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Penedes wine region

Top wine tourism and wine country near Barcelona

In Catalonia, there are as many as 11 Denomination of Origin with a wine-making tradition dating back to centuries in certain cases. The Catalunya Denominations of Origin is the only one that has been created in more recent years, and its vineyards cover the whole Catalonia territory. Penedes is the most famous region out of all of the wine regions in Catalonia.

Cava is produced in Penedes, though it holds an appellation by itself. Cava is Spain´s most famous sparkling wine and it is produced mainly in Penedes. Catalonia holds 90% of cava production, in an area comprised between Barcelona and Tarragona; The remaining 10% is shared among other regions. In case you do not have much time to do the full route yourselves, 1 Day Wine tours from Barcelona offer a great opportunity to learn about cava production and visit some of the most important cava and wine producers in the region.

This wine route is one of the most visited routes in Spain due to its many assets: it is close to Barcelona and Tarragona, two dynamic cities, and to the Mediterranean coast, and it provides us the unique opportunity to visit key players in cava production in Spain.

Seaside and vineyards in Penedes - Wine route

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1- Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most touristic cities in Spain. Barcelona boasts an impressive architecture, especially with its monuments designed by Gaudí such as the Sagrada Familia, the Park Güell, etc. Tourists can enjoy a wander round its beautiful gothic district, along the sea front (paseo marítimo), or visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. Barcelona offers history, proximity to the seasinde and also to “wine-land”. You can enjoy a short-break in Barcelona and enjoy a 1 day wine trip to visit some of the famous wineries in the Penedes region.

Arch of a cava cellar in Penedes

2-Sitges

Sitges is a seaside town famous for its festival, and it is culturally rich. Many modernist buildings on the seafront as well as the charming church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa and the typical calle del Pecat make a rtip to Sitges unforgettable. Although the area of Sitges is not really famous for its wine-making tradition, there are indeed vineyards belonging to the Denomination of Origin of Penedés. Besides, each year in September there is a wine harvest festival, which usually coincides with the gastronomic days of the xató (delicious salad with salted fish).

3-Vilanova i la Geltru

Villafranca is the “town of wine”. Visitors can find out more about its interesting wine history and activities at the Museum of Wine. The tourist Office also organizes guided wine tours, which include a wander around the vineyards. The town of Vilanova is interesting for its monuments such as the basilica of Santa María, The Palace of Fraret, the church of Sant Joan, as well as a good display of modernist buildings.

4-Vilafranca del Penedes

Villafranca is the “town of wine”. Visitors can find out more about its interesting wine history and activities at the Museum of Wine. The tourist Office also organizes guided wine tours, which include a wander around the vineyards. The town of Vilanova is interesting for its monuments such as the basilica of Santa María, The Palace of Fraret, the church of Sant Joan, as well as a good display of modernist buildings.

5- Sant Sadurni d’Anoia

Sant Sadurni d’Anoia is the home of cava, where 90% of Spanish cava is produced. To get there, we recommend you take the road B24 which goes through the Penedés vineyards, and you will go through Sant Pau d’Ordal and Subirats where you can see a great number of typical masías. Once in Sant Sadurni, you will be able to learn about the history of cava, dating back to 1872 when Josep Raventós produced the first bottles.

Cavas in a cellar in Penedes

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