- Priorat, Spain
Priorat Natur, founded in 1997 by Xavier Buil, his wife Anna Cuadrat, and their partner, under the philosophy of making handcrafted local Priorat products and selling them around the world. According to ancient writings, Vermouth was invented by Hippocrates, a famous physician of antiquity, born in 460 BC. He macerated flowers and leaves of wormwood dictamo, in wine, obtaining, what in the Middle Ages was called “Hippocratic wine” or simply “herbal wine.” The grapes used for this Vermouth come from two different farmers with a total of 2.8 acres of vineyards, and are grown practicing organic methods. Vermouth has been the aperitif par excellence in the Priorat region for nearly 100 years.