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- 10.5-hour cava and wine tour from Barcelona
- Enjoy guided tours of three of the best wineries in the Penedés region
- Learn about the complex process of producing wine
- Visit a family-run winery and discover the traditional method of making cava (Spanish sparkling wine)
- Sample several types of wine and cava at each winery (included)
- Small-group tour provides a more personal experience with your guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
You visit three different types of wineries on this tour: family-owned, organic and modern industrial. Learn all about cava from your passionate guide and sample a variety of fine wines.
What You Can Expect
After about an hour’s drive, arrive at your first stop, a local cava maker. Tour the winery with a member of the winery’s staff and learn about the cava-making process. Visit the deep underground cellar where the winery's first bottle of cava was produced more than 150 years ago!
Admire the winery’s modernist industrial architecture and hear about the technological innovations in winemaking that are combined with old traditions to produce the wonderful sparkling wine. At the end of your visit, sample some of the winery's most emblematic varietals.
Next, head to a smaller, family-run winery, where every worker is somehow related to the family. This winery has kept the artisan cava-making process alive and limits the use of machinery, creating a beautifully aged cava considered to be one of the best in Spain. You will have the good fortune to enjoy a sample of this delicate cava.
You’ll then have a 1.5-hour break for lunch (own expense) in a local village, where your guide will recommend some restaurants depending on your lunch preferences.
After lunch, sit back in your minivan as you head to an organic winery specializing in white and red wines, particularly tempranillo, pinot noir, garnatxa (known more commonly as ‘grenache’) and cabernet sauvignon. Enjoy a guided tour of the winery, and then relax in the bar as you sample a few of these beautiful wines.
Then head back to Barcelona, taking in views of the vineyards from the comfort of your minivan.
Amazing tour and very friendly tour guide Filistiano.