Vilafranca del Penedès

Josep Mitjans

XPTO factor: Loxarel Vitivinicultors, wines made with passion – Biodynamic viticulture and wines made in amphorae.

The Loxarel winery was born from the vocation and innovative spirit of Josep Mitjans who, at just sixteen years old, produced his first 1,000 bottles of sparkling wine, thus breaking with the estate’s tradition of bulk wine production. It was the year 1985. After four generations in contact with the vine and the earth, the time had come to go one step further in the production process.

Mitjans studied oenology and took on the challenge of directing the reconversion of the family vineyard business. In 1987, he registered the Loxarel brand, which claims the value of the house’s flagship variety: Xarel Lo. Two years later, Teresa Nin joined the company to deal with the administrative and commercial management of the brand, while Mitjans focused on the technical management of the winery and the vineyards.
Loxarel has a small team of workers, who take care of the vineyards and ensure that year after year the fruit of the land fills the bottles. without losing any of the essential characteristics of the terroir.

The personality and character of Josep Mitjans shines through in his organic and biodynamic wines. The connection with the land and the relationship of the terroir with everything around it, with the universe, characterizes some dynamic wines, which breathe landscape and transport the palate to the Penedès; some sparkling wines with personality and character, and some natural wines with essence, which reconnect with the land and the spark of life that is in it.