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Penedes

About the Penedes wine making region - For thousands of years, the Earth of the Penedes has been associate to the conreo of the vine and the wine elaboration. To know the Penedes is also to know a landscape and people that, generation after generation, have made of the vine their main economic motor, social and cultural.

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Bounded by the dazzling Pyrenees mountains and France in the north, and the Mediterranean on the eastern side, Emporda-Costa Brava with its double barrelled name, has many attractions.

The close proximity to France has had considerable impact on the wine style of the past and present. While Garnacha and Carinena have been the heart of red wine production, most new plantings are of the French varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, for red wine and, sensibly, Chardonnay and Chenin for white wine. As this is very much cava (sparkling wine) country, the three local Catalan white grapes (Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel.lo) are in most vineyards. Tempranillo is also meeting with considerable success.

Althouth soils and the Mediterranean climate are amenable, the winds of this Emporda - Costa Brava region are notorious for reaching speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour! This hazard requires careful management in the vineyards and even more careful selection of vineyard sites. Most of the wines produced come from the relatively low plains country which sweep to the sea.

 

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Group Tastings in Cava

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Or visit Cava and sample the Spanish Champagne.

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Barcelona Wine Tours and Tastings

Discover the cultural heritage of wine, by bike, by foot or by car. From 1/2 day excursions to 2 and 5 night packages.

Barcelona Wine Tastings

Barcelona Wine Tastings

Our "Introduction to tasting Catalan wines" will provide you with ample background information and help you to identify the regional characteristics and styles.

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Wine Tasting in the Born District

Welcome to the Born and the old port of Barcelona, The Santa Maria Cathedral marks the centre of this happening and cool area. It is filled with designer shops, old grocers stores, fine restaurants and a great selection of wine and tapa bars.

These wine tastings present the variety and quality of Catalan wines from Penedes to Terra Alta and from La Conca de Barbera to Costers de Segre.

Each tasting will focus on history, varietals and methods of production. We will also be introducing you to wines which we believe you will dwell on, discuss and enjoy.

These wine tastings present the variety and quality of Catalan wines from Penedes to Terra Alta and from La Conca de Barbera to Costers de Segre.

 

Tour Code: MT-BCN-WINE-1
Tastings : Daily
Duration: 2 hrs.
Cost: From 80 € pp

 

Introduction to Catalan Wines (Duration: 02h00 approx)
- Tasting of 6 wines (traditional white varieties, new age blends, barrel fermented whites, red varietals and vintages.) in the company of wine writer and expert guide Paddy Mannion.
- Location is in one of Barcelona's oldest and best stocked wine shops and delicatessen.
- Tastings include refreshments and crackers, backup materials and certificate of participation

 

Tour Code: MT-BCN-WINE-2
Tastings : Daily
Duration: 3hrs.
Cost: From 120 € pp

Taste & Tapas (Duration: 3h00 approx)
- Combine Paddy Mannion's 15 years of wine expertise with the best wine shop and delicatessen in Barcelona's old town and you get a extremely good excuse for an interactive slow cultural lunch experience.
- Working with Vilaviniteca's staff of food and wine experts, Paddy will take you on a journey through the wines, cheese, cured hams and delicatessen of Catalunya and Spain.
- Expect to enjoy the flavours of unique white, rose red and sparkling wines paired with some of Spain's most delicious fresh produce.

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Wine Barrels

Wine Tours on your Own

These tours will allow you to easily get to the wine regions and enjoy tastings on your own.

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Wines of Montsant by Train

Duration: 8hrs

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Take the train from Barcelona to the Montsant Apellation for a wine tour to Capcanes. This village hidden away in the Priorato hills inland from Tarragona, is the source of some of the best fine wines in Spain and has a long wine making history.

Take the train(payable direct) from Barcelona to Capcanes, where you will be met and transferred to the winery. Capcanes is a village hidden away in the Priorato hills that is the source of many fine wines today and has a long wine growing history. Take a walk around the wild landscape of the Serra de Llaberia winery where you will find olive tree fields, almond trees, masias and some of the oldest vines in Spain. Vines were cultivated in this area between the Serra de Montalt mountain range and the Mediterranean sea, near the river Ebro ever since the times of the Iberians and the Romans.

After learning about the area's geology, climate and the harvest, you will visit the winery and enjoy a hosted wine-tasting. The cultivated varieties are cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah and garnache.

After the winery visit continue to Marca, where you are treated to a lunch of regional cuisine, served with a sample of Priorat wines. Lunch is followed by free time on your own to visit the village at your leisure, before returning by rail to Barcelona.
Take the train and return to Barcelona.

These wine tastings present the variety and quality of Catalan wines from Penedes to Terra Alta and from La Conca de Barbera to Costers de Segre.

 

Alella Wine Tour

Duration: 4hrs

Cost: $78.00 pp

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Alella's white, flowery wines and lesser known red ones come from a very old vineyard area. This wine tour of Spain's smallest wine region is perfect for enthusiasts who want to see the magic of wine close to Barcelona.

Take the bus or drive (approx. 30 minutes) from Barcelona city center to a modernist winery for a day of food and wine.

The cellar was established in 1906 and they produces flowery wines and cava (Spanish Champagne). There are only a few centenary cellars in Spain that offer you the chance to experience their wine-making process, so don't miss this fantastic opportunity.

From the different varieties that are cultivated in all the D.O. of Alella, to the transport of the grape to the cellar, the selection, the grubbing, and all of the steps that play a part in the wine making process. Housed in a historic warehouse designed by a modernist architect, the property abounds in history.

At the end of the visit you will have a tasting of one of their white flowery wines followed by lunch at the winery restaurant with tasting of red, white and cavas wines. The lunch consists of an aperitif of 6 dishes, main course, bread, dessert, coffee, wines and water.

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Penedes Tours

Witness for yourself the thousand year old tradition of winemaking. You will be surprised to find the very latest technology working hand in hand with tradition.

Cava tasting

Cava Tours

Cava, like champagne, is a high-quality sparkling wine. Its presence at the table confers elegance and distinction, and indicates, most of all, shared happiness. Cava has had its standing recognized on account of its traditional production method, and occupies a distinguished place amongst the world's sparkling wines.

Emporda Vineyards

Alt Emporda Wine Tours

Join us on a wine adventure in Barcelona. Whether you are visiting Barcelona for a day or longer, we can arrange a wonderful wine tasting or tour into the vineyards of the Emporada.

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Wine & Bike

Discover the cultural heritage of food & wine, by bike. From 1 day excursions from Barcelona to 5 night packages