Agrupció d’Agricultors del Pla de Manlleu’s unique history & wine
Started in 2007, +500 also serves as homage to their late father’s historical work to trace local family histories, masia histories (with almost every ruin, reformed, and existing masia chronicled), and ultimately the wine history in the region. As documented by their late father, the Figueras family’s involvement in wine dates back to the 14th century. Lluis and Kiko’s admiration and respect for their father’s work and their own commitment to the region were two of the driving reasons for the association’s founding.
These historical elements are pieces of the puzzle the brothers are putting together to increase enotourism to El Pla de Manlleu. They are great compliments to the other offerings available including wine experiences with Nordic walking, rock climbing and repelling, and even a 5 day horse tour. The Figueras brothers have enotourism options available at hfdem.com, and have much folklore to share with visitors, including rumors of a solid gold bell buried somewhere in the countryside to save it from Moorish capture, or other rumors of Templar treasures lost to the sands of time in the many ruins.