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El Moli Tours Classic Penedés Wine Country


El Moli Tours have been taking care of visitors to Penedes since 1995
We are a locally based wine tour and activity company with our Welcome Centre in the train station of Vilafranca del Penedès
Our Classic Penedès Tours have access to special cavas, wineries, great local restaurants and dozens of cultural and historic attractions.

El Moli / "The Mill" is an 18C paper and olive mill situated in Torrelles de Foix on the south west foothills of the Penedès wine region.
It had been abandoned for 25 years, squatted, cleared and bricked-up. To be mild, el Molí was a mega fixerupper.
Too big, too old, too much work and a tainted history, it was the house nobody wanted, we loved it.

El Moli is more than our home, bike centre and workshop.
It is a vital historical building and a natural point of discovery of the Penedès Region and Southern Catalunya.
Every Tour and Activity organized by El Moli Tours contributes to its conservation and restoration.

Paddy Mannion, el Molí, DO Penedes, (that's him above)
Great wine is nothing without good company, good hospitality, and that, naturally, involves good food too. Irishman Paddy Mannion has spent thirty years learning about all three, in the course of a career as restaurant and hospitality manager and sommelier in Dublin Ireland, Aachen Holland, Köln Germany, San Francisco, Barcelona and Penedès. Happily settled in the D.O. Penedès just south of Barcelona, he is today an acknowledged authority on the people and wines from Penedes to Priorat, and a guide to enjoying all that is best about Southern Catalunya.

Stefan Lismond, DOQ Priorat
Stefan Lismond lives in Priorat, probably the most historic "new" red wine region in Spain. When he is not working on wine exports for small local producers or giving visitors a incredible wine tour he is preparing another wonderful food and wine experience. Stefan is a pioneer of Tourism is Penedes and a veteran of hospitality having run Can Festis, his own rural hotel, restaurant and cultural centre in Penedès. The Festís lives on in his Cava (Winner of the 2006 Rotary Club award) and anytime he takes care of a group of our visitors.


Stefan "Festis" Lismond the winner, one of our disgracefully successful guides

Life is too short to drink bad wine
El Molí Tours is committed to discovering new wines and wine-makers, small wineries, wonderful gastronomy and charming historic corners of Southern Catalunya. We expose small producers to new clients and bring our grain of sand to the sustainable development of enotourism in our region. Our tours, like good wines, offer a balance between tradition and innovation, passion and expertise, food and wine, people and real wine country.


El Moliteers, Doc 911 Martin, Stefan Festis Lismond, and Felix the Castle

Cheers and all the best
The El Molí Team

for the best of Southern Catalunya