When Miguel Mateu acquired the Castle of Perelada in 1923, one of his hopes was to revive a wine-making tradition that traces it genesis back to the fourteenth century, when the Carmelite monks produced wine for the whole region. More than eighty years later, Castillo Perelada has become one of the leading wine producers in Spain and has led the Empordà, the oldest wine-producing region in Spain, in its spectacular revival.