Empordàlia - Wine and Oil Cooperative
Empordàlia is an association of small producers from the Empordà who have been working the Empordà land for generations. Our commitment is quite simply to combine tradition and quality in every bottle of wine DO Empordà and extra virgin olive oil (DOP Oli de l’Empordà) that we elaborate.
We are a big family, and we work the vineyards and olive groves just as our grandparents and great-grandparents taught us to do, with respect for the land, true to our values, and carrying forward our tradition, for the benefit of future generations.
Our story began in 1947 with the founding of the cooperative in Vilajuïga.
The cooperative of Pau was created later, in 1961, and merged with that of Roses.
The three cooperatives were created with the same purpose in mind: to work together and produce a quality product that reflects the character of our region. United by this common purpose, in 2015, we decided to join together and create what is now known as Empordàlia, a name that represents us all.
Empordàlia is the fruition of many years of hard toil, teamwork and a desire to perpetuate a tradition.
Where we are?
Empordàlia is located in a tiny region at the north-eastern tip of Catalonia, sheltered to the north by the Pyrenees. To the east, it is bordered by the foothills of the Verdera range, the Bay of Roses and the Mediterranean; to the south, the plain stretching to the Empordà Marshes, and to the west, the cliffs of the Garrotxa, our neighbouring district.
These four cardinal points contain three nature parks: the National Interest Nature Area of the Albera Massif, the Maritime-Terrestrial Cap de Creus Natural Park and the marshes of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park. This special location obliges us to be rigorous in our respect for the environment and guarantees its sustainability.