Priorat Wine Tours

Our Priorat Wine Tours From Barcelona

Our wine tours of the Priorat take you to explore one of Spain’s most beautiful and renowned wine region’s, in the province of Tarragona, an hour and a half’s drive south of Barcelona.

The Priorat’s wines have gained a reputation as some of the very best in Spain. The region’s unique climate and licorella slate soil provide the conditions to produce its sought-after earthy red wines. It is the only wine region in Spain, along with La Rioja, to possess the country’s top-tier DOCa classification (Denomiacion de Origen Calificada), and as such, is a required stop for any wine tour of Spain.

The Priorat’s dramatic countryside of shaded valleys and little villages tucked between rocky hills almost entirely dedicated to vineyards are reason enough to justify a visit. But its expert wineries are the main attraction here, making for an unforgettable wine tour.

Our private Priorat wine tours can be tailored to your tastes, and if there is a wine cellar you’d particularly like to visit, just let us know. For our standard wine tour, we’ll take you to two of the Priorat’s most acclaimed wineries and to an exciting smaller-scale winery to give you a clear insight into the methods and techniques needed for winemaking in the Priorat.

At each winery, you have a full guided tour that includes visiting the vineyards at one of them. After each tour, you have a guided wine tasting of their best wines.

After visiting two wineries in the morning, you have a table for a relaxed lunch at an excellent restaurant that creates amazing dishes with locally sourced produce all paired with some local wines, of course! After lunch, you visit the third winery on the tour before returning to Barcelona.

Tour highlights

  • A private wine tour of two of the Priorat's top wineries
  • Guided wine-tastings at each winery of some of their top wines
  • A table for lunch at a fantastic village restaurant*
  • A guided tour and tasting at an exciting new producer in the Priorat

Your Priorat wine tour can start from Barcelona or from wherever you are staying in Catalonia. The drive time from Barcelona to the Priorat is 1hr 45m.

*Lunch is not included in the price of the tour, expect to pay between €25 and €35 per person depending on menu choice

*(transport by Mercedes E Class or V Class with one of our friendly, English speaking drivers!)

Winemaking in the Priorat

The centuries-old tradition of wine-making in the Priorat goes back to Roman times. The region got its name later on, though, from the Carthusian Priory of Escaladei, whose monks cultivated and expanded the vineyards in the Middle Ages.

Little changed for centuries in the Priorat, but five visionary wine pioneers arrived in the 1980s, and together they set about transforming the Priorat’s fortunes. This group made up of René Barbier, Álvaro Palacios, Josep Lluís Pérez, Daphne Glorian, and Carles Pastrana is credited with starting the wine revival revolution in the Priorat and each is now producing some of the best wines in Spain.

How We Ensure You Have the Best Priorat Wine Tour Possible

We are grateful for all our wonderful contacts in the Priorat and are proud to be able to partner with top wineries like Clos Mogador, Clos de l’Obac, and Alvaro Palacios to name but three of them. We have also sought out exceptional lesser-known wine producers, each with their own special angle and skill set. The passion and love for their craft of all these wineries is palpable, and this energy and enthusiasm that they are happy to share with guests is the key to a great wine tour.

We would definitely recommend spending a couple of days in the Priorat to really get to know it and we work with some fantastic little hotels there. See our wine tours in Catalonia page for more details of a tailored 2 or 3-day trip to the Priorat and the surrounding area. Also recommended for wine lovers in the Priorat area is our Cathedrals of Wine tour which can 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 wine and cava tour from Barcelona.

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Tour duration 8 hours
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Anthony was able to take us to the best wine producers and restaurants in the Priorat region. He organised everything incredibly well and his flexibility, knowledge, professionalism and hospitality made our tour an amazing and unforgettable experience. Cannot recommend him and Barcelona Inside and Out enough!

Nikolai Malta

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