More than 60 years in the Wine Business
It all started in 1960 when Roland Fischer was only 23 years old. He decided to starting to import wines from around the world, he was the first to bring export Bordeaux & Bourgogne wine before opening up to Vega social, Gaja and so many others, then in the new world with Hamilton Russel, James Halliday ASO...With time he became one of the best wine taster of the world. In 1990 He went to the Priorat Region for the first time and he met René Barbier from Clos Mogador, he was there since the beggining. In 1998 René Barbier presented him with his new project Celler Laurona, with this project he desired to show the diversity of the different Terroirs and grape varieties coming from old vineyard. It as a tremendous hit, by the first vintages Wine Spectator put on it's 100 Most Competitive Wine World Wide. It has since always reached like all our wine about 90Points (R.P. & Cie).
After Roland sold his importing company, they lost touch....
13 years later... Roland daughter Fiona Fischer had develop a passion for traveling, discovering different foods and spices from around the world and a passion for world wines. One night having dinner together, they were both discussion and the idea flowered, until 6 months later Fiona and René had met a hit it off by creating a 100%Grenache, called Pythagora. Fiona founded Galilea and by the second year already producing an other wine the Nautilea. In 2016, Roland Fischer & Fiona took over the Celler Laurona winery. And have been since working together to bring these two projects together with René Barbier, and the story continues... With Love and Passion
Celler Laurona Story
Celler Laurona is commited to continuously honor the history and the roots of viticulture and winemaking in this region.
Celler Lauronl started in 1999, Celler Laurona was founded by René Barbier (Clos Mogador owner and pioneer in the DOQ Priorat).
After showing the world the high quality terroir found in Priorat, he now wanted to show the richness of the diversity of terroirs found just around the Priorat appellation.
His obsession for the expression of each terroir, the potential of each vintage, h i s c on s t ant pu r su it of perfection and his experience guarantees high quality wine that are a true reflection of tradition and territory.
Celler Laurona was the first winery in the DO Montsant, the appellation was created in 2001 after Mitico de Laurona featured in the 100 most competitive wine by Wine Spectator magazine.
Galilea By Fiona Story
Galilea was born from the meeting between a young Swiss woman Fiona Fischer and the famous oenologist René Barbier (pioneer of viticulture in the region and owner of Clos Mogador). More than the love of wine and the terroir, it is a vision and common values that unite them:
"Making discovery an ambition, invention an ideal, innovation a necessity in order to produce authentic and modern wines for aging. "
Galilea by Fiona acts in total transparency, both on these traditional methods of viticulture, vinification and composition (organic non-certified, without any additives or chemical addition)
Embarked on a real scientific odyssey anchored in a real eco-responsible approach; a sensory journey through time and space. Galilea By Fiona is like its creators: a perfect combination of freshness and excellence.