Unique Day Trips From Barcelona
Private, Customized Barcelona Tours and Experiences
Customized Barcelona Wine Tours
An entire winery at your fingertips – a unique experience available exclusively for our clients!
With over 600 square miles of rich terrain, sunny but mild weather year-round, and cool coastal breezes, ‘El Penedès’ is Catalunya’s most well known wine-growing region, and one of the largest and most multifaceted in Spain. The majority of the Penedès’s wineries are small and still run by members of their founding families, who continue to employ the same philosophies as their ancestors did long ago. Due to its many slopes and varying altitudes, the Penedès boasts world class reds, whites, sweet wines, and of course, ‘cavas’: the Catalan pride and joy.
We’d love to whisk you away to Wine Country for a day to discover our favorite of all the Penedès wineries: a small, quaint, beautiful, family-run ‘bodega’, set alongside a 300-year old farmhouse, with vineyards that are 100% organic. Unlike the region’s more commercial wineries, this one does not receive tourists, so… you’ll have the vineyards and winery all to yourselves!! One of the family’s two sons will take you on a private tour of the bodegas, inside and out, and lead you through a top-notch, professional 5-wine tasting session, including two reds, two whites and one cava. They’ll also take you for a ride through their vineyards in a 4-by-4, to teach you about the local grape varieties and different types of soil, while you admire the surrounding landscapes. These brothers are incredible, and are truly committed to making sure you are able to appreciate the distinct beauty and craft of their family’s winemaking tradition.
After your private tour and tasting session, we will take you to a nearby ‘masia’ (a centuries-old stone mansion) where you’ll be able to relish the regional flavors in an upscale, traditional Catalan feast. Your meal will include elaborate gourmet dishes, dessert, and high quality wines. If you consider yourself a “foodie”, this option comes highly recommended.
You will ride to and from the wine country in style, in a comfortable private car or minivan with a driver, which is very convenient after a day of wine drinking; you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
This is a full-day experience, which includes 3-4 hours to explore the winery and partake in the tasting session, two hours to enjoy your gourmet lunch, and 2-3 hours of travel time.
As with all of our day trips and excursions, there are several different ways to enjoy this experience – please let us know what you’re looking for, and I’m sure we can find a way to accommodate you…
This experience depends greatly on you and your interests.
Please let us know what you’re looking for…
We highly recommend you read our General Touring Guidelines before booking. We want you know exactly what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on any existing route or guideline!
*Although we highly recommend the above itinerary, we can modify it in the following ways: include an extra winery; visit a closer winery for a shorter day with less travel time; visit a winery that’s accessible by train; visit a winery near the coastal town of Sitges, where we can see the town and enjoy a paella lunch along the beach, or where we can leave you to explore, shop, and sunbathe on your own.