Full day Penedès cava wine tour from Barcelona with lunch
Penedés is a wine region with a rich wine tradition located aprox. 1 hour 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.
This full day Penedès cava wine tour from Barcelona with lunch is perfect for you if you are a wine lover, a person that when travelling you like drinking local wines , eating local food and love taking a day off the fast beat of the city to visit some winery near Barcelona.
Enjoy the private and exclusive visit of two different wine states. We only work with small wineries whose passionate wine makers, will dedicate their time to explain you their history, tradition, the importance of the climate, soils and grapes of Penedès …and how to appreciate the tasting of their superb cavas and wines .
The first one is one of the top elaborators of Cava, the exclusive high quality sparkling wine mainly made in this region. Excellent cavas usually go through long ageing periods in dark deep wine cellars to be rounded and elegant at the end. Our guide will take you down to those cellars and explain you all about this ancient elaboration process used to make cavas, champagnes, cremants…The best comes at the end when tasting 4 of their high-end cavas paired with small appetizers.
The second winery we visit is run 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.
You will walk through his organic vineyards observing them from close, followed by the visit to his cellar where wines do ferment and go, sometimes, through long ageing periods.
Taste 4 of his best wines (he makes more than 20! always in small quantities) so you will be able to choose your favourite one and if you like it you can buy it!
After the two wineries visit our driver will take you to a Catalan restaurant, to enjoy a delicious pre-planned menú with typical local dishes.
Price for this tour:
2 people : 1122€ ( 561€ / person)
3 people: 1207€ ( 402€ / person)
4 people: 1292€ ( 323€/ person)
5 people : 1377€ ( 275€ / person)
6 people: 1462€ ( 244€ / person)
* For parties of 7 or more, request a new quote.
Tour duration: 9 hours.
✓ private tour of two different boutique wineries with tastings of 4-5 high-end wines and/or cavas at each winery and food pairings ( local Catalan cured meats , cheese, bread, chocolate).
✓ 9 hours licensed private tour guide and sommelier with explanations about the wine region, wines styles and wineries we visit.
✓ Lunch– Your guide will lead you to a local Catalan restaurant, to enjoy a delicious pre-planned menu that includes 3 to 4 small plates followed by the choice of a meat or a fish main dish and then dessert. The cost of lunch with wine is included.
✓ 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.
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.
** Keep in mind: