Wine Tour in Priorat and Olive Oil Tour
Sony, Wlad, Erni & Sonny- Northern California, USA
When traveling in Spain last year Sep 2019, we were looking for a customized, private wine
experience that was unique. We considered Rioja and Ribeira del Duero, but instead chose a
private tour of the Priorat wine region while we were in Barcelona.
We couldn't have been happier with our choice.
Our guide (and driver) Feliciano picked us up at our hotel.
He was personable and knowledgeable about the region, history and culture and had a wonderful
sense of humor to boot! He was absolutely amazing. We all fell in love with him, his wit &
knowledge of wines and Barcelona of course.
The staff at Rutas del Vino/Vintage Spain were extremely knowledgeable and responded quickly to our inquiries,
and presented a couple of choices. Ultimately, we chose a private tour (four of us in our party) to a small,
family-owned winery with a charismatic owner who turned out to be one of the pioneers of the Priorat's
rise to prominence as one of the world's new great wine regions.
We were greeted by Carlo, the owner of Clos de l’Obac, who proceeded to give us insight and a history of
the renaissance of Priorat wines, including his personal story of how his winery grew in fame and reputation.
Meeting Carlo was one of humbleness and his steadfast philosophy makes him a one of a kind pioneering winemaker.
We ended with an extensive tasting in a private room and were guided through several vintages of excellent wines,
with commentary from the founder along with personalized tasting menu. This was an unforgettable experience for us all.
We followed up with a gourmet lunch at a rustic restaurant nearby, paired with (of course) wines from the region.
We capped it off with a tasting and conversation about olive oil at an artisanal producer nearby.
We grabbed a handful of cans for souvenirs, and headed back in our air conditioned van to Barcelona.