Classic Penedès Cavas, Food, Wines & Culture
Penedès is a beautiful, scenic wine region an hour south of Barcelona city. We visit small charming wineries where the owners and their families have spent generations getting the best from the land and the climate. We like lots of variety, so there will be sparkling wine producers as well as red, white and rosé wine specialists with plenty of Catalan culture, countryside and gastronomy in between.
We know and appreciate the special charms of the people and land, and we are are determined to show you the very best Sights, Foods, Wine & Culture that Southern Catalunya has to offer
Tasting at Jean Leon
Penedès and the other wine regions of Southern Catalunya are bursting with Iberian, Roman, Moorish, Romanesque, Gothic, Modernist and contempory architecture and culture.
Throughout the year the region purrs with festivals, wine and food events, theatre, cinema and art festivals, medieval pageants and local events.
We keep a close eye on the cultural calendar so you get in touch with and taste the genuine Southern Catalunya.
Ready to taste at Can Ramon, Sant Pere de Ribes.
Here is a sample Full Day Itinery. We regularly visit more than 30 wineries and rarely follow the same route twice.
Do let us know about your previous experiences and we will plan accordingly.
9.00 Catch train to Penedès
10.00 We meet you at the train station in Vilafranca del Penedès, the Wine Capital of Penedès and Cultural Capital of Catalunya during 2015
You will enjoy a visit to the historic centre of Vilafranca and
an introduction to Catalan wines at the Tavern of Vinseum, the Museum of the Culture of Wine
The Fruit & Veg market in Vilafranca
10.30 Winery visit and tasting at small award winning Cava sparkling wine producer
We visit prestige wineries such as Cavas Nadal, Gramona, Pere Guilera, Mas Tinell...
13.30 Tasting Lunch of local dishes on the shady terrace of a small village restaurant or in traditional Catalan "masia"
15.30 Winery visit and tasting at one of the region's most innovative organic wineries producing
a selection of limited production, high expression White and Red wines.
We visit the best and most innovative wineries such as Albet i Noya, Jean leon, Loxarel, Pares Balta...
Bottles of Cava ageing underground at Cavas Ferret.
17.00 Cultural visit to visit "la Madrona" Olive mill, or the Catanie chocolate shop or the "Castellers" human tower builders
18.00 Your special day in Penedes wine country concludes in the beautiful market town of Vilafranca del Penedès
Enjoy the Gothic and Modernist atmosphere as you relax and catch up on special item shopping
before returning to Barcelona
During the busier months we recommend you escape from Barcelona city
and enjoy a pampered quality night or two in Penedès farm house accommodation
Wine purchaces Bringing wine into the US
Note: We can arrange minivan transfers from Barcelona: however, we recommend you take advantage of the excellent train service between Barcelona centre (Plaza Catalunya) and Vilafranca del Penedès.
Train information from Barcelona to Penedes
Mercé, luxury travel in Penedès
Prices half day Cava Wine & Culture small group tour
Price 70 euros p.p. net
Luxury transport in Penedès from Vilafranca del Penedès train station
1 excellent winery visit and tasting of 4 wines
1 cultural visit to Vinseum the wine museum of Vilafranca
Expert multilingual guide
Prices Cava Wine Food & Culture full day small group tour
Price 155 euros p.p. net for 2 people
Price 125 euros p.p. net for 4 people+
2 exceptional winery visits and tastings
1 cultural visit, Castle, Vinseum, or Chocolate factory
Traditional Catalan tasting lunch with 9 dishes, wines and refreshments
Luxury minivan transport in Penedès from Vilafranca del Penedès
Expert multilingual curator and sommelier
Make this a private tour + 100 euros
Master of Wine comprehensive visits and tastings + 30 euros p.p.
Gourmet a la carte lunch + 30 euros p.p.
weekends and public holiday supplement + 20 euro p.p.
Barcelona transfers + 60 euros p.p (per group of 4)
prices include all fees and taxes including 21% iva sales tax
Booking & Payment
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Thank you for your interest in our services
Cheers and see you soon,
Visiting Gran Reserva specialists, Cavas Nadal