To make your visit to Penedès extra special we offer you a menu of optional experiences

Comprehensive winery visits and tastings


Our winery visits are informal and usually include a light tasting of wines and cavas.
For those interested in in-depth winery visits, professional-tastings and tastings with an accent on special limited productions, let us know.
We are the local experts and nothing gives us more pleasure than to see you tasting and learning about what you like most.

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À la carte lunch


We visit traditional restaurants in Penedes with a daily menu of starters, main courses and deserts.
Our á la carte option allows you to choose from an extensive Catalan menu of specialities such as wild boar civet, monkfish and clams, Penedès rooster with prunes, and duck and wild mushooms at special restaurants with a reputation for excellence


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Transfers


Luxury transfer service between Barcelona and Penedes
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Culture and History


Let us know if you have a special interest in culture and history.
We will advise you of the local cultural calendar and arrange special visits.

Here is a selection of places of interest in and around Penedès we like to visit


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The Cloister of Sant Sebastien dels Gorgs

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A Catanie is a small roasted almond dipped in caramel, coated with cocoa butter and dusted with dark cocoa powder. The "factory" is 5 blocks off the main street and you might get a turn wrong before you find the nondescript door. You step down, pass large sacks, the smell of fresh choclate rises. My favourites are the small cube boxes of 10 but the quarter quilo box is the best seller. The box is built, catanies weighed, wrapped, labeled before every customer. At Christmas you need to visit 3 weeks in advance or forget it, at Easter I have seen a Grandmother cry, she had missed the last "Barca" chocolate egg. I suspect the locals don't want too many people knowing about them.

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The last Cooper/ Barrel Maker of Penedès, Amalia Soler, Vilafranca del Penedès

The Roman fortress of Sant Miguel d’Olerdola, theatrical presentations

Sant Marti Sarroca Romanesque Church and Castle. There's a wonderful view north across Penedès to Montserrat, romantic enough to ask someone's hand in marriage. The modest castle was never meant for a serious fight and that's probably why it survived. The windows are romanesque, gothic and baroque, nothing matches but it works. The church, tower, dome and abse are some of the finest Lombardian stonework south of Barcelona, and in return for a candle you can visit the other black Madonna of Montserrat.

The “Casal del Festa Major” exhibition of Vilafranca and Catalunya's oldest and most spectacular festival

The Tower of the Basilica of Santa Maria, Vilafranca del Penedès, enjoy a historic visit + cava while viewing the rooftops of Vilafranca and Penedès.
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Castellers, the human towers behind the town. What began as an enthusiastic finale to a dance at the crossroads is now a solid competition between 60 Catalan teams. Bankers, butchers, brothers and sisters, wizen ducados and five year olds. It can take more than 600 members of the community to create a "top of the range" castle which may reach 10 levels. No sponsorship please and all welcome at late evening practices at Cal Figerot, and weekend festivals around Vilafranca del Penedès (my team/champions) and Catalunya.

Vinseum, the museum of the culture of wine of Catalunya, Vilafranca del Penedès

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Ca la Madrona, Les Casetes d’en Respall, the last stone ground olive oil mill in Penedès, Milling late November and December. Ca la Madrona is a Poetess and sole proprietor of this mill since 1946. She may be getting her hair done or shopping with buddies, but when she is at home, she shows off the old mill and treats us to a taste of her butter smooth Alberquine oil.

Santes Creus and Poblet Cistercian monestaries, resting place of the Catalan kings

18C paper mill, Capellades (Can Costa)

Monestary of Montserrat, choir (13.00h) and the black Madonna. Probably the most popular destination in Catalunya close to Barcelona and therefore an art to visit and enjoy. Best midweek during school term when you can enjoy the very impressive new organ and boys choir. You're half way to Penedès but that's a day on its own. Bring good walking shoes and get up onto the top for a real uplifting experience.

Organ workshop Collbato (Montserrat)

Sitges, the Romantic jewel in the crown of Barcelona. Named after the containers for loading ships, Modernist and Impressionist escape, generous promenade, beautiful people, seafood heaven, another perfect place to enjoy a sunset, a 5 year old bottle of Cava and lots of quality time.

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For more information do not hesitate to contact us.