René Barbier | Winemaker and wine producer
René Barbier is a Catalan winemaker and wine producer of French origin.
A direct descendant of a French family of winemakers who can be traced back to 1200, just like his ancestors he has spent his life working in the wine world.
He trained at the leading winemaking schools in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Limoux and his experience in the world of wine includes viticulture, marketing and making his own wines.
He is seen as a visionary who revolutionised El Priorat wines in the 1970s. René is the creator of Clos Mogador, Manyetes, Nelin white wine and Espectacle del Montsant. With this latter wine he reached a turning point in his career, picking up several awards and becoming someone who sets the standard for wine lovers.
René believes that the identity of a wine is a reflection of its natural and human surroundings. This makes El Priorat into the perfect setting owing to the features of its land, tradition, climate and biodiversity which bring a unique heritage to Catalan wines.
Discover El Priorat with René Barbier!