Would you like that idea? We will tell you how to do it on the outskirts of Barcelona, specifically in the wine region of Penedes.
It will take you 45 minutes to get from Barcelona to the wine estates of Penedes. Especially worth mentioning are the excellent sparkling cava wines, which have a rich tradition in the region.
Other cultural attractions in the area include the Museum of Catalan Wine Cultures in Villafranca del Penedès and the Iberian archaeological site on the Fonte de la Caña, which tells the story of the origins of the Penedès area's vineyards.
Wine tasting in Penedes: what wines does the region offer?
The wines of the Penedes are made both from traditional grape varieties and from new varieties that have been introduced in recent years. They are predominantly young wines with great characteristic aromas.
White wines tend to be fruity and fresh.
Red wines are characterised by an intense flavor and aroma, as well as an intense color.
Cava, a natural sparkling wine, deserves a special mention.
The taste of cava (sparkling wine) is unmistakable. "Cava" is a wine for solemn toasts and festive occasions, for intimate and magical moments... Sant'Sadurni d'Anoia may be considered the world capital of this drink.
What's there to see in Penedes?
Romanesque art: of particular interest is the monastery complex of San Sebastia del Gorgs, symbol of Romanesque art in Penedès, as well as the Castle of Helida or Castellet and the monumental Olerdola complex.
Modernism is especially present in the settlements of Sant'Sadurní d'Anoia, Vilafranca del Penedès and Hélida. One of the best examples is the Cavas Codorníu, designed by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
You can take a stroll along the well-marked paths and roads. They can be hiked, biked or horse-drawn. It will be a journey surrounded by vineyards.
Our tour will also introduce you to the rich local gastronomy and its many typical dishes.
Would you like more originality in your wine tour?
It's easy! The Casamiga Events team loves an unconventional challenge! Among the events we organise in the Penedes, we can offer you:
- Balloon flights over the vineyards
- Electric bike or horse riding tours
- Parties with live music under the stars
- Wine and snack tastings
- Meet the winery owners
- Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Interesting ideas such as:
- Blind tapas tasting
- Sensory entertainment to explore flavors and aromas
- Chillout parties among the vineyards
- Massages and baths based on grapes and grape products.
Route from Barcelona to Penedes
The Comarca of Penedes is located in Catalonia in north-eastern Spain, between the provinces of Barcelona and Tarragona. Barcelona and Reus airports are the closest to Vilafranca del Penedes and Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, the main settlements on this wine route.
Alternatively, from these towns you can get to Penedes via the AP-7 toll motorway if you prefer to rent a car or make the journey on your own. The journey takes less than an hour. The same motorway, the AP-7, also connects Comarca with France.
If you're not driving, then we can arrange a transfer from Barcelona airport to your hotel and arrange a private driver for you on the Penedes Wine Route.
Choose a private wine tour to Penedes from Casamiga Events to enjoy the perfect holiday!
Learn more about our programs in Penedes
Are you interested? Then get in touch with us at the contacts listed on the website! Or email us, and we will tell you more about our programs: