A medieval manuscrit of Miracula Sancti Benedicti ascribed to Bacus, god of wine, the ethimologic name of the region, Bages. Derived from Bacus should be Bacasis, and from Bacasis, Bages, and all together, on account of the fertility and quality of its wines. White wines and dark wines accompany the excellent gastronomy of this region. Among white wines, varieties of macabeu, Chardonnay and, mainly, Picapoll as an autochthomous variety, are remarkable.
Among other dark wines, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.