The valley leads into the village of Porrera (Priorat), where written records exist from the 12th century of these lands. The region of Alforja was given by the Count of Barcelona, Ramon Berenguer IV, to Ramon de Ganagot in gratitude for his military valor in the conquest of Siurana – the final Moorish stronghold in the region during the Reconquista.
That’s why our Premium wine at Mas del Botó is called Ganagot. History also extends underground in this valley, where we find remains of mining activity. Silver was mined during the time of the Romans and Arabs, and lead and iron were exploited until the end of the 1960s. Close to the Mas del Botó is Mas de Mestre, headquarters of Camp de Tarragona in the last Carlist war.