Capafons-Ossó Winery Guide


Last updated: November 22, 2023

Winery Overview

This super winery in the wine hamlet of Falset has vineyards from both DO Priorat ‘Mas de Masos’ and the nearby appellation of DO Montsant ‘Masia Esplanes.’

With a rich tradition dating back several generations, the winery has established itself as a leading producer of high-quality wines, particularly those made from the region’s indigenous grape varieties.

The winery’s roots can be traced back to the 18th century when the Capafons and Ossó families started cultivating vineyards in the rugged and mountainous terrain of the Priorat. Over time, they developed a deep understanding of the unique terroir and climate of the region, which greatly influenced their winemaking practices.

Today the very charming Francesc Capafons runs the family business. Francesc has a fantastic sense of humor and vitality, and he will convert you to Priorat and Montsant wines, in case you weren’t! The cellars are state of the art (obviously with the best French oak and stainless steel tanks for hygiene control), but they still practice age-old techniques such as clarifying the wine with egg whites.

One key factor that sets Capafons-Ossó apart is its commitment to organic and sustainable viticulture. The winery employs environmentally friendly practices, avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and focusing on naturally nurturing the health of the vineyards. This dedication to sustainability not only preserves the integrity of the land but also contributes to the exceptional quality and expression of their wines.

The winery’s vineyards are primarily planted with traditional grape varieties emblematic of the Priorat region, such as Garnacha (Grenache) and Cariñena (Carignan). These old vines, some over a century old, yield grapes of exceptional concentration and complexity. The vineyard sites are carefully selected, considering the altitude, soil composition, and exposure to sunlight, which further enhances the unique characteristics of the wines.

Capafons-Ossó produces a range of wines that showcase the distinctiveness of the region. Their portfolio includes red wines, the region’s specialty, and white and rosé wines. The red wines, often characterized by their deep color, robust structure, and intense fruit flavors, reflect the strength and richness of the terroir. The white and rosé wines, on the other hand, exhibit elegance, freshness, and vibrant acidity.

The winery combines traditional winemaking techniques with modern innovations to craft their wines. Grapes are harvested by hand and are meticulously sorted to ensure only the finest fruit is used. Fermentation takes place in small oak barrels or stainless steel tanks, depending on the desired style, and the wines are aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels to add complexity and depth.

Capafons-Ossó wines have gained recognition both nationally and internationally for their exceptional quality. They have received numerous accolades and high scores from prestigious wine critics, further solidifying their reputation as one of the top wineries in the Priorat region.

Visitors to the Capafons-Ossó winery can explore the beautiful vineyards, tour the winemaking facilities, and experience guided tastings of their exquisite wines. The winery’s commitment to hospitality and sharing its passion for winemaking creates a memorable and educational experience for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.



Wines produced

  • Masia Esplanes

    DO Montsant. Dry Red. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Garnacha Negra (Grenache) and Syrah. 12 months ageing in American and French oak. 13.5% alc. Clarified with egg whites. Approx. 18.000 bottles made.
  • Vessants

    DO Montsant. Dry Red. Blend of Merlot, Garnatxa Negra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carinyena grape varieties. 10 months ageing in American and French oak. 6 additional months in bottle before release. 14% alc. Clarified with egg whites. Approx. 17.000 bottles made.
  • Roigenc

    DO Montsant. Dry Rosé. 100% Syrah, bright pink color. 8 hour maceration period, this is a "big" Rosé, with 13.5% alc. The grapes come from the single vineyard Roigenc.
  • Mas de Masos

    DO Priorat. Dry Red. Huge wine. Blend of Garnatxa Peluda, Garnatxa Pais, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carinyena grapes. 12 months in French Allier oak barrels. 14,7%vol. Decant. Dry Red. Huge wine. Blend of Garnatxa Peluda, Garnatxa Pais, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carinyena grapes. 12 months in French Allier oak barrels. 14,7%vol. Decant.
  • Masos D'En Cubells

    DO Priorat. Dry Red. Made with a blend of Garnacha Negra, Carinyena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes. New style of Priorat wine, first vintage was in 2000. Aged for 13 months in French Allier barriques. 14,2%vol.
  • Enllac

    DO Priorat. Dry White. One of the flagship Priorat whites. Made with Viognier and Garnaxa Blanca. 6 months in French and American oak. The color is vibrant gold, this is a major food wine and clocks in at over 14% alc.

Winery Contact Details


Carrer del Bosquet
43730 Falset

Email: [email protected]
Tel +34 977 831 201
Fax +34 977 831 367
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Facts & Figures





Area under Vine

14 Hectares

Age of vines

60 to 100 years

Oak barrel origin

Primarily French oak, small amounts of American oak


Francesc Xavier Capafons and Toni Coca


Francesc Capafons and Montserrat Ossó


30,000 Bottles p/a

Grape varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Garnatxa Negra (Garnacha Tinta/ Grenache Noir), Garnatxa Peluda, Syrah and Carinyena (Cariñena/ Carignan), Garnatxa Blanca (Garnacha Blanca, Grenache Blanc), and Viognier

Grape Varieties Used by the Winery

  • Garnatxa Blanca (Garnacha Blanca, Grenache Blanc)

    Discover the Allure of Grenache Blanc: Full-Bodied White Wine from Northeastern Spain. Experience the Richness of High Alcohol, Low Acidity Wines.

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  • Carinyena (Cariñena/ Carignan)

    Carignan is a red grape variety that grows mostly in Southern France, and is often used as a blending grape

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  • Viognier

    Viognier comes from the northern Rhône valley AOC of Condrieu and is where its most famous white wines are produced.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Discover the irresistible allure of Cabernet Sauvignon—a worldwide favorite with robust, dark-bodied flavor. Unleash your wine journey today!

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  • Garnacha

    Garnacha: Spain's Red Gem. Akin to Pinot Noir, it bridges terroir and winemaking, crafting captivating expressions.

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  • Garnatxa Peluda

    Garnatxa Peluda, or "Hairy Grenache," is a unique grape variety with fine hairs on its leaves. Grown primarily in Catalonia, Spain, it produces pale wines with medium body, vibrant acidity, and aromas of red fruits, herbs, and florals. Explore this lesser-known side of the Grenache family.

  • Merlot

    Merlot is the most cultivated grape in Bordeaux and closely related to Cabernet Franc

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  • Syrah

    Syrah is dark-skinned and perhaps the most underrated of the 'noble' red grape varieties.

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Winery Appellations

  • Montsant Wine Region Guide

    Explore Montsant Wine Region and indulge in its rich heritage. Discover award-winning wines, and breathtaking landscapes. Plan your trip today! Read more
  • Priorat Wine Region Guide

    Experience Priorat, Spain's magnificent wines. Voluptuous concentration, dark fruit, and mineral-infused complexity. Join the devoted and plan your trip! Read more


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