Overlook spectacular vineyards, sipping sparkling Cavas

Barcelona has a fabulously privileged location- the Mediterranean Sea on one side, mountains nestled around it and the Penedès wine country less than an hour south. We have created this luxurious Mercedes chauffeured wine tasting short tour for wine lovers visiting Barcelona looking for a VIP experience. Your private driver will pick you up at your Barcelona hotel or airport and you will be swept away for three amazing days in the Cava winelands. The ancient wine region of Penedès has been producing wine since Phoenician times and has been famous internationally since the 19th century when many of the big Chateaux style estates (like Codorniu and Freixenet) began to export their traditional method sparkling Cava wines. Cava is made with the native Catalan grapes Xarel.lo and Parellada and often blended with Chardonnay and Macabeo (a grape known as “Viura” in other Spanish wine regions such as Rioja).

In the last few decades, the Penedès has become synonymous with ultra-high quality red wines with pioneering Miguel Torres and Jean Leon making waves in the wine world with cult wines “Mas la Plana” and “Zemis”. The region is home to hundreds of wineries, from enormous “Modernista” (similar to Art Noveau) cellars to small boutique wineries, nearly all family owned. Apart from vineyards, Penedès is also home to scenic olive groves, peach trees, and almonds. The cuisine here is Mediterranean, with a focus on seafood, fresh vegetables, olive oil and wine. On this trip, you will visit a variety of contrasting cellars and enjoy vineyard tours followed by spectacular private wine tastings. Gastronomy plays a major role and you will dine in some of the best eateries in the area. Want to splurge on a luxurious wine tasting experience while in Barcelona? Contact us for more information and your personalized quote.


Penedes Wine Tour Highlights:

  • Private Visits and VIP Wine Tastings
  • Gastronomic experiences at a variety of top eateries
  • Luxury Chauffeured Mercedes
  • Visit idyllic towns including Subirats, Vilafranca del Penedès and Sitges

Below is a suggested Itinerary for your private Penedes Wine Tour

  1. Barcelona-Penedès

    Classy Cava

    Mirador de las Caves
    Mirador de las Caves
    • Overnight at 5* Mas Tinell
    • Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Mercedes with driver

    Your chauffeur driven luxury Mercedes will collect you this morning in Barcelona (hotel, airport or port). And you will head south to the gorgeous Penedès wine country, about a one-hour drive. Your first visit will be at the fabulous Agustí Torelló estate, it is here that the prestigious Kripta is made, especially well known for its unique amphora shape bottle. After a private tour, enjoy a VIP tasting of their top cavas including their lively brut, gran reserva and the renowned Kripta. You will move on to Llopart next, here the family have been producing delicious cavas since the end of the 18th century, steeped in family tradition it makes for a very interesting tour, finishing with some of their finest bubbles of course.

    Lunch will follow at the beautiful Mirador de las Caves, located in the town of Subirats. The setting is stunning, you will not be disappointed by the striking views of the Montserrat Mountains. Here the specialty is the barbecue, everything you can imagine is barbecued to perfection with a mouth-wateringly good authentic wood flavor. It is then just a 25-minute drive to Vilafranca del Penedès, enjoy a digestive stroll around the town, taking in the historical Basilica of Santa Maria and do a spot of shopping in the gourmet shops. Or if you are feeling more energetic you can pedal through the vines on a vineyard bike tour. Before your chauffeur will transfer you to your unique hotel, the Mas Tinell right in the heart of the vines. This multi-award winning hotel is quite unforgettable with its design inspired by the riddling rack as well as featuring a Gaudi style mosaic on the roof. The wine theme continues in the rooms, including some heavenly grape-based products for bathing

     

  2. Touring in Wine Country

    Top Reds of the Penedès

    En Rima Gastronomic Space
    En Rima Gastronomic Space
    • Overnight at 5* Mas Tinell
    • Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Mercedes with driver

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, before meeting your chauffeur and heading just a few kilometers down the road to the family-run Pares Balta estate. Your passionate hosts will enthusiastically lead you through a very personalized VIP tour, explaining their immensely successful organic viticultural practices. You will then taste their range which includes some excellent still whites as well as exceptional cavas, but the star of the show here is their cult red wine Absis. Then it’s just a 20-minute drive to neighboring Albet I Noya; steep terraces carved into the Western slopes of the Ordal Mountains provide optimum ripening for the organically cultivated vines at the Can Vandrell estate. You will enjoy a private tour of the immaculate cellar before sitting for a tasting including their prized Lignum Red.

    Lunch follows at Cal Xim, where traditional, seasonal Catalan cuisine is lovingly prepared. A huge wood-fired grill takes center stage, is used to cook to perfection local game and vegetables. The lamb and pig cheeks also come highly recommended and all washed down with more sublime Penedès wines from their cracking selection. Take some time to wander around the village after lunch before your chauffeur will drop you back to your plush abode. You will have time to visit the onsite winery and sample their wines before getting ready for dinner. The En Rima Gastronomic Space is a captivating concept; besides the luscious masterpieces presented in every dish, you will appreciate the dedication to the Slow Food and Km 0 concept. Such delicacies may include; “Beetroot with Duck Truffle”, “Quail Marinade with prawns and crunchy vegetables” or “Black Penedès Rooster with Cabernet reduction, hazelnuts and dried peach” – exquisite!

  3. Penedes - Sitges - Barcelona

    Convivial Wines and Paella in Sitges

    Gramona winery
    Gramona winery
    • None
    • Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Mercedes with driver

    This morning you will start with a VIP tour and tasting at Gramona. Not only will you enjoy sampling and savoring their stellar wines, but delight in hearing the romantic story about how Gramona came about, from supplying wine to phylloxera ridden France, love, dedication and hard work, quickly becoming recognized as pioneers in the world of Cava. Then it’s just a 15-minute drive on to Nadal, which boasts an as equally engaging history, founded in 1510 and consistently passed from father to son through the generations. Stroll around the picture perfect vineyards and bewitching cellars or for the slightly more adventurous, you have the option of taking it in by Segway. They are all about experiences here and your tasting will be accompanied by a range of aperitifs including local cheeses, cured Iberian hams, and chocolate.

    We then have a wonderful farewell lunch prepared for you at Fragata, in Sitges. You will very quickly realize why Sitges is named the “Jewel on the Mediterranean”; glistening waters lap the pristine shore and the palm-lined boulevard and pretty narrow streets are idyllic to amble along. Your table awaits on the terrace looking over the marina, Fragata has proudly served some of the best paella and seafood dishes in the area for over 50 years. After your magnificent lunch, take a digestive walk around this delightful town before your chauffeur will transfer you back to Barcelona. Drop off at Barcelona, airport, port or desired location – Buen Viaje!

More information

If you would like us to customize an exclusive, luxury tour for you, get in touch with us and let us know your travel plans. We offer luxury food and wine tours for private groups of minimum 2 guests. All of our private, chauffeured tours are available year round upon request.

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Cellar Tours

Cellar Tours is a Luxury Travel Specialist, operating since 2003 and offering exclusive Mercedes chauffeured Gourmet Vacations in Chile, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain. We specialize in luxurious custom designed vacations, events and incentives related to food and wine. We are proud members of Slow Food, UNAV (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).

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