Tue, May 12 | The War Memorial

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - The Stones of Castell D'encús

Experience a very special wine tasting that explores the fascinating story of winemaker Raül Bobet, and how he found love and wine among stone vats carved into the mountains of the Catalan Pyrenees by 12th century monks.
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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - The Stones of Castell D'encús

Time & Location

May 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Dr, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, USA

About the Event

EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CONCERNS AROUND COVID-19. We will update with new event information when it is available. We encourage our guests to continue following the best practices as provided by the CDC and local health authorities.

In 2001, in the thin air of the 3,000-ft altitude mountains of the Catalan Pyrenees, Raül Bobet fell in love.

While traveling in search of land where he could produce wine in an environment less affected by climate change, Bobet discovered traces of ancient winemaking in the form of centuries-old large stone fermenting vats carved into the very bedrock a few miles outside the small town of Talarn. The vats were carved into the mountain by the Order of the Hospitalier Monks, who lived there from the 12th century to around 1752. Taking this as a sign, Bobet chose this spot to be the location of what would become Castell d’Encús.


In The Stones of Castell d’Encús: a high-elevation love story, Núria Garrote i Esteve of Vinovi & Co. invites you to experience a very special wine tasting that explores the story of Bobet and Castell d’Encús, his environmental philosophy, and how the landscape of his new-found love, the clay loam and calcareous soil, combined with dramatic temperature shifts between day and night, gave Bobet exactly what he sought: the perfect conditions for producing outstanding wines.

This event is part of the series, Through the Grapevine: Stories of Wine and Winemakers, presented by Brut Detroit and the Gross Pointe War Memorial. Experience wine through the power of storytelling. Host Núria Garrote i Esteve takes us through a series of narrative-driven wine tastings that will fill your heart, excite your palate and stir your imagination.


Individual Ticket: $50

Reserved table of four: $185

Ages 21+ (please be prepared to show ID)

Limited seating

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Ticket sales end Sunday, May 10

For more information about the event, our host, or to buy tickets, visit https://www.warmemorial.org/eat/stonesofdencus

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