Postcards from wine country


Lovers of wine tourism say that the regions of Barcelona are a true paradise. And they say this because, in recent years, a lot of work has gone into developing tourism activities that reveal the diversity of the many different denominations of origin and, at the same time, provide opportunities to taste the wines produced by them. Interesting initiatives that bond the region to the world of wine. Would you like to find out more?   

The Penedès DO is the one that offers the greatest variety of tourism activities and opportunities to discover the secrets of cava and wine. In Vilafranca del Penedès, for example, you can enjoy a glass of wine in the bell tower of the Basilica of Saint Mary or gain entry to wineries that are true gems of modernist architecture. And in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, you can go on a dramatised trail that takes you back to the time of the phylloxera insect plague or visit the CIC Fassina Cava Centre

If Penedès DO is the largest denomination of origin, Alella DO is one of the smallest. But small does not mean insignificant. In Teià, you can visit the Roman winery in Vallmora – an archaeological site which demonstrates that vines were grown on the slopes of the Serralada de Marina mountain range over two thousand years ago. And in Alella, in mid-September, you can enjoy the Harvest Festival and sign up to one of the magnificent tasting and pairing workshops that take place there. 

The activities offered by the Pla del Bages DO will delight anybody who prefers more direct contact with the earth and spending an unforgettable time among the vines. Old and young alike can get involved in vineyard work or explore the area's dry-stone, wine vat-shaped buildings, constructed in the 19th century by producers to make their work easier.    

 


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