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 with pick-up from Barcelona
Lay back and let us take you to the Penedes region. On a wine tour that includes 3 wineries, cava tasting, lunch and winery tour.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Maridaje de queso con cava ecológico
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 used white grapes varieties. All of them are original from Penedés and from organic crops.
With this visit you will get to know a family winery in Penedés. Located in an idyllic setting between vineyards, in the heart of the Penedès. You will visit the vineyards, the winery, the cava and you will learn the history of the winery. You will also learn how Guarda Superior cava is made and you will be able to relax in its beautiful patio to taste one of the following pairings.
Cheese and cava pairing
4 Guarda Superior Cavas with a commented pairing of 4 different Catalan cheeses from the local Xerigots refiners.
Chocolate and cava pairing
4 Superior Guard Cavas with an exclusive pairing of 4 different chocolates from the Simón Coll factory, in Sant Sadurní de Anoia.
Cold meat and cava pairing
4 Cellars from Guarda Superior with an exclusive pairing of a selection of special sausages from the local Xarcuteria Cal Miqueló, from Sant Sadurní d’Anoia.
Continuing this list of the best wine tours 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 Penedes 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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