5 Best Wine Tours and Experiences in and around Barcelona
Catalonia is one of the most dynamic wine regions in Spain with 12 DOs (Denominación de Origen Protegida in Spanish) : Alella, Cataluña, Cava, Conca de Barberà, Costers del Segre, Empordà, Montsant, Pla de Bages, Tarragona, Terra Alta, Penedès. There are plenty of places to explore and a wide variety of wines to taste.
If you have a limited time in Barcelona, we would advise you to attend a wine tasting in the city center. The company Wine Tasting Barcelona organises daily tastings to discover Catalan wines and Spanish wines. It is a nice and effective way to discover the diversity of catalan and spanish wines in only 1h30.
But if you are staying a little bit longer in Barcelona and you want to explore the countryside, the Penedès wine region is definitely the place to go.
The Penedès wine region is the most important and most dynamic wine region in Catalonia. The region is famous worldwide for its sparkling wines called “Cava”, but also for its wide range of still wines of many colours and styles.
This Penedès wine region is also the easiest one to visit from Barcelona. With more than 250 wineries located only 50 kilometers away from the capital of Catalonia, the Penedès region is the perfect spot for a day trip around Barcelona.
Some companies organize guided tours to this region, but most of them will pack you in a 50 seats bus to visit “big and commercial wineries”.
Some local, reliable and professional companies like Penedes Ecotours, Wine Tour Barcelona or Wine Tasting Barcelona organize daily tours in small groups and private tours to boutique wineries. They offer half-day and full day tours by train, bike or minivan to discover the most authentic places of this wine region.
We selected for you 5 of the most rewarding tours and experiences related to wine in and around Barcelona:
Bike & Wine Tasting in the Penedès wine Region – Daily Tour
Discover all the secrets of making wine and cava with this small group bike tour. Stroll around the most beautiful wine routes of Penedès with a wonderful view of Montserrat. Visit an authentic family-owned winery and enjoy 2 tastings of exquisite organic wines and cavas! It`s all about landscapes, winemakers, stories, anecdotes, jokes, good things to eat and good wines and cavas to drink!
Self-Guided Wine & Bike tour in the Penedès wine Region – Self-guided tour
Explore the Penedès wine regon at your own. Along with cycling through vineyards, you can visit wine cellars and gastronomic restaurants, and discover stunning historic towns set amidst vineyards. The Self-Guided bike tour allows you to discover the most authentic part of the Penedès wine region with direct contact with the winemakers and their wineries.
Penedes Tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Winery – Private Tour
Travel to the Penedes wine region in the Catalan countryside. Relax and discover the scenery on the coach ride. Stop in 2 typical wine cellars for a tasting and enjoy a lunch from the beautiful terrace of a winery. The company provide luxury transportation service in 9 Passengers Mercedes Vito
Introduction to Catalan Wines – Daily Tour
During this 1h30 tasting, you will taste five famous Catalan wine regions (white, rose, red, sparkling, natural wine) where you’ll discover what makes these wines unique and traditional of their territory.
Wine and Tapas Pairing – Daily Tour
Taste 5 typical Wines and cavas from Catalonia with the most typical tapas from the Spanish cuisine: Patatas Brava, Pimientos del padrón, Russian Salad, Ham & Cheese, tortilla, tomato bread,...
Guest Post from Penedès Ecotours, 8/1/2021