Discover Catalonia through its wines
Catalonia is one of Spain’s most exciting wine regions, producing some of the the country’s best wines as well as nearly all its cava.
Our tailor-made, private, luxury wine tours get you to the heart of this part of Spain, opening the doors of top wineries, where you meet the producers and learn all about the secrets of their art and the land behind their wines.
Many wine experts agree that Spain’s wines are overlooked and as with its olive oil, much of Spain’s grape harvest gets exported to make great wines in France and Italy.
In reality Spain produces some of the world’s best wines and Catalonia with its 12 wine regions is home to many of them, including those of the Priorat – now considered one of the country’s best appellations.
Catalonia’s small size means you can discover a lot of fine wines with distinct characters without having to cover great distances. And there’s the added attraction of Catalonia’s spectacular scenery; some of the most beautiful in Spain.
We take you to Catalonia’s best wineries including some exciting newcomers to the wine scene. Our guides are experts in the region and we also make sure you also have plenty of opportunity to discover Catalonia’s world renown gastronomy, beautiful countryside and its unique culture.
Our services start on your arrival with your airport transfer and continue until we see you safely back to your return flight. While you are here you’ll stay at the best boutique hotels and luxury B&B’s in the region, all hand-picked by us and each with its own special character and charm. We also book tables at some fantastic local restaurants, making sure you experience the best of Catalonia’s excellent regional cooking.
The Priorat and Penedes regions
The Priorat region is without a doubt a major destination for any wine tour in Spain. A region that has completely reinvented itself in the last 20 years, it used to be infamous for its poor wines, but nowadays is renowned for producing some of Spain’s most sought-after wines.
This huge change in Priorat’s fortunes is due in large part to two of its producers Rene Barbier and Alvaro Palacios, who both understood the true potential of the region’s poor licorella slate soil and have learnt how to get the very best from it.
Priorat’s neighbour, Montsant, is catching up with it fast and together their intense, earthy, red wines make for a fantastic wine tour in some of Spain’s most beautiful countryside.
More than Wine!
We can adapt your tour to your own tastes and needs. You might like to extend your stay with a couple of nights in Barcelona’s romantic Gothic Quarter, spend a few days at a beach side retreat, or take an unforgettable hot-air balloon trip over Catalonia’s beautiful countryside – with a Cava breakfast included. Ask us for suggestions when you get in touch.
We offer self-drive or chauffeur driven options on our tours. In either case all the details of your stay are taken care of and there will be people waiting for you at your destinations.
All our tours are private for small groups, couples or solo-travellers. .
7 day wine tour of Catalonia – The Penedes, Priorat and Monsant
This tour combines fine wine with wonderful local food and culture to provide you with the perfect introduction to Catalan wines and the country that produces them. Your travels take you from the Penedes, home to 96% of the worlds cava production, to the Priorat and Monsant regions, where you’ll discover what are unarguably some of Spain’s finest reds. You’ll meet the regions’ top producers who’ll tell you all about the processes and history behind their wines and you’ll also be shown round and given tastings by our friendly, local expert wine guides.
Remember this tour is just an example; all our tours are tailor-made and we can adapt them to perfectly meet your tastes and needs. If wine is just one of your passions you might like to explore more or add a few days to your holiday at a charming seaside hotel. Let us know what you are looking for.
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A charming 9-room boutique hotel right in the centre of Barcelona will be your home-away-from-home for your first night here.
We’ll make sure you see its top sights, such as Gaudí’s magnificent Sagrada Família (organised by us so you won’t have to queue) as well as some of its most enchanting corners.
For lunch we take you on a private gastronomy and tapas tour of some of Barcelona’s best venues as way of an introduction to Catalan food. In the evening you can sample a couple of local vintages relaxing on the terrace of a specialist wine bar, before dinner at an atmospheric local restaurant.
You visit two contrasting wineries in Spain’s cava capital Sant Sadurni. Your first stop is one of the few producers who age their cavas for up to 12 years. This family firm is in its sixth generation as cava producers and the tour of their premises is fascinating. Your second stop is a smaller family run winery, producing excellent cavas with an evident passion for their profession.
Your award-winning 5 star hotel is very much in keeping with the wine theme as it is attached to another vineyard. It has an excellent restaurant with an inspired and reasonably priced menu, where you’ll be booked in for dinner. If you need to wind down the hotel offers wine or cava baths in the privacy of your room along with a variety of other wellness treatments and massages.
On your second day here you explore hotel’s vineyards, have a guided wine tasting and visit the nearby town of Villafranca, where you are booked into one of our hand-picked restaurants for supper. You may also be able to see the famous local troop of Castellers practicing their incredible human towers.
Priorat and Montsant
More fine wines await you in the beautiful Priorat and Montsant regions, along with rugged scenery, royal pantheons, and remote villages. Priorat wines are among the best in Spain with producers like Alvaro Palacios from the Rioja and Catalan, Rene Barbier behind the revival and enormous success of the region. A large part of Priorats’ wines’ success is down to the characteristic slate licorella soil of the region.
You’ll be staying in a beautifully restored, early 19th-century mansion set in an lovely medieval village. Between tastings you can visit the magnificent monastery of Poblet, ancient resting place of the Catalan kings or the hilltop village of Siurana. In the evenings you’ll enjoy dinners of local specialities at our handpicked restaurants complete with expert wine pairings.
Back to the airport for your flight home and we say “Fins Aviat!” (Catalan for “hope to see you again soon”
Price from € 1350 pp (based on two people sharing)
If you’d like more information about this tour or would like us to customize a tour for you please contact us.
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