Barcelona Wine Country Tour - Penedès Wine and Cava
- Leave Barcelona city behind and venture into the stunning Penedès wine region
- Enjoy a private tour of the wineries of your choice from the wide variety of historical, high quality organic vineyards of the Penedès wine region
- Experience the tranquil, stunning countryside of Catalonia “away from the madding crowd”
- Immerse yourself in the charms of this Mediterranean region’s culture and heritage in an expert-led tour
- Have a traditional Catalan lunch in a local restaurant or have a gourmet Catalan picnic
Duration: Half day: approximately 4 hours. Full day: approximately 8 hours
Activity level: Light/Moderate
Tour leader Killian Driscoll and your chauffeur will pick you up from your chosen location, and you’ll start your tour driving out of the city with Killian introducing the day ahead, and answering any questions you may have.
You’ll travel to the Penedès wine region about 45 minutes south of Barcelona, where you will explore the fantastic wineries on the doorstep of Barcelona. The Penedès wine region is the heartland of Cava, the Spanish sparkling wine made with the traditional Champagne method. While the Penedès region is famous for Cava, the wineries also produce some remarkable whites, reds and rosés that you will get to try on the tours.
We have a short list of personal favourites of organic, award winning wineries we like to visit, and each is unique and appealing depending on the type of private wine tour you would like – tour options include driving or walking through the vineyards, exploring the ancient underground wine cellars, or a combination of these. All of the tours, of course, include wine and Cava tastings. (Technical tours on viticulture, oenology, technical tastings etc. are also available).
During the tours you’ll experience first hand the enthusiasm and pride of the local wine producers for their wines and their use of traditional techniques. All our short-listed favourites are family-run wineries, some dating back 15 generations of wine making.
Half Day Tour
For the half day tour (4 hours) you will enjoy a private tour of two wineries, that includes wine tastings along with light snacks (tapas, olives, cheeses etc.).
Full Day Tour
For the full day tour (8 hours) you will enjoy a private tour of three wineries, that includes wine tastings along with light snacks (tapas, olives, cheeses etc.). You will also enjoy a leisurely lunch in a local restaurant of your choice or your specially prepared, gourmet Catalan picnic.
Wine Tour Options
Do you want to dig deeper into the history and archaeology of the Penedès and Spanish wine culture? Take our The Archaeology of Wine – From Prehistory to Present, Penedès Tour where you can spend a day soaking in the fascinating history of the Penedès, and visiting some of its best wineries. Alternatively, you can take a look at our wine tours to other wine regions near Barcelona such as the Penedès to the south or Empordà to the north of Barcelona.