Penedes Wine. Day trip from Barcelona

Penedes is only 45 minutes south of Barcelona. It is the perfect relaxed one day excursion, where you will enjoy the Spanish bubbly, sparkling wine or cava, but also red and white wines. You can spend a nice day in Penedes visiting some wineries or visiting just a winery and the astonishing Montserrat Abby located at the top of a rocky mountain. Lunch will be traditional Catalan cuisine.
  • PENEDES WINE AND CAVA TOUR (Duration 8 to 9h). Visit 2 or 3 wineries and traditional lunch. Penedes produces sparkling wine or cava and also red and white wines.
  • WINE, CAVA AND MONTSERRAT (Duration 9h). Visit the astonishing Montserrat Abby, followed by a traditional lunch and continue with a winery visit with a cava and wine tasting,
  • Penedes short wine tour (6h). Visit one winery and lunch

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Summary
The Penedes region is well known in Spain because of its CAVA - Spanish name for sparkling wine. But there are also a lot of wineries that successfully elaborate both cava and still wines: red, white and rose. The landscape in Penedes is spectacular, sea and mountains, with small towns on top of the rolling hills, farms, beautiful vineyards and a great amount of bodegas - wineries. On top of that, people are very kind and hospitable and food is fabulous. You can find the modern and innovative gastronomy that is giving Cataluña world recognition, side by side with traditional dishes. And of course, there are the wineries; some of them are real architectural jewels modernistic style.

We have different tours in the Penedes area depending if you want to include Montserrat and the time

Penedes cava and wine tour: The Penedés region is only forty five minutes away from Barcelona but there is a dramatic contrast between them, from the big city to the rural area. This is the perfect relaxed one day excursion, where you will discover the Spanish bubbly, sparkling wine or cava, but also fabulous red and white wines. From Barcelona you can spend a nice day in Penedés visiting a couple of wineries before enjoying Catalan cuisine with a traditional lunch paired with Penedes wine. After lunch you can go back to Barcelona or visit another winery. 

Wine, cava and Montserrat Abby tour:The astonishing Montserrat Abby located at the top of a rocky mountain, in the way to Penedes, is a singular place both because of the geological formation and the Abby itself. The rocks that form the mountain are distinguishable from kilometers away. The sanctuary founded on the XI century as the home of the La Moreneta (the Black Virgin), it is now a magnificent Monastery and Basilica. To combine Montserrat with wine and cava in Penedes, we recommend you do a good visit to the Abby in the morning, listen to the Escolania or Boy´s Choir, have a traditional Catalan lunch and then visit a winery after lunch, where you will taste some wine and sparkling cava before returning to Barcelona.
NOTE: You can also do a quick stop to visit Montserrat Abby with two wineries, but please consider than the time allocated for winery visits and lunch will be shorter and the duration of the tour will be 10h.

Short Wine Tour to Penedes (Duration 6h). If you don’t have a lot of time, you can just visit a winery and have lunch or dinner, either at the winery or in a restaurant

 If you want more information about this tour, or you want us to customize the tour for you please contact us.

NOTES:

  • Wineries will be selected depending on availability and your personal preferences, we can always try to include the ones you prefer
  • Usually you will taste a minimum of two or three wines on each winery; more extensive tastings can be included.
  • Although this is a private tour we do not guarantee that the winery visit will be just for your group unless specifically requested. Please let us know if you prefer to have a private tour and tasting.
  • Please keep in mind that Sunday is the worse day to visit wineries, Saturday is not great either but better than Sunday. However, we could arrange for a tour those days as well.
  • If you have a specific budget let us know, we can consider it.
  • These  tours can be done starting with 2 people.
  • If for any reason any given establishment is not available during the dates requested, we will change the winery, hotel or restaurant for a different one within the same category and level of service.
Itinerary and wineries
SAMPLE PROGRAMS
These programs are just samples that we can customize for your. Let us know what you would like and we’ll be happy to prepare a wonderful tour for you.

WINERIES: One shouldn’t forget that Penedés is the home of Torres winery one or the largest Spanish wine producers and Codorniu or Freixenet, two of the largest cava producers in Spain. We can visit these places, but maybe you prefer if we visit some small family facilities producing wine and cava like Pares Balta, Albet I Noia, Gramona or Cavas Nadal, or boutique modern wineries like Jean Leon.

DURATION: Start at 9.00 h and you can expect to be back around 18.00 h, depending on the traffic. Approximate duration about 9h. Duration is 10h if you include 2 wineries and Monserrat Abby

  PENEDES WINE AND CAVA TOUR ( Duration aprox 9h: 9.00AM – 6.00PM)
9.00 AM. Pick up from your hotel in Barcelona
10.00 AM. First winery visit with wine tasting
12.00 PM. Second winery visit with wine tasting
2.00 PM. Traditional lunch
4.00 PM. Visit another winery or back to Barcelona
You can do a quick visit to Montserrat Abby, however we’ll need to shorten the wineries and lunch time. If you really want to do a full visit of Montserrat we recommend just one winery visit.

   WINE, CAVA AND MONTSERRAT ( Duration aprox 9h: 9.00AM – 6.00PM)
09.00 AM. Pick up from your hotel in Barcelona
10.00 AM. Visit Montserrat Abby
1.30 PM. Traditional lunch
3.30 PM. Winery visit after lunch and back to Barcelona.
 
  WINE, CAVA AND MONTSERRAT (2 wineries / Duration aprox 10h: 8.30AM - 6.30PM)
8.30 AM. Pick up from your hotel in Barcelona
9.30 AM. Visit Montserrat Abby
1.00 PM. Winery visit with wine tasting
2.30 PM. Traditional lunch
4.00 PM. Visit another winery.
5.30 PM. Back to Barcelona with expected arrival al 18.30h
If you really want to do a full visit of Montserrat we recommend just one winery visit

   SHORT WINE TOUR TO PENEDES (1 winery / Duration aprox 6h: 11.00 AM – 5.00PM)
11.00 AM. Pick up from your hotel in Barcelona
12.00 PM. Winery visit with wine tasting
2.00 PM. Traditional lunch
4.00 PM. Back to Barcelona with expected arrival at 5.00PM
Map

Approximate driving times: 

 Barcelona – Penedes: aprox 1h