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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Enjoy a relaxing day in the Spanish countryside while sampling some of Spain’s best wines and cava (Spanish sparkling wine). On this day trip from Barcelona, visit with a professional guide three different kinds of wineries in the Penedés region (famous for winemaking) that showcase the very best of Catalan cava. Learn the traditional and modern methods for producing wine and cava, discover the different varieties and, of course, taste them! The small group size of this tour ensures you'll spend an intimate day with like-minded wine lovers.

Highlights

  • 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.

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Cava and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona

Small-Group Cava and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona

Explore one of Spain's most prominent winemaking regions on this small-group day trip from Barcelona. Meet your guide in central Barcelona and relax in a comfortable minivan as you make your way to the Penedés region of Catalonia. Vines have been growing in Catalonia for more than 2,000 years, and winemakers produce around 380 million bottles of wine annually. During your tour, learn about the industry and hear interesting facts about winemaking in Spain from your local guide.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

great tour, i was surprised there was only me and my wife booked for this tour, so it was just us, we went to 3 different places to taste wine and sparkling wine, lots of wine, great people, great time, it all started after 9 am and finished after 6 pm. amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fantastic! Lot's of fun and very educational in the same time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a great tour guide and an excellent tour. All three vineyards were different and delicious. Would definitely recommend to others!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

What a great tour !! I enjoyed so much visiting these 3 wineries. You will learn a lot from the different guides in each winery and they will explain all the secrets of producing their wines. We enjoyed a lot and we tried a lot of wines. At the end of the day we came back at our hotel happy. Nice driver, gave me a lot of tips about Catalonia traditions. A must do!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Amazing tour and very friendly tour guide Filistiano.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

A very enjoyable day, would thoroughly recommend this tour,the guide and wine houses visited were very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

It was a great trip with an outstanding guide. We really appreciated that the tour went to both large and small wineries. It was an easy day and I would definitely recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The one day CAVA tour from Barcelona was great.....no, no....it was fantastic!!! Although it lasted about 8 hours I was never bored due to the constant information and entertainment which was arranged by our very well versed guide. We visited 2 wineries, both of whom gave us an in depth experience of vinti and viniculture of their respective farms, and although the tour of Frexinett was commercial and unpersonal, it fitted in well with our itinerary. The fact that there were only 4 attendees made it personal and intimate and a day in the vineyards and cellars is highly recommendable with this tour company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Very knowledgeable tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

This was one of the best things we did all week. No one else showed up for the tour so we got a private tour for my husband, our 26 year old daughter and myself. We had a wonderful guide called Anna who was totally fun. Somehow the itinerary had gotten mixed up, but she reshuffled things around on the fly, and we ended up with what I suspect was a better tour than the original plan would have been. We started at a small family run winery where we were greeted by a young woman whose grand-father had had the vision to start making higher quality wine (the family has been growing wine grapes for more generations than they can count). She was relayed by her charming father who spent far more time with us than we were expecting. From there we went to Cordoniu wineries, which is one of the biggest in the world, and saw a completely different aspect of the wine industry. We ended our tour at a smallish boutique winery owned by a Barcelona restauranteur. We were again fortunate to be the only ones there, and to spend a great deal of time with our winery host. I would recommend this tour to everyone. Not only did we learn about wine, but also about history, and about Catalonian culture.

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