History of Vinyanova
In 1566 the Montserrat monastery bought lands in El Bruc to plant vineyard and increase the wine production which they were also doing from a farmhouse in Esparraguera, from that moment the previous farmhouse was called “Vinyavella” (old vineyard) and our farmhouse was named “Vinyanova” (new vineyard). Later some adjoining lands from Collbató were added to the property.
Vinyanova fastly expanded from only being a vineyard to an important productive complex providing food and shelter to the religious, pilgrims and eremites, prepared to host monks for long periods of time..
The farmhouse specialized on the production of wine and olive oil, the second of which we continue doing and offer that olive oil in the restaurant, and also vegetables gardens and construction of a grape press, olive-oil press, a cellar to store the wine, stables, pens and a big well that collected the water from the rains, recently restored.
In a residential level, houses for the farmers and the monks were built, as well as a church, kitchen, library, etc. Used more commonly by old monks seeking calmness and retirement.
Following the laws of the expropriation of Mendiazabal between 1820 and 1835, the country house was seizured from the church by the state and put on public sale, a couple merchants by the name of Joan Antoni Miret i Miquel Formosa bought it, later in 1846 they split the property between them. In 1891 Josep Termes, great-grandfather of the current owner, bought the property part belonging to El Bruc, while the family Rogent bought the part of Collbató, the country house was inhabited by farmers till 1958, presently day the whole country house belongs to the family Solà Lien, descendants from Josep Termes, who cultivate the land and built a restaurant that has been open to the public since 1993.