We were invited up to DO Emporda to check out La Nuit des Longs Capots, a car rally organised by the Perpignan Classic Car Association. Let’s just say the combination of classic cars, classic wine, and classic Catalan cuisine made for a fantastic day.

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Emma Bournazeau (far left) and Marc Bournazeau (far right) welcomed 160 members of the Perpignan Classic Car Association.

Winery owners Marc and Emma Bournazeau, along with the staff at Terra Remota, hosted a lovely picnic lunch consisting of Iberic ham, pate, pan con tomate, local cheese, plus the full spectrum of their tasty wines.

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That is one long table.

80 cars were part of the rally, with 160 people filling up the entire length of the fermentation chamber. There were Triumphs, a Morgan, Austin Healys, Porsches, Alfa Romeos, and more. To see quite a trove of classic cars lined up on the winery grounds was a breathtaking scene.

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Terra Remota offers daily tours and tastings for 10€ per person. You can book a picnic lunch at the winery with a minimum of 2 people for 21€ per person. Both require booking 24 hours in advance. You can email the winery at terraremota@terraremota.com to book, or visit terraremota.com for additional details and contact information.

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Tim Brown (aka Timmer on social media) has been involved in marketing for over 20 years and a wine enthusiast since his first exposure to Duck Pond Winery in Newberg, Oregon, back in 1995. After coming to Europe in 2012, he made his home in Catalunya in 2013 and became enchanted with the wines and winemakers of the region. Now he shares his experiences so international visitors can enjoy the region’s wines, while continuing his work in the marketing world. Sommeliering and wine snobbery isn´t his thing, and he continues to learn more about wine from a Catalan perspective on a daily basis.