Visitors remarks

If you had a particularly good time visiting wine country with us, do let us know and please tell your friends about the experience.
Cheers and all the best, Paddy, Stefan, Martin, Felix, Daniel, Ian, Mandy, Clare, Tommy, and Herbie.

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Tasting the magnificent "selecció" at Can Feixes winery

Hello Paddy,
We just wanted to say thank you so much for the great tour you gave us. We had meant to write sooner,
but you know what they say about the New York Minute.
We had a great time and all the wines & cavas we tasted that day was fabulous. We are even in contact with
the US distributor of the 2 Pi R. Our favorite wine from Spain. For me personally the highlight was the Colsotts with Romesco sauce.
We have even made it again here in NY.
Once again, thank you so very much for the great tour, we will definitely revisit with you whenever we go back to Barcelona
and the Penedes.
Sincerely, Adrian & Amri Hashimi.

Thank you for giving us one of the most memorable experiences ever! Our trip to Spain and Europe was amazing as it was, but the day we spent in the Penedes region was something special. The scenery, bike route, vineyard tours, and wine tastings were all excellent. We also thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Cal Diari along with the insightful conversations on local culture, history, and politics. We feel lucky that Natalia referred us to you and will recommend your company to anyone we know visiting the region.
We've attached a picture that you may certainly use for your website and advertising. This is one of our favorite pictures from our entire vacation...we felt like we were in heaven when this was taken! Good luck in the future and we hope to see you again at some point. We'll be back. Cheers! Shaun and Suzana Williams

Paddy, I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to write you back and thank you for our amazing tour!! At the end of our 10 days in Spain we all said what our top few experiences were and you were right up there at the top for us all. Thank you for an awesome day, I cannot thank you enough! I’m attaching a link to the pictures from that day. Enjoy! Nicole M. Scheel

We had a great time with your tour. Many thanks. We will share our experience with our wine class and may ask you for some recipes!
Hope you will come and visit Niagara and we would love to show you some of our wineries.
Regards, Michael and Beverley Alexander

Hi Paddy, Just a quick note to say that Tom and I had an amazing day in Penedès thanks to you.  It was truly the highlight of our trip to Spain!  I've put some pictures on my photoblog and included a link to El Moli Tours.  Enjoy! Thank you again for being such a charming and informative guide. All the best, Meghan

Paddy, Brad and I wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on both the Tapas Tour of Barcelona and the Penedes Wine Tour with you. The tapas tour was a great beginning to our vacation. You took us to tapas places that we would have never found if we had tried it alone. It was so helpful having someone "in the know" to help us order and guide us from place to place. We loved all the information on Barcelona that we got to hear along the way... and of course we loved all the tapas! The Penedes wine tour was spectacular! It was so nice to get out of the city and see the beautiful countryside. The vineyards you took us to were wonderful and we loved all the cavas and wines we tried. I am currently looking up one of them on a website they gave us! Thank you so much showing us such a great time in Cataluna. I will be telling anyone I know that is heading there to get in touch with you! Hope you are doing well and are having a wonderful New Year so far-
Keever Carpenter.

Hello Paddy, Just a short note to express my thanks for a very pleasant wine tour and lunch enjoyed by myself and extended family last Tuesday. The Cavas were of a high standard and our hosts were charming. Lunch was great fun and a chance to eat authentic Spanish food. On top of all this we enjoyed great weather! We returned to a cold UK and its raining here in Wales as I write.
Many thanks for your help in making it fun for everyone and I wish you well for the future. Kind regards, Gwyn Jackson.

Dear Paddy, This is Katie from Colorado, Cara and I just took a tour with you this week on Tuesday. We had to rush off to catch the train back to Barcelona, so I didn't really get a chance to thank you for your time and great touring! I have done several wine tours in France, Italy and Napa and I really can't describe what an adventure and great time we had with you. You talk about wine in an approachable way and clearly have a passion for what you do. We told our friends in Barcelona that they have to get up and see you while they still live there and I will for sure send along anyone I know heading your way. Cheers, Katie Nierling

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...after conquering the castle of Sant Marti Sarroca

Paddy, First off, I wanted to thank you again for your guidance and hospitality on our recent tour of wine country—and Sitges—with you. Sarah and I both agree that it was one of the highlights of what was an incredible honeymoon. We’ve spoken glowingly of it with friends, so I would not be surprised if you hear from some other Americans soon when planning their upcoming trips to Spain. Thanks again, Chris & Sarah

