The first records of our vineyard – traditionally known as Can Fabregas – date to 1245. They indicate it was owned by one family through six generations, then exchanged ownership many times after that By the 21st century the Masia has been left abandoned. Now the wine farm has a new ‘family’ name and a new purpose.
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 names of the owners, Leon and Renny Ramakers. Together they are a statement of their personal, long-term commitment to revitalizing the farm with its vineyards and its grounds.
The vines are situated in the wine growing area of the D.O. Alella where wine production dates back from Roman times.
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. The grapes will maintain the region’s wine heritage while we will ass our own blend to create new wines full of character.
New freshness from old vines
The revitalization of CAN REON’s wines is already in full swing.
Our neighbor, renowned winemaker Quim Batlle is leading the production, together with french vitivinicole consultant Stephane Yerle. Of course, the whole process is based on ecological agriculture.
We found 3.700 (more than 80 years old) vines still in great shape and in 2021 we planted 4.700 new vines: Grenache, Pansa blanca, Picapoll and Sumoll.
The first harvest of the old vines was promising. The 2023 wines will be 1.200 bottles of sparkling wine based on Pansa Blanca: a crispy palette with lots of pear, stone flavors like granito and a bouquet of white flowers. The red wine (a blend of Grenache and Sumoll) will be 1.000 bottles: expect roundness and sweetness, strawberry, orange and chocolate.
The sparkling wine will be offered as a limited edition in specially designed bottles which can be reused for other purposes.