Full day Penedés Cava Wine tour including 4 x 4 ride by the vineyards (no lunch cost included)
Penedés is a wine region with a rich wine tradition located aprox. 1hour ride south from Barcelona city. An area extended between the Catalan coastal hills and the narrow plains of the Mediterranean coast.
26000 ha (64000 acres) of Penedés Appellation (D. O. Penedés) 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 Penedés 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 Penedés product famous around the world is the Cava, the high quality sparkling wine produced according to the “Mèthode Champenoise” also known as the “traditional method”. “Cava” is the name given to this sparkling wine made in Spain, where a 90% of its production comes from Catalonia, specially from Penedés area. The Cava is ruled by the D. O. Cava. (Cava Origen Appellation).
Nowadays other 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.
The full day Penedès cava wine tour from Barcelona with a 4 x 4 ride included is a fun day to enjoy the vineyards and wineries landscape outside the city, to learn all about cava and Penedés wines and enjoy great tastings. A day with no rush but with excitement!
You will have a private exclusive tour in two very different wine states.
In Penedès one of the “star” wines is Cava so we will visit one of the top elaborators of this exclusive high quality sparkling wine. Our guide will take you down to the steep dark cellars where cavas do their ageing in complete silence, certain temperature and humidity.
Learn all about how cava is made, allowed grapes, ageing time, styles….And the best of it at the end: a tasting of 4 high-end cavas with small food pairings ,so you will be able to judge yourself which one of them you like the most and even buy it if you want!
The second winery we will visit is owned by a pioneer in Spain to believe in organic viticulture and wines. Since the 70´s he has been elaborating beautiful, elegant, silky organic wines and recovering grapes that had been completely forgotten since the famous “philoxera” plague of the end of 19th century.
Here the fun is guaranteed since you will be driven by 4 x 4 car through the vineyards.
Back to the winery we will taste more wines and some appetizers.
After visiting the wineries our guide will lead you to a local Catalan restaurant to enjoy an a la carte lunch (cost not included in this program).
Prices for this tour:
2 people : 1118€ ( 566€ / person)
3 people: 1201€ ( 400€ / person)
4 people: 1284€ ( 321€/ person)
5 people : 1367€ ( 273€ / person)
6 people: 1450€ ( 242€ / person)
* For parties of 7 or more, request a new quote
Tour duration: 9 hours.
✓ Private visits of two different boutique wineries with tastings of 4 high-end wines and/or cavas at each winery and food pairings ( local Catalan cured meats , cheese, bread, chocolate) .
✓ a 4-wheel drive vehicle ride in the vineyards ( we do this in one of the wineries).
✓ 9 hours licensed private tour guide and sommelier with explanations about the wine region, wines styles and wineries we visit.
✓ 9 hours private chauffeured Mercedes Viano Minivan ( in case you are only two people we will use an E Class Mercedes car).
✓ 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.
✓ Any items not listed above.
✓ Lunch cost
Tour´s Timing: 9am to 6PM this timing may change depending on the wineries hours availability and we can adapt it as well to your needs if possible.
Pick up / return: from the hotel or apartment address in Barcelona city.
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