Paddy, I just wanted follow up and thank you for the tour you gave my girfirends family and me. We had a great time and it was the highlight of my trip. I will be recommending you to anyone I know visiting Barcelona. Have a good one, Chris

Dear Paddy, I am writing to thank you for the perfect day of wine and food last week on 1 July. Shawn and I have arrived safely back in Texas, along with our wonderful wines from Penedes. Thank you so very much for an amazing day! First, let me compliment you on your outstanding knowledge of the area, its people, customs, and its viniculture. You have such an easygoing and informative manner, we knew right away that we were in the hands of a true expert.

We loved our first stop, meeting Marta in her generations-long family home. She was a true delight, explaining the different varietals so clearly. I especially appreciated how she plucked different grapes from the vine and lay them beside the corresponding bottle so that one could really grasp the connection from plant to finished product across the tasting of different varietals and styles. Her explanation of the hand-harvesting techniques her family still uses was very eye opening and has helped us understand the care and dedication required to create a vineyard. I am so glad we purchased her wine carrying case; it worked wonderfully well and survived three different transfers without difficulty.

Our second stop at Gramona was also terrific, especially walking three levels down into the caves to see each part of the cava process. To be able to descend into the caves and to examine the bottles was such a treat. Our guide was so charming, too, as she explained the cava making process as a life cycle, beginning with the yeast mother, and all the finished bottles as children. The vertical tasting itself was spectacular, with every successive bottle yielding a creamier, more delicious cava. We have become dedicated cava drinkers, and we have already located and purchased Gramona here in Texas!

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Professor Jaume Gramona's other Vintage

We also loved the local spot you chose for lunch. The food was so delicious, so very authentic and rustic. I am glad you encouraged us to try new dishes we had never had before. The wines complimented the food so well, and your explanations of the foods and the food traditions added an educational element to the lunch that we as educators much appreciated. The restaurant owners were lovely people who clearly take great pride in serving their guests.

Ending the day with Jean Leon was simply icing on the cake, as we say in the US—a delicious topping on a delicious day. We enjoyed learning about Jean’s life and times. He was truly an innovator who brought a new vision as well as new varietals to Penedes. It is good to see that a local winery can successful partner with a large company and retain its own unique identity. We cannot wait to share our special bottle of Zemis with our best friends here in Texas.

We have already begun looking for Penedes wines here at home, and happily, we’ve found several. Because of your marvelous tour, we have become much more conscious consumers of Spanish wines, now that we more fully understand the importance of supporting the local wine makers. Our day with you will always be a most cherished memory of our trip to Catalonia.
Warmest regards, Sandy Hansmann and Shawn Saladin.

Hi Paddy, It was totally unexpected for me to get on a bike and enjoy it, but enjoy it I did. Bill and I had a great time and I would heartily recommend the tour to inexperienced cyclists. The thought of the distance and heat is overwhelming but, with the van to fall back on, it becomes something not to be worried about. We will both heartily recommend you to our friends and colleagues, as we will Cal Mestre.
Best wishes, Lindy (& Bill)

Hi Paddy. Sorry we missed you, but just wanted to say
thanks once again for all your help and expert guidance during our
visit. We had a great time, learned a lot, and we ate and drank VERY well. I have to say that having you along for both days made a huge difference in the overall quality of the visits, and greatly enhanced the experience. Given that, I would definitely recommend the guided tour option to others instead of the self guided option, especially if they were not knowledgeable about
wines and/or the area. Sincerely, Dan.

My parents RAVED about the tour. I just spoke to them yesterday for the first time since they've been back, and they loved Barcelona overall. (Although apparently you guys happened to tie Madrid in the futbol standings and them win the championship the following kept them up a couple nights...but who doesn't like a party? Congratulations, too!)
They particularly loved the tour, and said their guide (another Patrick, I believe) was wonderful. The wines were great, and they got to spend about an hour and a half in the cellar of one of the wineries with the vineyard owner, who tapped some of his favorites for them. They also said that Patrick went above and beyond at the restaurant at the end of the tour.
All in all, it was a perfect experience for them. I cannot thank you enough for your help and flexibility. I'd certainly recommend you to anyone I know who's going to Barcelona, and I know my parents would, too. Paul

Hi Paddy, Thanks to all 3 of you for a wonderful day of wine, learning, food, and great company. I made Romesco de Peix (Colman Andrews’ Catalan Cuisine) for friends over the weekend, and thought of all of you. I think I left my heart and soul in Catalonia. Until we meet again – peace and love, Barbara.

