Parés Baltà Winery Guide


Last updated: December 8, 2023

Winery Overview

Founded in the 1930s, Parés Baltà is a small yet exceptional winery nestled in an area with a wine-producing heritage dating back to the 1700s. As a family-owned enterprise, the winery takes pride in crafting exquisite Cavas and still red and white wines. Its vineyards span five premium estates, covering 176 hectares of carefully cultivated, low-yielding vines; blessed with a mild microclimate, these vineyards are situated just a stone’s throw away from the Mediterranean Sea in the prestigious Penedès and Cava appellations.

Parés Baltà’s winemaking prowess shines through its use of a diverse range of grape varietals. From the classic Cava grapes of Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada to the velvety richness of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon for red wines, and even the incorporation of non-traditional Catalan grape varietals like Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer for oak-aged whites, the winery embraces both tradition and innovation in its pursuit of crafting exceptional wines.

While not officially certified as an organic winery, Parés Baltà employs numerous eco-friendly viticulture (biodynamic) and winemaking practices. For instance, they harness the natural fertilizing power of sheep to nurture their vineyards, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, deep respect for the land, and a holistic approach to winemaking; Parés Baltà embraces sustainable practices that harmonize with nature’s rhythms. Furthermore, by harnessing the principles of biodynamics, they cultivate their vineyards in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem, considering the influence of celestial bodies, biodiversity, and soil health.

The outstanding wines of Parés Baltà have garnered praise and accolades in renowned international and national wine publications. Esteemed publications such as Decanter (UK), Capital (Germany), “Lo Mejor de la Gastronomia” (Spain), Vinos de España (Wines of Spain), Guia Peñin de Los Vinos de España (Peñin Guide to Spanish Wines), Weinwirschaft (Germany), and Cuisine et Vins de France (France), among many others, have celebrated the winery’s craftsmanship. Notably, the esteemed Spanish sommeliers Sr. Custodio L. Zamarra, Fernando Gurucharri, and Jose Luis Casado selected the “Dominio Cuisine 1790” wine as one of Spain’s “Mythical Wines” in the revered “Total Wine Guide 2003.” This prestigious recognition was awarded to only 35 Spanish wines, underscoring Parés Baltà’s exceptional quality and distinction in the wine world.

Parés Baltà Winery embodies a harmonious blend of tradition, innovation, and a deep respect for the land. With each sip, their wines transport you on a journey through time and terroir, showcasing the passion and dedication of a winery deeply rooted in its heritage while embracing the possibilities of the future.

Wines produced

  • Mas Petit

    Rich red wine made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in Alleirs Oak for an extended period.
  • Mas Elena

    Bordeaux Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
  • Mas Pons

    100% Chardonnay, oak aged. Consistent award winner.
  • Blanc de Pacs

    Interesting still white made of the classic Cava grape varietals, Macabeo, Xarel.lo, and Parellada.
  • Honeymoon

    Interesting single varietal wine, made with 100% Parellada, an aromatic Catalan grape.
  • Ros de Pacs

    Rose wine made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  • Mas Irene

    Boutique red wine with an extremely limited production of 33,000 bottles. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, long ageing, extremely complex wine.
  • Mas de Carol

    Boutique white wine, made with 100% premium chardonnay grapes and aged in French oak. Less than 10,000 bottles made annually
  • Cava Cuve de Carol

    Parés Baltà refer to this boutique cava as "Liquid Gold". This is an aged cava made with 100% chardonnay and extended oak ageing. Resulting in a bright gold-colored cava.
  • Other boutique, small production brands

    Absis, Marta de Balt and Dominio Cusine 1790.

Winery Contact Details

Parés Baltà

Masia Can Balt
08796 Pacs del Penedes

Email: [email protected]
Tel +34 93 890 13 99
Fax +34 93 890 11 43
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Facts & Figures


Penedes and Cava



Area under Vine

176 Ha

Age of vines

10 to 80 years

Oak barrel origin

French and American


Marta Casas and Maria Elena Jimnez


Cusin Family


300,000 bottles

Grape varietals

Macabeo, Xarel.lo, Parellada, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Garnatxa, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo

Grape Varieties Used by the Winery

  • Chardonnay

    Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape varietal native to the Burgundy wine region in France and one of the most popular varieties worldwide.

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  • Gewurztraminer

    Explore Gewurztraminer, a highly aromatic white grape from Alsace, France. Savor its unique character and allure in every sip

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  • Macabeo (Viura)

    Discover Viura: Rioja's Prominent White Grape & Catalonia's Macabeo. Explore its versatility in exquisite wines. A must-read for wine enthusiasts.

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  • Merlot

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

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  • Parellada

    Unveil the allure of Parellada grape: a Spanish gem crafting elegant sparkling & white wines. Explore its unique qualities & flavor profile.

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  • Riesling

    Discover Riesling's charm, a white grape from Germany's Rhine region, cherished in Alsace, France. Unveil its secrets and delights

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    The sauvignon blanc grape varietal, originally from the Bordeaux region of France, is now one of the world's most loved white varieties.

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  • Xarel.lo

    Unveiling Xarel-lo: A Key Grape in Catalonia's Cava Sparkling Wine. Discover the Intriguing Role of Xarel-lo in Spain's Sparkling Delight.

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  • Cabernet Franc

    Cabernet Franc grape is a close relative of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and is the principal blending grape used in Bordeaux.

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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 (Garnatxa)

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

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  • Pinot Noir

    Pinot noir is a light-bodied red wine varietal closely related to the Vitis vinifera grape and produces the most sought-after red wines in the world.

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  • Syrah

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

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  • Tempranillo

    Discover Tempranillo: Spain's iconic red grape. From Ribera del Duero to Toro, it yields concentrated wines. Explore its synonyms and unleash its prowess.

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