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Montserrat and Wine

A full day Montserrat wine tour from Barcelona.

This is one of our most popular full day tours outside Barcelona.

Relax and enjoy the history and landscape of Montserrat in the morning  and learn how our most famous sparkling wine “cava” is made in Penedès wine land in the afternoon.

Our private driver will take us to both places in a tour of 8 hours.

Montserrat is our beloved mountain with spectacular rock formations as well as the spiritual center of Catalonia.

Located just  59 km/ 37 miles away from Barcelona, we will drive up 740m / 2400 feet high contemplating the stunning rock formations that erosion has caused along the millions of years, a breath-taking landscape…

The fascinating history of Montserrat goes back to the ancient 9th century when a group of shepherds found a hidden wooden statue of the Virgin Mary in one of the many caves hollowed out in these rocks. Since the 11th century a community of Benedictine monks has taken care of this holy place in their monastery.

We can visit the Basilica where our famous “black virgin”  statue known as “la Moreneta”  , patroness of Catalans, is kept.

The other half of the day we will explore the fascinating world of cava and wine making in Penedès visiting one of the well-known wineries. The wine states we visit are small , exclusive and run by passionate owners that are happy to receive guests like you, willing to experience all about their wine making.

You will have a private tour just for you because our tours are thought for you to have any time needed to ask, to suggest, to interact with the wineries people as much as you need without having to wait for other groups.

Penedès is a wine region with a rich tradition of cava and wine making since the Roman Empire Times. It is located 43km / 27 miles away from Montserrat . An area extended between the Catalan coastal hills and the narrow plains of the Mediterranean coast.

26000 ha (64000 acres) of Penedès Appellation (D. O. Penedès) where traditional grape varieties are still being cultivated (Xarel-lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Ull de Llebre…) next to other international noble ones that have been introduced and successfully acclimatized (Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Merlot and Pinot Noir). The grapes grow from the coast level up till 800 m (2600 feet) above the sea level.

The Penedès climate includes a wide range of microclimates, but generally speaking it is a typically Mediterranean one. The harvest usually starts late in August and it finishes late in October, depending on the ripening of varieties.

A very well known Penedès product famous around the world is the Cava, the high quality sparkling wine produced according to the “Methode Champenoise” also known as the “traditional method”. “Cava” is the name given to this sparkling wine made in Catalonia, where a 90% of its production comes from Catalonia, especially from Penedès area. The Cava is ruled by the D. O. Cava. (Cava Origen Appellation).

Nowadaysother excellent sparkling wines producers have created a new brand : CORPINNAT , which is a collective European Union brand established with the aim of distinguishing great sparkling wines made in the heart of the Penedès from 100% organic grapes harvested by hand and entirely vinified on the premises of the winery.

Price for this tour:

2 people : 992€ ( 496€ / person)

3 people: 1035€ ( 345€ / person)

4 people: 1080€ ( 270€/ person)

5 people : 1115€ ( 223€ / person)

6 people: 1170€ ( 195€ / person)

* For parties of 7 or more, request a new quote.

Tour duration: 8 hours.

Price includes:

✓ 8 hours license private tour guide.

✓ 8 hours private chauffeured Mercedes Viano Minivan.

✓ 8 hours Montserrat and wine tour to Penedès region.

✓ Guided visit of one boutique winery in Penedès with 4 cavas-wines tasting with small appetizers.

✓ Individual receiver devices with single-use headphones (although you can also use your own) to hear the guide´s explanations- she uses a transmitter- in order to keep you distance to stay safe.

Price excludes:

✓ Any items not listed above.

Lunch  On this tour the cost of lunch is not included, we will make time for that in Montserrat.

✓ Gratuities.

** Keep in mind:

– To go inside the Basilica of Montserrat, shoulders, belly and knees should be usually covered.

– Minimum drinking age is 18 years old, non-alcoholic beverage options available.

– If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know when booking.