penedes wine tours

The Penedes is a region near Barcelona, with many wineries offering wine tasting experiences. It is the largest wine producer in Catalonia and in it we find hundreds of small family wineries that open their doors to visitors. Here you will find 6 wine tasting experiences to do in the Penedes:

  1. Picnic with vine views
  2. Bike tour and brunch in a cellar.
  3. Horseback riding and cava pairing.
  4. Wine and cheese pairing.
  5. Jeep tour throughout a Natural Park.
  6. Ebike ride with wine tasting.

What to do in Penedes

picnic and cava

In Penedes we have many activities to do. Wine tasting experiences of all kinds, from winery tours to unique experiences such as pairings, picnics, bike tours, and horseback riding in the countryside.

This incredible offer of experiences makes Penedes a desired destination if you are in Barcelona. An excellent opportunity to visit the Catalan countryside and taste its delicious wines and cavas. In this post, I share wine tasting experiences I like the most and I think are perfect for one day trip to the Penedes region. For its originality and quality of service.

Experiences like: wine pairing in a century-old winery and cycling through the Ordal mountains, captivated me when I tried them. And that I want to share here with you.

A charming picnic with Wine pairing

picnic among vineyards

The first experience that I recommend is a picnic in the vineyards of this 2-centuries old winery. Located a few kilometers from Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, in a natural environment of great beauty.

With the experience, they offer a picnic basket with all kinds of local products: cheese, Catalan sausages, homemade Spanish omelet, bread with tomato (Catalan pà am tomàquet)… all of the exceptional quality.

And of course, they also include a bottle of cava or wine (to the client’s preference) for every two adults. The bottle comes from the same winery. And if you go with children, they will have a soft drink (or water).

The basket is returnable and allows you to explore the most pleasant corners of the vineyards. Where to sit with your partner, friends or family and enjoy this outdoor picnic!

Bike tour and brunch in a cellar

penedes family activities

With this experience you will enjoy the bike rides in the Penedés. A fantastic region for cycling, due to its excellent paths between vineyards and its slightly uneven landscapes.

You can also enjoy a family eco-brunch in one of the most prestigious wineries in the region. The Albet i Noya winery. A family winery for more than a century that is a pioneer in making organic wines in Penedés.

With the activity you will have the rental bike at the Lavern Subirats bike center, next to the train station. So you can easily access by train from any point inside and outside Barcelona.

Then you will also have the eco-brunch in the beautiful garden of the winery, with views of the vineyards. A luxury to enjoy 100% organic natural products and paired with wines, also organic.

Horseback riding and sparkling wine tasting

horseback riding for families near barcelona

Another activity that families really like is this horseback ride with cava pairing in a nearby winery.

The experience begins with a one-hour horseback ride through the Penedés vineyards. A very nice horse ride, with views of the mountains of Montserrat and with horses very well cared for by a trusted equestrian.

After the walk, it’s time to cool off with a little cava and must for the children in the Cava Guilera winery. A winery specialized in cavas that produces long-aged cava. All paired with cheese and chocolate kilometer 0.

In addition, the good thing about this experience is that it is easily accessible by train. So you won’t need a car to move from the horse farm to the winery and from the winery to the train station.

And if you want, you can also complement the horseback ride with the picnic mentioned above, or the ecobrunch of the ecobrunch with a bike ride. Which in this case would be eco-brunch with horseback riding.

Cheese pairing with biodynamic wines

Cheese and wine pairing

Yes, you heard it right, biodynamic wines. A modality that is making a sensation throughout the world and that this Penedés winery does it like nowhere else. Wines that are close to perfection. And that you are going to pair with different local cheeses.

What more could you want? And being in one of the most outstanding wineries for wine tourism and ecotourism in the Penedes region, there is much more to do.

Because this winery knows how to pamper the visitor. Taking you first for a little tour throughout the vineyards and the underground cellars. Where magic begins and good cava ferments.

And after comes the wine pairing with 7 different wines and 3 kinds of cheeses. Guided by the sommelier of the winery. Who will guide us through this sensory experience, until we find the gates of heaven.

Jeep Tour in a Natural Park and Wine Tasting

The last experience I want to present to you is this 4×4 ride through the Foix Natural Park. Where you will arrive at the most precious vineyards for this biodynamic production winery. Who has an incredible respect for nature and its balance.

With them you will see the different enclaves sought to produce the grapes with which they later make the wine and you will see the streams of water that the Foix natural park hides. A place where the Mediterranean fauna and flora shines and vibrates everywhere.

How could it be otherwise, the 4×4 ride ends with a wine tasting in the cellar, where you will be able to appreciate the final result of this whole philosophy called biodynamic cultivation. A way to do very respectful with the environment.

Ebike ride with wine tasting

excursion ebike penedes
Easy and safe paths

To finish this list of the best wine tasting experiences in the Penedes, we have an idea that you will like. Especially if you are a bike lover. This is a self-guided bike tour. That makes it through some amazing sighseeing places in the region.

There are occasional slopes, but it shouldn’t be a problem if we rent an e-bike (link down bellow the description)

The tour lasts about two hours and passes through the Ordal forests (where there are amazing views of the Penedés and Montserrat), the pretty town of Sant Pau d’Ordal and a biodynamic winery with 7 generations of family tradition.

In the winery you can sit on the terrace, with vineyard views and taste 2 glasses of wine or cava. All included in the price!

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