Private wine tours Penedès – selection of organic vineyards

Macabeu grape variety, Penedès

Visitors to the Penedès wine region are spoilt for choice for private tours of wineries and vineyards. One of the iconic wine regions of Spain, the Penedès has an optimal climate and geographical position for wine growing. This is evidenced by the hundreds of wineries in the region that is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea … Read more

The archaeology and history of Catalonia, Part 1 – first hominins

Homo heidelbergensis group, Atapuerca, by artist Mauricio Antón. From http://www.nationalgeographic.com.es/historia/grandes-reportajes/atapuerca-la-cunade-los-humanos-mas-antiguos-de-europa_7021/3

A million years before modern humans (Homo sapiens) inhabited present-day Catalonia, this northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula was home to communities of hominins who shared the landscape with other large fauna such as mammoth, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, as well as carnivores such as hyena, jaguar, and wolf. Compared to later periods of prehistory, we have … Read more

Gourmet picnic Barcelona and Catalonia

Penedès gourmet picnic Catalonia

One of the many joys of life in Catalonia is packing up a picnic basket and driving to an idyllic spot to lunch in the countryside. Blessed with a Mediterranean climate, and positioned in the northeast of the Iberian peninsula, visitors and locals alike are able to picnic all year round in most parts of … Read more