NEW BEGINNINGS

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Events agenda

CAN REON is the new name for this very old location.
«CAN» is part of the tradition. «REON» represents the new, it’s the first and last letters of the new owners Renny and Leon Ramakers. Together, they are a statement of our personal, long-term commitment to revitalising this 777 year old farm (Masia) with the vineyard and its grounds.

The place where WINE, FOOD, ART and MUSIC will live together

The experience

CAN REON will offer visitors performances – concerts, dance, theatre, art exhibitions – sculpture, video art, painting, installations in the middle of nature. The farm will start producing its own wine, reviving the abandoned vineyards, introducing modern methods and design thinking to traditional winemaking. Wine tasting, with wines from the area combined with new and locally sourced food will bring Catalan culture together with Dutch design to create a new cultural experience.

The design will inspire all the visitor while the wine, food art and music will make them want to stay forever.
Renny Ramakers

Location

Masia CAN REON is located in Tiana, in the Maresme region, at the bottom of the Conreria hills, within the Serralada de Marina protected area. With an exceptional climate and natural environment, Tiana is just 15 minutes from Barcelona and the first town in the northeast of the Metropolitan Area. Tiana is located within a wine-growing area, the D.O Alella, where wine production dates back to Roman times. CAN REON is rooted on sablón soil, a typical porous sandstone that results from the decomposition of granites, and which, due to its characteristics, has a direct influence on the good quality of the wines.

The Masia is located about 200 m above sea level, fanned by Mediterranean breezes. A touch of salinity together with the constant sun facilitates the production of smooth wines. To the north, surrounded by pine and holm oak forests, the wine farm rises up to the Mirador dels Nou Pins, which offers exceptional views of the towns of southern Maresme, the Mediterranean and Barcelona.

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Inspiration

Renny and Leon Ramakers are Dutch and both internationally renowned in the design and music industry. Their background inspires them to create a place that brings together their own passion for arts, design, wine, food and music into a new contemporary wine farm experience.

Bio Renny Ramakers

Co-founder of Droog, the Dutch designer, art historian, critic and curator Renny Ramakers has championed the notion of furniture and industrial design as a reimagination of today’s world for more than three decades, combining multiple technologies and social media with the craft of design to develop new social relations. When Droog first exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair in 1993, its assemblies of found materials and witty forms instantly changed the landscape of design. Since then, Ramakers has worked with makers and creators to move beyond slick objects towards critical projects that open our eyes to our multifaceted realities, while bringing joy to visitors. In 2019, Ramakers became an Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau, Dutch equivalent of knighthood.

Bio Leon Ramakers

Leon Ramakers is a Dutch entrepreneur and former director of Mojo Concerts, a Dutch organization for promoting and organizing live concerts. For more than fifty years, Ramakers influenced the musical industry in the Netherlands and nowadays the company’s impact cannot be underestimated. From concert halls and festivals, to investing in multiple start-ups and shareholding in digital platforms, Ramakers is involved in every aspect of the music industry and beyond. In 2019, the importance of his activities was underlined, as he became an Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau, Dutch equivalent of knighthood. Ramakers lives and works between Amsterdam and Barcelona.

What's on?

CAN REON is embarking on an exciting program of events and experiences to bring contemporary wine, food, art and music together in and around the wine farm.

MAY 2022

CAN REON will open with music and art performances in the three outdoor spaces.
L’Era – the terrace, El Jardí del Tronc – the Tronc Garden and La Pedrera -the quarry.

JANUARY 2023

In 2023 we expect to start with the renovation and new construction of the hotel and restaurant. During this process we will continue to organize events in La Pedrera.

OCTOBER 2024

By this time, we hope that everyone can enjoy all the spaces and activities, including the hotel and restaurant offering food and wine both inside and outside the farmhouse.

Music, art and design

Renny, as co-founder and director of Droog Design, known globally as a game-changing design company, will take the lead in putting together a program of design and art. Artists will be commissioned to make work that is focused on the location, artists in residence will be invited to the wine farm.
Leon, as former director of the music company Mojo, will together with a team from Tiana, ensure that exciting concerts and other events are always on the program of La Pedrera.

Architecture

For the hotel and the restaurant, we are working together with BIG, a world leading architect studio. The BIG team proposed some exciting interventions, most prominently a completely new inner courtyard. The original house will be carefully restored using as many of the original elements as possible. An additional new structure will be added to complete the hotel and restaurant facilities.

