The Alt Penedès, a territory protected by the mountain of Montserrat, has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters which are ideal for the farming of vineyards. Some archaeological remains found in this area show that the Phoenicians and the Romans already farmed vineyards here. In general calcareous clay soils are abundant in this region, although some plots are rich in sandstone. The soil here is poor in organic matter. Nevertheless, the relief and orientation determine the personality of each plot.