Vingårdar

Penedès

Vingårdar

1160€ per person

We will visit the city of Vilafranca del Penedès where we will enjoy the castellers show, the human towers declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Torres is the largest producer of DO wines under its own label in Spain, and they also run wineries in…

We will visit the city of Vilafranca del Penedès where we will enjoy the castellers show, the human towers declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Torres is the largest producer of DO wines under its own label in Spain, and they also run wineries in Chile and the United States. We will visit the cellar and taste some of its renowned wines.

Tarragona was one of the main cities in Hispania during the Roman Empire and the oldest Roman settlement in the Iberian Peninsula. We will be able to admire the archaeological ensemble of Tarraco, that is considered World Heritage site by the UNESCO and is one of the largest archaeological sites of the Roman Hispania preserved in Spain today. After visiting Tarragona we will head to the family-run winery Mas Vicenç, where we will have lunch and enjoy a tasting of its DO Tarragona wines.

7 dagar
18+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Barcelona
1
Dag 1
Our guide and chofer will pick you up at Barcelona airport and together we will drive to the rural hotel Masia L’Olivera, located in the middle of the Penedès vineyards.
2
Dag 2
We will visit the city of Vilafranca del Penedès where we will enjoy the castellers show, the human towers declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Afterwords, you will have free time to discover the city and in the afternoon, we will visit the wine museum VINSEUM and a local winery in the city center.
3
Dag 3
After breakfast we will drive to the Torres cellar, that owns the largest extension of vineyards in the Denomination of Origin (DO) Penedès. Torres is the largest producer of DO wines under its own label in Spain, and they also run wineries in Chile and the United States. We will visit the cellar and taste some of its renowned wines. After the visit we will have lunch in a typical restaurant called Ca La Katy.
4
Dag 4
This day we will visit Tarragona, that was one of the main cities in Hispania during the Roman Empire and the oldest Roman settlement in the Iberian Peninsula. We will admire the archaeological ensemble of Tarraco, that is considered World Heritage site by the UNESCO and is one of the largest archaeological sites of the Roman Hispania preserved in Spain today. One of the most well preserved structures is the amphitheater, standing in a privileged location near the seashore. After visiting Tarragona we will head to the family-run winery Mas Vicenç, where we will have lunch and enjoy a tasting of its DO Tarragona wines.
5
Dag 5
After breakfast we will drive to the abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, located in the heart of the singular Montserrat mountain. The abbey, that belongs to the Order of Saint Benedict, has an average of 80 monks in residence. It was founded in the 11 th century and it has become Catalonia’s most important religious retreat. After visiting the abbey we will head to the beautiful winery of Can Ràfols dels Caus, whose cellar is built in the rock of the Garraf region, hidden from the outside. We will taste some of its DO Penedès wines while having lunch.
6
Dag 6
This day we will visit the Codorniu winery, with a long tradition of producing the typical Catalan sparkling wine cava. The cellar’s building was designed by the architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch (Gaudí’s contemporary) and constitutes an important symbol of Catalan modernism, being considered a national historical-artistic monument. After visiting their huge underground cellars we will enjoy a tasting of some their caves. During the afternoon, we will visit another winery located in the same town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the Castellroig winery.
7
Dag 7
Transfer to Barcelona airport by bus.

TOUR LOCATION

Penedès är ett mångfasetterat vinområde som ligger i nordöstra Spanien, strax söder om Barcelona.

Mest känt är det för att Spaniens mest kände vinmakare Miguel Torres Jr har sin bas här samt för att det centrum för Spaniens cavaindustri. Vin tros ha odlats i området sedan 400 år f.Kr. då det introducerades av grekiska sjöfarare.

Området kan delas in i tre distinkt olika underregioner:

Baix Penedès
Närmast kusten ligger Baix-Penedès (Nedre Penedès). Detta är det varmaste området och där finns främst traditionella spanska vita druvsorter Xarel-lo and Macabeo, samt röda som Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell, Cariñena och Malvasia.

Penedès Central
En bit in från kusten hittar vi nästa område C (Centrala Penedès) som ligger i en dalgång på cirka 500 meters höjd. Här är temperaturen något lägre och det är här den största mängden av cavaindustrins druvor odlas (De gröna druvorna Macabeo, Xarel-lo och Parellada). Genom ständiga experiment och innovationer har odlare också lyckats odla internationella druvsorter med stor framgång, främst Cabernet Sauvignon och Chardonnay men även Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc och Merlot.

Alt Penedès
Ännu längre från kusten, och ännu lite högre, hittar vi Alt Penedès (Övre Penedès). Detta är det svalaste området och ligger på upp till 800 meters höjd ovanför havet. Dessa vingårdar utgör några av de högsta i Europa. Här odlas traditionellt den gröna druvan Parellada, som har sitt ursprung i Penedès. På senare år har även andra gröna druvsorter etablerats här, som Muscat, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc och Chardonnay.