We want to create special memories for every visitor by putting on events and performances that complement the food and wine.
Leon Ramakers

Spaces

L’Era

Located in front of the main door of the Masia, it was known as a place to work and socialise. As one of the protected elements of the original Can Fàbregas, it was the location for village parties, where sardanas were danced in L’Era, in the early years of the Aplec de l’Alegría (from 1909).

El Jardí del Tronc

In front of L’Era is a sunny garden, a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean and the hermitage of L’Alegria. A relaxing space where an icon of Droog design, the Tree Trunk Bench designed by Jurgen Bey is installed.

La Pedrera

The first time that Leon and Renny saw the old stone quarry, they envisioned a natural auditorium, and realised that the future of CAN REON must be linked to art and music. Since that moment, they have turned the abandoned quarry into a unique, versatile event space in the middle of the forest. A perfect symbiosis between art and nature.

The Food

The interior of the restaurant will be designed together with Droog, who in 1993 made Dutch Design internationally famous. Sarriel Taus, a well-known social entrepreneur and the business director of Droog Amsterdam will run the restaurant and bring his experience learned from working with Jamie Oliver in launching the Fifteen restaurant in Amsterdam.

A young chef is creating an exciting menu based around locally foraged ingredients. In the grounds an edible food forest will be cultivated using herbs and vegetables and existing fruit trees including a two-century old large fig tree. New trees will also be planted to diversify the orchard.  Self-sufficiency will be at the heart of the restaurant. Chicken, goats and bees will live in the grounds of the farm, fish will be sourced from local fishermen. There will be places to picnic.

Bio Sarriel Taus

Sarriel Taus is a well-known social entrepreneur in The Netherlands and the business director of Droog Amsterdam. In cooperation with world famous tv chef and bestseller cookbook author Jamie Oliver he started restaurant Fifteen in Amsterdam. Over 200 young unemployed were educated for jobs in the hospitality business. In 2012 he started Social Impact Real Estate. This company creates real estate for startups in poor areas of big cities. One of his projects is the food court of the World of Food. Sarriel is also founder of a weekly organic market which is fully voluntarily organized by local community.

The Wines

The vines are situated in the wine growing area of the D.O. Alella where wine production dates back from Roman times. Our neighbour, renowned winemaker Quim Batlle, will lead the production. The farm is located about 200m above sea level. Fanned by Mediterranean breezes together with the constant sun facilitates the production of smooth wines, with a touch of salinity.

With the restoration of the vines and the wine farm, the revitalization of CAN REON’s wines is already in full swing. The grapes Pansa Blanca and Grenache will maintain the region’s wine heritage while we will add our own blend to create new wines full of character.

By 2024, the vines will be back in optimal condition and wine will flow again on the hills of the Masia.

History

Can Fàbregas de Dalt is a farmhouse registered in the Architectural and Environmental Heritage of Tiana Catalogue. The first historical document dates from the year 1245, linking the Masia to Bernat de Fabrica, a farmer from Tiana. From this date onwards up until the 18th century, the surname of Fabrica (Fàbregues and/or Fàbregas) has been associated with the Masia.

Can Fàbregues de Dalt was one of the important agricultural estates in Tiana. During this time the farm activity focused on the cultivation of the vineyard, the production of wine and orchards. From s.XIX, the natural resources of the farm were utilised, the opening and exploitation of two mines, a stone quarry for construction and a natural water spring, that was channeled to the town of Tiana.

Can Fàbregues de Tiana has a wonderful and diverse history. In 1442, Llorenç Fàbregues, a farmer from Tiana, acquired the Masia. It remained in the family for six centuries. Previously it was called Can Garner and Can Barceló. By the 21st century, the farm had been abandoned.

In 2020, Leon and Renny Ramakers acquired Can Fàbregas. The wine farm has been renamed CAN REON.

With history behind us,
we now look to the future and sharing our new beginning with you.
Renny and Leon Ramakers

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    Text: Cathal McKee/ CMK 1, Renny Ramakers
    Design: Cathal McKee/ CMK 1, Matèria Creativa
    Photo: Thijs Wolzak, Niels van Zijl, Marta Sabater, BIG, Kees van Duinhoven, Diego García, Anton Corbijn, historical archive
    Drawing: Jan Rothuizen