A Tour of Catalonia’s Majestic Cathedrals of Wine
This wine tour unique to Catalonia takes you to the region of Tarragona to explore Catalonia’s wine cathedrals and enjoy some of their produce. These spectacular buildings are cooperative wine cellars built in the early 1900s in the Art Nouveau style of Catalan modernism by Gaudi’s contemporaries, such as Cesar Martinell.
Built with high ceilings and a nave big enough to house the cooperatives’ large-scale fermentation tanks, it’s the dimensions and form of the buildings that gave the wine cathedrals their name. But what makes these buildings special is the beauty of their structure, typically of fine parabolic brickwork arches and neo-gothic windows. This combined with their details of decorated ceramic tiles makes them fine monuments to the god Bacchus!
This wine tour takes you to three wine cathedrals; Pinell de Brai and Gandesa in the Terra Alta appellation and Falset in the Priorat appellation. At each wine cathedral, you have a guided tour explaining their history and function that’s followed by a wine tasting of their best wines.
Pinell de Bria also has an excellent restaurant attached which is where you have a table booked for a relaxed lunch, paired with local wines. After lunch, it’s on to Falset, the capital of the Priorat region to see the final cooperative of the day.
- We pick you up at your hotel for the drive down to Tarragona
- You have a guided tour with wine tasting at each of the three wine cooperatives
- Your first stop is the wine cooperative of Gandesa in the Terra Alta D.O.
- Next we take you to Pinell de Brai, probably the most iconic of the three wine cathedrals
- You have a leisurely lunch at the Pinell de Brai winery
- After lunch it's on to Falset to see the third wine cathedral, before returning to Barcelona
Let us know if you would like to spend a couple of days exploring the three wine regions of Tarragona – Priorat, Terra Alta, and Monsant. See our wine tours in Catalonia page for more details.
Or see our Priorat Wine tour which can also be a day trip from Barcelona or part of a longer stay.
And if sparkling wines are more your thing have a look at our Penedes cava tour from Barcelona.
Contact us today for enquiries and bookings for this tour.
Cathedrals of Wine Tour
Tour duration 8 hours
Tour price From €750 from Barcelona. Please contact us for a quote as the price will vary depending on group size and location
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