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.