné and Xavier Cepero. They had many years of experience in the wine industry and in March 2012 they decided to start a winemaking project together.
They all had been attracted for the majesty, the magnificent climate, the land and the history of quality winemaking of the North Face of the Sierra de Prades since a long time ago. It is an environment classified as of great Geological Interest and protected by the Natural Park of the Forest of Poblet.
By experience, they knew the potential of the grapes grown in the Prades Mountains when it came to the elaboration of really good wines: the excellence present in the D.O. Priorat, the reliability of D.O. Montsant, and the creativity of the D.O. Costers del Segre all come from the same mountain range.
Three Denominations of Origin located in a single mountain, all producing remarkable results. This interest actually lies particularly in the fourth D.O. of the Prades Mountains.
This area was the Denomination of Origin Conca de Barberà, which has a long tradition in winemaking itself and has a great potential when it comes small wineries and micro-elaborations.
In 2012, they felt the call of “Mountain Viticulture” and threw themselves wholeheartedly into the CARA NORD project, aiming to
turn the grapes from vines at altitude at the NORTH FACE of the Prades Mountains into wine.
Starting with a vineyard and their small winery located next to the historic Monastery of Poblet, they undertook this great wine-making adventure .
Viticulture up to 800m above sea level, as is the case of CARA NORD takes place in a very particular and demanding geographical environment that implies constant challenges. But Tomàs and Xavier are convinced that vineyards grown on rocky land, unpolluted air and surrounded by untouched biodiversity, result in the creation of original wines with unique qualities.