The Penedes is the wine region with the most history in Catalonia. And it is thanks to this long tradition that we find more than 170 wineries, many of them family-owned and organic.
Wineries with their own history, and keen to welcome you in to their home. Offering excellent wine tasting experiences to all kind of visitors. Tasting this way the fruit of centuries of learning. Passed down from generation to generation. These are the wineries that you can visit.
The Penedes wineries
The best of this list with 5 family and organig wineries is that they all offer wine tastings experiences.
Here you will find pairings with vine views, walks through the vineyards, wine tasting in historic cellars, outdoor meals…
5 fun ideas to spend the day in Penedés; in 5 authentic wineries, with passionate people; in 5 wonderful environments, where you can enjoy the best landscapes of the Penedes.
The best family and organic wineries in Penedes
The history of the Llopart winery dates back to the 14th century. As documented in a Latin parchment of 1385, an ancestor of the Llopart family, named Bernardus Leopardi, received the concession of some vineyards located in the current Heredad can Llopart de Subirats.
Llopart currently has 102 hectares of organically farmed mountain vines growing in the Miocene soils of the Ordal mountains, at an altitude between 240 and 420 m above sea level.
Llopart is a co-founding member of Corpinnat, the collective brand that distinguishes the great sparkling wines produced in the heart of the Penedès, with 100% organic, hand-picked native grapes and vinified on the property.
It is located in the foothills of Ordal, with amazing views over the Penedés region and the mountains of Montserrat. Ideal for all types of wine-tasting experiences, from winery tours to a ride in a vintage car through the estate’s vineyards.
You can choose the Reserva tour from 28 €, a classic winery tour with cava tasting; the Leopardi visit from 45€ (with a privacy supplement), that includes lunch in the former Leopardi house; or a vintage car ride through the vineyards for 80€.
The Eudald Massana winery is another biodynamic cellar . It has 9 generations of history and has been making wines for more than two centuries.
The winery is an authentic Catalan house, also called a farmhouse. It has beautiful views of the vineyards, with a very nice terrace. Where to taste the wines and sparkling wines of the winery.
A dirt road also passes there, ideal for cycling. So if you are a fan of bike rides, I recommend the electric bike tour with tasting at the Eudald Massana winery.
A two-hour ride through the bike center Bikemotions , which passes through the best of Penedés and includes a wine and cava tasting in this biodynamic cellar.
Another highly recommended winery is the Giró del Gorner. A small family winery of the DO Cava, with a long tradition in the production of wines and sparkling wines.
As early as the 16th century, they offered wine to the caravans that traveled from Barcelona to Vilafranca. A tradition that continues to this day and now it is wine enthusiasts who enjoy its hospitality.
The garden and the house still have the original charm. Here you can sit under the shade of a tree and taste the wines aging of this winery.
As an activity, I especially recommend the picnic overlooking the vineyards. An original way to spend the day with family and friends. With natural products from the region: cheeses, Spanish omelette, homemade sausage, tomato bread …
We are finishing this post with the smallest winery on the list. Specialized in aging cavas and long aging, which has a production of 30,000 bottles per year.
To give you an idea, in the Penedés there are no more than 5 wineries specialized in aging cavas. With a maturation over 2 years old, some of its sparkling wines reaching up to 14 years of aging.
In addition, pairings are enjoyed in the winery’s garden. It has a beautiful pergola and very nice views of the mountain of Montserrat . In short, a perfect picture of the Penedés: cavas, nature and Montserrat in the background.
Another advantage is that Cava Guilera is next to a train station. Specifically, the Lavern train station, where the R4 that connects Barcelona with Sant Vicenç de Calders passes.
We finish this post, with the first organic winery of the Penedés. A winery that has been cultivating and maturing its wines with ecological methods since 1978. A pioneering project at that time and which is now a trend. With many ecological and biodynamic wineries in the Penedés.
But this winery goes even further. And it has two ambitious projects in its hands: the project for the recovery of ancestral varieties and the VRIAACC project. The latter aimed at generating autochthonous varieties resistant to climate change . Learn more about the project here .
But the most valuable thing for the visitor, is undoubtedly the garden overlooking the vineyards. Which rests in the shade of lush trees, and which has wonderful views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains.
In addition, it is easily reached by bicycle if you take the train station from Lavern-Subirats as a starting point. Place where the aforementioned bicycle center is located: Bikemotions.
A good idea here is to do the bike ride with ecobrunch in the Albet i Noya winery . This is an easier walk than the previous one, with few kilometers and little unevenness. Ideal for families who want to spend a day together in Penedés.
More wine tourism ideas
Wino Tours is a wine tourism agency that works with nearby wineries and tourism companies. With the aim of offering the best experiences in Priorat and Penedés. The more authentic the experience, the better.
And if you liked these ideas and want to know more about our original wine tourism experiences, I invite you to take a look at all the experiences here: