Historic Catalan country home among vineyards
Les Apieres residential country estate, whose origins date back to the 13th century, is located in a lovely setting surrounded by vineyards in the Penedés. The location of Les Apieres, cited already in the property census of 1358, is one of the oldest traditional farmhouses on the lands of Castillo de Celma. Its name is derived from the Latin ‘apiarium’, which means ‘series of beehives or place for bees’ (apis). Beekeeping is still done there today.
The property, on the eastern side of Marmellar Castle, was occupied by old Spanish nobility sent to repopulate the lands. There are records of the first ecclesiastical visits to these landed families dating back to the 14th century.
This 125-hectare estate, 43 of which are planted with vineyards, is nestled at an average altitude of 500 metres above sea level. Even today, it preserves the identity of this historic legacy.
The core values employed when modernising Les Apieres are ecology and sustainability.
All of the vineyards hold a seal for CCPAE organic production.
The estate also has complete energy self-sufficiency, using thermal power from its biomass, and electricity produced from its solar panels.