A history marked by destiny
Known under the name of "Can Joan Mas," the Vallvé family home in Porrera (Priorat) has a long tradition. From decades, Doménech family lived in the vineyards and work with other families from the same region.
During the first half of the XIX century, the heiress of the house, Francesca Doménech, got married with Josep Sabate Vallvé. He died in 1887 and his son, Vallvé Joan Doménech, inherited the properties fitted out in Mas d'en Gregori, Mas d'en Hunter in Plana d’en Seva. All of it in Porrera except the last one.
Towards 1884, the phylloxera plague entered in the Priorat and blows them practically the entirety of the vineyards. The Vallvé family, like many other families in the Priorat, had to migrate to the city of Barcelona. Joan Vallvé Doménech went with his wife, Josepa Asens & Grau and his sons: Josep, Joan, Maria and Josep.
Leaving Porrera was not, despite the circumstantial, something definitive. They preserved the family house and also farmlands. The vineyards were replanted with new methods that resisted the plague and the rest of them they spent long seasons in Porrera.
Josepa Vallvé (Pepeta) was the person who recommended Joan Vallvé to buy the property of more than two hectares located near the village. The name of the place was Horta. The purchase was done in the year 1952. The vineyards were replanted and exploted by the family from the year 1994.
Nowadays, thanks to changes made in the basement of the family and the care of the vineyards, Vallvé - Guevara produces high quality wines listed in the national and international market.