Raimat Winery Starts Project to Open Spain's Largest Vineyard Nature Reserve

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‘Raimat Natura’, a 700-hectare park in Costers del Segre D.O. and home to more than 100 different species of flora and fauna, will open its doors with free admission to the public in the Spring 2021.

Raimat, Raventos Codorniu

Raimat winery estate, focused on becoming one of the leading Spanish wineries with the organic production certificate granted by the CCPAE, will also become a nature reserve open to visitors, connecting the capital of Segrià with the estate via various routes. There, you will be able to discover more than a hundred species of fauna and more than a hundred more species of flora of great ecological value. The project, the first of its kind in Spain and unique within Europe, will give the public access to this territory's great natural wealth, over 700 hectares where aquatic birds, birds of prey, mammals live alongside 100-year old holm oaks and vine plantations in a completely organic and sustainable environment. Work is already underway on the signposting and the construction of a visitor centre, and Raimat Natura is expected to open in spring 2021, with no admission charge.

For Raimat's director, Joan Esteve, "The management of a small area of land implies great responsibility. At Raimat, we have managed to integrate the cultivation of vines into their natural environment, respecting the habitats and the species that live there: prohibiting hunting, farming organically, maintaining natural plant cover and replanting deteriorated habitats, along with a long list of other activities that allow many different species to live in harmony on the estate. Now, we want to open up this environment to visitors so that they can enjoy a unique experience."

Raimat Natura will offer tourists a new reason to visit the area, particularly families, nature lovers and bird-watchers. It also intends to make Raimat more accessible to residents in Lleida and nearby towns and villages, so that they can enjoy the surrounding environment. Upon arrival, all the information about the accessible areas of interest will be provided at the visitor center. From there, tourists can set off by bicycle or on foot, choosing from different tailored routes of up to 50km in length. The circuit around the lagoon, the perfect environment for bird watching, will be adapted to the needs of people with physical disabilities. Visitors will find informative signage at different points on the route with audio-visual content about the species that live there. Other points of interest will be the avenue of grape varieties, where a short walk will allow you to discover as many as ten grape varieties, or the centuries-old holm oak grove which has been preserved at one end of the estate.

About Raimat

Raimat is owned by Raventos Codorniu, Spain's oldest producer of wines and Cavas. The inimitable geological and climate characteristics of Raimat led the estate to become, in 1986, the principal driving force behind the Costers del Segre Designation of Origin. The winery is itself a specific sub-zone within the designation, and is currently the main producer and ambassador for it. Raimat was created with the conviction that sustainable agricultural practices were the best guarantee for the conservation of the environment. More than 100 years later, this conviction remains unchanged. Raimat’s commitment to nature is firm, the sustainable processes far exceed the formal requirements and the winery is looking to achieve a 100% organic production model.
More information: http://raimat.com/en/

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