Empordàlia was formed in 2015 by the merging of three cooperatives in an effort to improve wine quality and increase the financial viability of its network of small landowners. Starting in the 1930s, local farmers still recovering from the ravages of phylloxera decided to form and join cooperatives, allowing them to pool resources and survive economically in a fraught era. Co-op members worked together to produce quality wines that reflected the Empordà character. Today, many of the same families have been working the land for generations, conserving the flavors and defining features of the terroir. Together, this group of farmers contribute their grapes to Empordàlia, whose aim is to produce representative wines of the Empordà region.