DO Conca de Barberà winery, Rendé Masdéu washed away by torrential rains & flooding

by  |  23-10-2019

Southern Catalunya recorded epic rains yesterday which caused widespread damage including: flooding of homes, various roads being closed due to mudslides, and train service being cut due to flooded tracks. There have been two confirmed deaths as well as two people presumed dead. Sadly, in what is an extreme rarity, the winery Rendé Masdéu and its restaurant in DO Conca de Barberà were literally wiped out of existence by a swell in the Francolí River that runs alongside where their cellar stood. As stated by owner, Mariona Rendé, “The river has carried away everything. There’s nothing left. No walls, nor roof, nor tanks, nor bottles, nor barrels, nothing. It’s as if you were standing in a landfill.” Rubbing salt in the wounds, they had just finished harvest the week previously, “Last Thursday we finished the harvest and had everything in the cellar and now, nothing remains. It had been a […]
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