The return

Albert’s wine-making origins

Mas Vilella - La Bisbal del Penedès

Albert Jané

The return

Albert Jané, a native of El Vendrell, is a young winemaker who comes from a family that has been involved in the world of wine since 1914. He left his own land, Baix Penedès, moving first to D.O. Montsant and then also to the DOQ Priorat, and is now returning home to start his life-long and most personal project in Mas Vilella, his family’s estate.
The AUTÒCTON brand (meaning ‘Native’ in Catalan) has been registered since 2007 as Albert was certain that one day he would return to his own land to make wine and work to improve the prestige of its region, getting the best from the local varieties.


Viticulture, tradition and family

The vines are all from the province of Tarragona, originating from Baix Penedès and Alt Camp, and so it is a varietal wine without a D.O., a wine made from the old vines close to the farmhouse.


Living at Mas Vilella

This is a life-long project to revive and give some dignity back to the native varieties of the area close to where Albert is from... Albert had already lived in this farmhouse for 8 years, falling in love both with it and the style of living it provides, with peace, tranquillity and freedom in the middle of the countryside. It is a lifestyle he wants to pass on to his children.