Hi Paddy,
We thoroughly enjoyed our Penedes wine experience with you last week! Thanks for sharing your extensive knowledge and enthusiam about the region's wine and food. Your expertise and passion made the day a complete success. Thanks also to Beverley for finding you!
I have passed your contact information (see email below) to my colleagues in the Barcelona office and to the key event planner at US headquarters in Boston. I expect you will hear from Marta or Cathy. I hope to meet you again during a future visit to the lovely Penedes. Please feel free to use my comments in either email as a marketing testimonial for your business.
Best regards, Jennifer Canal

Hi Paddy,
Thank you for such a WONDERFUL experience! We had a great time and enjoyed every moment. Behzad and I loved that you gave us such in-depth information about not only the wines and wineries, but of Penedes and surroundings as well.
We especially enjoyed our lovely lunch - it was quite memorable. I can still taste the delicious duck and rooster :)
We hope to return soon and try out a bike tour. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who is traveling to Barcelona or abouts.
With sincere thanks, Shahrzad and Behzad,
P.S. I've attached a few of our photos as well

Hi Paddy,
We all agreed that the day with you was definitely one of the highlights of the trip...and yes, it did indeed exceed our expectations! Thank you so much for everything and once we download our pictures this weekend we will send you a couple.
I hope to be able to send clients your way and I did give your card to the hotel and told them how great you hopefully that might generate some business for you.
It is hard being back at work at a desk after exploring the beautiful country of Penede's just 4 days ago. Lori :)

Hi Paddy
Thank you again for a great tour - we really enjoyed ourselves! The rest of our time in Spain was fantastic. Our favorite meal of the trip was at Cal Pep - thanks for the recommendation! It was so fun and the food was amazing. We're back home in Seattle now and trying to adjust to life after vacation. If you ever make it out this way, we'd love to show you some fabulous Washington wines! Take care,

Beth and I want to thank you for a wonderful day on the 4th visiting Albet i Noya and Pares Balta. We apologize that the thank you has been so long in coming.
We enjoyed both vineyards very much, they were excellent choices to let us see the range of excellent wine making in the Penedès from Cava to outstanding red wines. With your guidance the tours really talked about the things we were interested in learning about and were ideal for where we are in our learning experience about the fine wines of the world. Our lunch was also most enjoyable with all the dishes that you selected. The only problem we had was one of us staying awake to get off the train at the right stop and back to our hotel for a nap.
We would highly recommend your tour and have mentioned it to all our friends who are considering a trip to Barcelona.
If you have a chance to email us the pictures that you took that day we would love to see them. We have several of you at both of the vineyards and would be happy to send those to you if you would like them. Again, our thanks for a most enjoyable and educational day.
Bill Stewart.

Dear Tracey
We want to thank you and the team for the wonderful excursion. We enjoyed the winetastaing and cycling trip hugely and for many of us it was the best bit of our holiday. Can you thank Paddy on behalf of all of us. He was a great guide, with a fine knowledge of wines, and routes and he took us to a great place for lunch. Do send him our regards.
Thank you so much, Yours Sincerely,Thushara, Louise, Sally, Candace and Jacqui.

Hi Paddy,
Nicole and I had a fantastic time on our Bike, Wine, & Cava tour in Penedes with you last month. Our experience truly surpassed the expectations we had! The tours of Torres and Pares Balta wineries were very different and unique, and we enjoyed every moment. We loved the many wines we got to taste (especially Absis at Pares Balta... we hope to find it here in the US!) The biking really added something special to the whole tour. The weather could not have been more perfect and the landscape was unbelievable. Thank you for being such a great guide on our tour of Penedes. We had so much fun!! I thought your tour was so great I am referring my parents! I have attached some pictures of Nicole and I on our tour with you in Penedes. If you have any good pictures we would love to see them too! Hope you are doing well.
Thanks! Cristina Scally,

