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Barcelona Day Trip to Discover the Wines of Catalonia


 

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ProductID: 1351

Type: Full Day Tour Scheduled Group

Country: Spain

Theme: Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures

Region: Catalonia

Group Size: 2 - 8 People

Start City: Barcelona

Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 06h00)


 
Introduction:
World Class Spanish Wine and Cava  Day Wine Tours and Tastings from Barcelona Our Wines of Catalonia day trip is fun, informative and educational, as well as a very unique opportunity to try a variety of fabulous wines and cavas (which are Spanish sparkling wines/champagne) and have a great meal in an amazing environment.  Just south of Barcelona lie the green valleys and rolling hills of the world renowned Penedès, Spain wine region, the perfect place for a day escape side trip. Known as cava country due to being the biggest and best producer of Cava (Spanish champagne), World Class Spanish Wine and Cava  Day Wine Tours and Tastings from Barcelona this Spanish wine region boasts many notable red and white wines, as well. The hills of Alt Penedes are our destination for this wine excursion, where we 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 country.

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
1 Day (Duration: 06h00)

DAY 1:
BARCELONA
- Start with a short drive from Barcelona to El Penedes wine region
- We visit a very small vineyard in Alt Penedes, which is the upper part of the Penedes wine region, about 40 minutes southwest of Barcelona.
- Alt Penedes is known for its smaller-batch, more 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 go into the facilities for an explanation of the equipment used to elaborate the wine, the storage processes and the bottling methods.
- Then we head down to the cellar 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 is 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 off at a second small vineyard for a short tour and 3-4 product tasting of their fantastic wines and cavas
- Return to Barcelona
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