Classic Barcelona Wine Country, DO Penedès
It gives me great pleasure to welcome to you to this scenic, quiet, nature and culture filled region,
and to introduce you to the special places, people, the land and all its hidden charms,
This is old frontier territory with layers of history where the decendants of
Greeks, Romans, Moors, and the odd Irishman, work the land today.
Between the Mediterranean sea and the Juncosa mountains behind Penedes
diverse microclimates of limestone hills, clay plains, slate mountains and fruit farm valleys
produce about 6 thousand labels of quality wine and sparkling cava
Outside of the cities and away from the big wineries of Sant Sadurni and Vilafranca
there are thousands of traditional Masia farmhouses, vineyards and small wineries
and life purrs along at the gentle pace it has forever.
Come for the wine, and enjoy the old cities, shops and markets, village bistros, monestaries, castles and palacios. You will follow the quiet ancient back roads to sleepy villages and shady restaurants, cosy bed and breakfasts, and a rake of traditional festivals and events.
We visit all our old friends throughout the year. Old treasured haunts and new projects. There are always new wines and new styles to taste and the wineries are coming up with fresh activities to make us come. There is something great about a two thousand year tradition of sun and grape that continues to develop and reinvent itself.
So, come and join me for a classic day in Barcelona's back garden and you will remember Penedès forever.
Have a look at my collection of special food, wine and cultural experiences
and let me know if you have any special preferences
Cheers and bon dia
Paddy Magnum Mannion
Paddy and friends at Eudald Massana Noya
Charming villages, medieval castles, rustic restaurants, small select family wineries.
Exclusivity & luxury, the very best wineries, the finest cuisine.
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Josep Queralt looking for balance at Mont Rubi
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Penedès, Priorat, la Conca de Barbera, Montsant and Terra Alta DO wine regions,
a collection of innovative and well tended wine gardens that start one hour south of Barcelona city.
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