Beth and I want to thank you for a wonderful day on the 4th visiting Albet i Noya and Pares Balta. We apologize that the thank you has been so long in coming.
We enjoyed both vineyards very much, they were excellent choices to let us see the range of excellent wine making in the Penedès from Cava to outstanding red wines. With your guidance the tours really talked about the things we were interested in learning about and were ideal for where we are in our learning experience about the fine wines of the world. Our lunch was also most enjoyable with all the dishes that you selected. The only problem we had was one of us staying awake to get off the train at the right stop and back to our hotel for a nap.
We would highly recommend your tour and have mentioned it to all our friends who are considering a trip to Barcelona.
If you have a chance to email us the pictures that you took that day we would love to see them. We have several of you at both of the vineyards and would be happy to send those to you if you would like them.
Again, our thanks for a most enjoyable and educational day.
Bill Stewart

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Diners, Nati and Juan at Cal Diari restaurant

Paddy – we had an absolutely wonderful time during our day with you. The pleasure of your company was delightful and the well of your knowledge about the region and its wines was bottomless. It was truly a day that my wife and I will treasure for a lifetime. I will definitely be singing the praises of El Moli Tours to all who will listen. Our only other trip outside North America was to Ireland. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we have the most fun when we are with the Irish.
I tried to attach a few pictures for you also, but that email got returned. I will forward them to you via snail mail. Please feel free to share them with our other hosts and let them know how much we appreciate their warmth and hospitality during our all too short time in Penedes.
Thanks again for the wonderful day, Tim & Sherry Miller, Pittsburgh, PA – USA

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Paddy and guests tasting at Cavas Ferret, Guardiola de Font Rubi

Hi Paddy, We recall fondly our day with you and have recommended you to many others and in fact, I wrote to Rick Steve's and suggested he include you in his new edition on Spain!! Take care and hope to see you some day - oh, we drank one of our bottles for Thanksgiving with our kids and both my sons - both wine lovers enjoyed it so much!!
Carol Cohen

Paddy, On behalf of myself and my friends, THANK YOU for a wonderful tour. We headed down to Sitges for the day on Thursday and had a glorious day. What a beautiful town....and we had perfect weather!
Best, Lori L. DeLaitsch, MPH

Hello Paddy-
I just wanted to tell you we had a fabulous time on our tour and our cava made it home safe =) Thank you sooo much for giving us a wonderful day! Cheers, Heather McNamee

Hi Tracy, Just getting around to writing you, but just wanted to let you know that the wine tasting tour with Paddy was extraordinary. We have been on lot of tours around the US/Europe, and never had such a great experience. Paddy's knowledge, and passion for subect matter really made the tour. The CD with pictures also freed up our time to enjoy tour. We will recommend this tour to anyone going to Barcelona.
Thanks, Bob and Kerry Garrity

Hi Paddy, I know you are taking my sister Genevièeve and her husband Normand on a beautiful bike-wine tour tomorrow...This litte e-mail is to wish you all a great day...good weather, great wine-tasting, a superb lunch, in other words a lot of fun..Bob and I are sending you the greatest vibes, as we truly enjoyed this day with you...We miss Spain...Thanks again...
Dominique Marcotte, Canada

Thanks so much for an awesome tour in Penedès. We had a fabulous time and it will be an experience we will remember always. We’ve told all our friends here in Seattle so, you may have other Seattlitas in the future.
Andrew and Alisha Brummett

Dear Paddy,
We had a great time with you and can say that Penedès was the high point of our stay in Spain.
Thank you once again and keep on biking
Bob Harding, Canada

Aloha Paddy,
It was great meeting you. All three of us really enjoyed our
day with you and have great memories and photos (even with my fainting
spell). Everyone keeps asking about our trip and we will be sure to
recommend you as I already have a friend planning to go in March. We hope to
come back one day as well.

Dear El Moli Tours,
I wanted to thank you for providing such a wonderful vacation experience for my fiancée and I. We very much enjoyed the biking tour of the Penedes region. Our experience with Paddy and El Moli Tours was truly wonderful. Paddy's familiarity with the region, knowledge of wine, the wineries and their personnel, not to mention his pleasant demeanor and enjoyable company truly made the trip memorable. It provided the perfect stage for my girlfriend and I to get engaged - a setting that will last a lifetime. I am very pleased with my experience with el Moli Tours. I will certainly recommend your services to anyone I know visiting Barcelona - I hope to return and try another of your tours one day. Thank you!

