Learn about winemaking in the rolling hills of the world renowned Penedes region.
Just south of Barcelona lie the green valleys and rolling hills of the world renowned Penedes wine region, the perfect place for a small group day excursion. We'll be the only guests at these establishments during our scheduled visits, enabling us to have a private tour, tasting, and meal, and ensuring that we have the undivided attention of the winemakers.
The hills of Alt Penedes are your destination for this wine excursion, where you'll enjoy exclusive visits to the vineyards and cellars of small wine and cava makers producing the most innovative and high quality wines in the Penedes wine region.
This fun, informative, and educational tour provides a unique opportunity to sample a variety of fabulous wines and cavas (Spanish sparkling wines/champagne) and have a great meal in an amazing environment. We'll visit a small vineyard in Alt Penedes, about 40 minutes southwest of Barcelona. Alt Penedes is known for its small batch, specialized wines, and this vineyard is no different. After a short trip out to the fields for a brief history of the wine region, the grapes grown here, and the processes used, we'll go into the facilities for an explanation of the equipment used to elaborate the wine, the storage processes, and the bottling methods. Then, we'll head down to the wine cellar--among the oak barrels and aging bottles of product--for very generous tastings of a white, a Cabernet-Merlot rosé, a Cabernet reserve red, a natural brut reserve cava, and a moscatel (sweet wine). All of this will be enjoyed over a meal of traditional Catalan food--select cured meats and cheeses, olives, bread with tomato and olive oil, and Spanish tortilla (sort of like a quiche).
After departing from the first winery, we'll stop at a second small vineyard for a 4-product tasting of their fantastic wines and cavas. And, of course, all that you taste is available for purchase from the vineyards.
- The price of this tour includes a great guide, entrance to the vineyards, tasting at the vineyards, and lunch of traditional Catalan fare.
- If there are only two people scheduled to take the trip when you arrive at your point of departure, there may be a 20€ per person fee for a private tour.
- There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 for this tour.
Days offered: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday