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Penedes or Priorat Gran Reserva Exclusive Wine and Gastronomy Tour


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ProductID: 1407

Type: Full Day Tour Private

Country: Spain

Theme: Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures

Region: Catalonia

Group Size: 2 to 6 People

Start City: Barcelona

Duration: Full-Day (Duration: 11h00-12h00 approx.)

Penedes or Priorat Gran Reserva Wine Tour
Penedes or Priorat Gran Reserva, Exclusive Wine Tour
An exclusive luxury wine day tour through the Mediterranean wine regions of DO Penedes, and la Conca de Barberà or DO Priorat

Traverse the valleys and back roads of Southern Catalunya wine country with Southern Catalunya expert and sommelier Paddy Mannion.

Luxury transport and comprehensive visits to the best boutique wineries, à la carte lunches and accompanied wine tastings in gorgeous traditional "Masias"
(Catalan Villas) and enjoy superb scenery.
Penedes or Priorat Gran Reserva Wine Tour
You'll return from these wine tours invigorated, with plenty of images and memories from the best wine country tour in Spain.

Penedès main attractions: Wine museum, stone ground olive oil mills, Castellers (human towers), romantic Sitges, 12C Castles and Romanic churches, modernist architecture, beautiful wine country

DOQ Priorat, Celestial landscape and wines
Visit Scala Dei, oldest of the Cistercian monestries, and the mountain top village of Siuriana, through Porrera, Gratallops, Mojar, Falset and Belmunt, visit the excellent small wineries of Priorat, Enjoy an accompanied wine-tasting of Priorat wines

Priorat main attractions: The Montsant massif, incredible views, potent terroir wines, ancient hermitages and monestaries, frontier towns, lead mines, excellent catalan cuisine.


Wines of PenedesGood wine is nothing without good company and that, naturally, involves good food too. Irishman Paddy Mannion has spent twenty years learning about all three, in the course of a career as restaurant manager and sommelier in Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain. Happily settled in the Catalan countryside, he is today an acknowledged authority on the people and wines of Penedes and Priorat, and a guide to enjoying all that is best about Southern Catalunya. His conviction that the best can only to be found off the beaten track led him to offer guided wine tours enjoying the best wines, restaurants, routes, transport and stories. It´s the stories that will stay with you. Explore a region that is rich in the good things in life, in the best of good company.

Day by Day Itinerary:
Full-Day (Duration: 11h00-12h00 approx.)

DAY 1:

Penedes Gran Reserva Exclusive Wine and Gastronomy Tour

- 08:00AM:
Collect from Barcelona, luxury transfer to Penedès
- 09:00AM:
Traditional Catalan breakfast to get the strength up! Gourmet treats include Butifarra sausage, locally produced artisan cheeses and olive oils, homemade pastries served with Café con Leche or with a spot of bubbly if you prefer. Breakfast at one of the following; Cal Pau Xim, Ordal / Bar Coral, Vilafranca / El Casino, Sant Sadurni
- 10:00AM:
Arrive to first winery. VIP private walking tour of the lovely vineyards, followed by a tour of the barriques, cellars and of course a fantastic wine tasting of the best wines on offer (4 wines). Youll also receive a wine gift, signed by the famous winemaker! First wineries would be on of the following; Can Rafols dels Caus (boutique), Albet i Noya (organic), Cavas Llopart, Mas Comtal (Merlot pioneers), Can Fontanals de Avinyo (artisans), Gramona (Gran reserva cavas), Castellroig (designer wines), Pere Ventura (gothic), Privat, Codorniu, Raventos i Blanc, Masia Torreblanca, Can Feixes (classic pioneers)
- 12:00AM-01:30PM:
Tour Penedès, La Llacuna, Guardiola de Font Rubi, Vilafranca del Penedès.
Wonderful traditional lunch in historic venue, with wood fired ovens. Typical dishes include slow cooked duck with plums and wild mushrooms
Lunch at one of the following; Masia Aran, Can Joan, Cal Ton, Cal Pau Xim, La Posada, Sumoll, Sol i Vi, El Celler Vell, La Fabrica (Japanese/Catalan fusion).
- 04:00PM:
Travel to second winery/cava
- 04:00-05:00PM:
Second VIP winery visit, to an exclusive boutique Cava winery, producing some of the best bubbly in Spain. Youll visit the cellars full of the wooden pyramids called Pupitres where the Cavas are riddled before degorgement. Private tour with the winemakers themselves. Fun and informative tasting. Visit will be one of the following; La Xarmada (kosher), Colet (boutique), Pares Balta, Can Feixes (higher ground), Cavas Hill, Vallformosa, Bodegas Torres, Roses Vila (organic), Pere Mata, Cavas Nadal (dessert wines), Ferret.
- 05:00-06:00PM:
Then you will go to Sitges for a short stroll around before returning to Barcelona
- 07:00PM: Sit back and relax while you transfer back to Barcelona.
- 08:00PM: Drop off back at your hotel and this will conclude one of the most unique, luxurious and fun wine tours you could hope to experience in Spain. Hasta la próxima!
B, L

Priorat Gran Reserva Exclusive Wine and Gastronomy Tour

- 08:00AM: Meet your wine guide in the lobby of your hotel this morning
- 10:00AM: Breakfast in Suriana, spectacular views of Prades Mountains, Priorat, Cornudella
- 10:30AM: Visit Scala Dei, wineries and Cistercian monastery ruins
- 11:30AM: Visit Clos dAbac, old hand, great variety / Mas Igneus, new age ecologic
- 01:30PM: Lunch with wine-tasting at La Font, Gratallops, El Celler de lAspic, Falset, Mas Trucafort, Falset. (Winery visit Gratallops, choice of 6 wineries)
- 04:00PM: Drive to Bellmunt del Priorat Visit lead mines
Visit Mas den Gil winery, polished / Primitiu garage / Pinord Mas Blanc, no compromise
- 05.30PM: Visit Falset / Porrera, wine shops, café, best bar at the end of the universe
- Drive to Barcelona (via Sitges)
- 07:00PM: Sit back and relax while you transfer back to Barcelona.
- 08:30PM: Drop off back at your hotel and this will conclude one of the most unique, luxurious and fun wine tours you could hope to experience in Spain. Hasta la próxima!
B, L


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