I wanted to tell you that Paddy quickly recovered from his server problems, we made reservations for Penedes, and had a fabulous time with him in wine country. I would highly recommend his services!!! Thank you very much for the referral!
Maureen Smith

Paddy, many thanks for the e-mail and picture; not too many people could claim to have a working environment to match the one shown in that picture.
We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days and likewise it was a pleasure to meet you and experience your adopted homeland. Penedes is a very special area, outstanding scenery and fascinating winelands producing some excellent wine. We are going to Mallorca next week so I will be looking out for some of the Penedes wines and Cavas when we visit the local supermarket to stock up.
You have developed an excellent tour and we hope to be able to interest some of our friends to visit you in the future and of course to make our own return visit .
regards and best wishes, Roger and Sue Hawkins

Hi Paddy, I just wanted to send you a little note to let you know what a fabulous time we had on your bike and winery tour last Saturday! Now that our trip is over, Stewart and I can definitely say that it was the highlight of our trip to Spain. I’m sure the other six people on our excursion are equally grateful for your flexibility in finding the last winery (Loxarel, Masia Can Mayol) that we visited. The hands-on mini-harvesting experience was the first for us. We enjoyed everything from biking, the scenery, the food and wine, the weather, to the company.
I will always savor the sweetness of fresh merlot grapes in my memories! Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
Sincerely, Liza Brown J

Hello Paddy! Thank you so much for making our trip to Spain even more special. We will never forget that day and both loved the tour and your company! We gave your brochures to the owner, Thomas, at the Australian Hostel in Barcelona on Universidad. Hopefully, it will give you some more business.
Thanks again for a great time and maybe one day we'll be back with our significant others!! Kerry

Dear Paddy, Ty and I are now back and finally rested from our speedy trip through Sweden, Denmark, and Barcelona. I wanted to send you a quick note to say that by far the best day we had was our day with you in the wine region of Penedes. Paddy was extremely knowledgeable (except where to park to NOT get a parking ticket), fun, friendly, and went way "above and beyond" to ensure the day was perfect. He picked us up on time from our hotel and dropped us off at 11:00 at night - way beyond his obligation as far as time goes. Breakfast, lunch, and his relationships with the wineries were priceless! I cannot thank you enough for coming through for us at the last minute! You can be sure that I will send people your way when vesting the regions you cover! Thank you so much for everything!!!
Kat & Ty

Charles and Paddy, Just wanted to say thank you to everyone concerned with our trip on Sunday. We had a great time and everyone thought Paddy did a great job. It was just what we were after.
We'll be in touch. With Best Wishes for the future, Christian.

Dear Paddy, The day was wonderful. The bike riding was fun, and just when we were starting to get tired we got in the car and rode to the wineries. By far, we liked Jean Leon better than the Torres winery.
Lunch was great as well. I will definitley recommend this to my friends when they travel to Europe.
Thanks, Leigh

I just wanted to tell you that my four friends and I had a great time on the tour!!! Paddy was an excellent guide. Paddy had said he wanted to know the name of the place we stayed at in Barcelona. It was Decimononico Apartments (Tel. + 34 93 319 16 61) and was very affordable and in the middle of everything. Thanks again for the tour!!! Tim Alfermann

Hey Paddy! We had a great time in Jan. doing the tour of Massana and Jean Leon with you! Attached are the photos I had on my camera of our tour. Know that there are more to follow from the others, but I wanted to get these out to you as the rigors of the real world are right back into affect. WE HAD A BLAST, and hope to do it again! Thanks, Justin and Shawna

I just wanted to let you know what a marvelous time my husband and I had with Paddy--his knowledge of the area and its wines, along with his gregarious and witty personality, made for a thoroughly enjoyable day, our favorite of the whole trip in fact. Thanks very much for making the arrangments on your end. We will definitely be recommending El Molí Tours to any of our friends and family who travel to Spain. Thanks,
Stacy Kirk

Hi Paddy, Thanks very much for the wonderful day in Penedès! That was a truly great start to a great holiday. I spent the following week walking in the eastern Pyrenées, including the Canigou peak, and left the region with the feeling that Catalunya would be a very nice place for a winter home away from Sweden. Enjoy the rest of the summer! Johanna Holmberg

Hi Paddy - I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful day in Penedes. Boyd and I had a great time and the wineries you chose were awesome (a great variety). Lunch was also perfect, very local...just the way we like it.
Aloha, Teri Bautista

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