CARA NORD is a young winery.
Its location, the vines, the climate, the land and the craftmanship of those who work there are decisive towards the creation of the personality of each one of our wines.
I like to make wines in different ways and in different places. I like the experience of creating new projects; elaborating the wine from the very start and then coming back to it over time.
In recent years I’ve had the privilege of getting in contact with many wineries and many prestigious brands, and I have managed to combine work with my passion for wine.
We believe that we are an open, dynamic and very specialised team, and would like to introduce ourselves to you:
My passion are motorbikes and making wine. Making wine isn’t just work, it’s a way of life. As an oenologist, taking part in this new project at the Prades mountains is really exciting and challenging.
I travel the world talking about wine and I am a parent to three little girls. Sharing wine with many different people is a real pleasure.
I look after the finances of the winery. Creating wine is a long process, so I check the numbers to ensure production never stops. I’m also happy to be a mother.
Head of Production
I am passionate about wine making and climbing. I’m very happy to be part of the Cara Nord project, making wine of great quality in the DO Conca de Barbera, surrounded by the same vines and mountains that I have lived in all my life.
The mountain has always been a part of my life. Also, wine and viticulture are exciting things linked directly to nature. Taking care of the whole process of elaboration is a pleasure for me.
In love with wine and meeting people. In Cara Nord Cellar I attend tourists and winelovers; we visit the cellar together and we also taste our wines.
In my professional life, I am always surrounded by bottles of wine. Communicating through the wine world is communicating part of my life. If I get lost one day, I am sure they will find me near the sea with a glass of good wine in my hand.
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.