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 5 wine tasting experiences to do in the Penedes:
- Picnic with vine views
- Bike ride with lunch at the winery.
- Horseback riding with cava pairing.
- Wine and cheese pairing.
- Ebike among vineyards with wine tasting.
Small-group tour to the Penedes regions
Join a Small-group Tour to the Penedes region with hotel pick-up and cava tasting. An easy way to discover the region of Penedes and meet other wine lovers like you.
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!
With this experience you will enjoy the bike rides in the Penedes. A fantastic region for cycling, due to its excellent paths between vineyards and its slightly uneven landscapes.
You can also enjoy a family brunch in one of the most charming wineries in the region. Eudald Massana Winery. A family winery for more than a century that is a pioneer in making organic wines in Penedes.
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 brunch in the beautiful garden of the winery, with views of the vineyards. Enjoy nature and wine with this tour.
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 Penedes 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 wine tour 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.
You can also complement the cava tasting with a delicious picnic or change the winery and include a wine tasting if you are not a cava lover.
Cheese pairing with organic cava.
With this pairing you will discover the versatility of cava. A very popular sparkling wine in Catalonia, made in the same way as French Champagne. Only with other grapes: Xarelo, Macabeu and Perallada are the most commonly used white grape varieties. All of them are original from the Penedés and made from organic crops in this winery.
With this visit you will get to know a family winery in the Penedés region. Located in an idyllic setting among vineyards, in the heart of the Penedès. You will visit the vineyards, the winery, the cellar, the cava and learn about the history of the winery. You will also learn how Guarda Superior cava is made and you will be able to relax in their beautiful patio to taste one of the following pairings.
Cava and cheese pairing
4 Cavas de Guarda Superior with a commented pairing of 4 different Catalan cheeses from local affineurs Xerigots.
Cava and chocolate pairing
4 Cavas de Guarda superior with an exclusive pairing of 4 different chocolates from the Simón Coll factory in Sant Sadurní de Anoia.
Cava and cured meats pairing
4 Cavas de Guarda Superior with an exclusive pairing of a selection of special cured meats from the local xarcuteria Cal Miqueló, from Sant Sadurní d’Anoia.
Visit to a premium winery and a chocolate factory
Continuing this list of the best wine tours in the Penedes, we have an idea that you will like. Especially if you are a lover of bubbles and chocolate. We will go to the capital of cava, the town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, where we will find the Recaredo winery.
In the cellar you will learn about the history of the family, as well as its best kept secret: the cellar of a century of history that does not allow you to take pictures inside. But believe me, it is wonderful and well worth entering.
The tour lasts approximately two hours and includes a visit to the winery, with a detailed explanation of the sparkling wine elaboration process, with a demonstration of manual disgorging. It is worth mentioning here that Recaredo is the only winery in the Penedés that continues to use this traditional method in all its bottles. A practice that is being lost and therefore worth witnessing.
After the demonstration and the visit, you will taste 4 wines: 2 whites and 2 Corpinnat. An experience that can be complemented with a visit to the chocolate factory of Simón Coll, just 50 meters away.
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