Wine, Tapas & Cava

Wine, Tapas & Cava


The silhouette of Montserrat mountain range majestically presides the horizon as you are driven through the countryside surrounding Barcelona. Fields of barley, wheat and vines compose everything you see. The sparkling flavors of the wines you just tasted still dance in your tongue. And the history of the families whose wineries you visited flutters in your mind. Succeeding generations that preserve tradition, the Spanish Civil War, long lasting lineages… You have escaped the fuss of Barcelona, and you are getting to know the authentic culture that conforms this territory. And its people. While sinking into the wine country, you meet face to face with the passion of its protagonists, who have shaped the region and preserved its culture with their hard work. And with their fabulous wines.


Tour description

Join us on this small-group half day afternoon wine tour that will provide you with an insight of two different wine-making regions in the area surrounding Barcelona. Departing from the very city center, our English-speaking local guide will first take you to the core of cava-making, D.O. Penedès. Beautifully crafted sparkling wines and local food await in Ca n’Estella cava winery to captivate your senses while you learn about the region and the fascinating history of the family who runs the cellar. A beautiful 18th century masia (the traditional Catalan country house) presides the estate of this small winery, where they are indeed proud to be small.

The winery is currently managed by Anna Vidal, the 3rd generation in this winemaker family to own the estate. If she is not abroad promoting her wines, she will be more than glad to welcome you to the property. It will be on the gorgeous veranda of her very own family house that you will be served traditional cuisine in the shape of local hot and cold tapas, paired with their top quality cava.

The winery’s Rabetllat i Vidal cavas and Clot dels Oms wines have been granted more than a hundred awards in very prestigious national and international competitions, including the Best Chardonnay of the World (Chardonnay du Monde) for its 2011 Gran Clot dels Oms Chardonnay.

To continue with our wine tour, we will head north towards another wonderful estate, Oller del Mas, located in a different wine-making region well-known for its red wines: D.O. Pla de Bages. If you thought you had had your share of history, prepare to wander through medieval Catalonia by entering the restored 10th century castle in which this winery is to be found nowadays. Behind its thick walls of stone lives the very strong and pioneer ambition of its owner, Frank, which is targeted at recovering the grape varieties that traditionally belonged to the area but were nearly extinct after the wine cataclysm that phylloxera plague caused in the 19th century.

Visit their vineyards, hear about their history and learn how wines are traditionally crafted in this château estate. Your wine tour will conclude, of course, with more wine! Taste a selection of three exclusive ecological wines, delectably paired with a local cheese platter – the cherry on top of this Wine, Tapas & Cava experience.

Head back to the vibrant Barcelona after an intense afternoon of wine, gastronomy and culture to be dropped off, again, at the very city center. What a fabulous day trip!


Highlights

  • Discover the history of Barcelona, Catalonia through its wines and cavas
  • Visit two family-run boutique wineries
  • Learn all about the wine-making and cava-making processes
  • Visit the vineyards, production plant and barrels room
  • Taste exclusive wines and cavas as well as tapas and snacks

Approximate tour schedule                           

12:15 pm Meet at Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café)
12:30 pm Departure for Finca Ca n'Estella
1:15 pm Guided visit through Ca n’Estella private house and cellar
2:00 pm Cava tasting (3 cavas) and local tapas lunch
3:00 pm Departure to Oller del Mas estate
3:45 pm Guided visit through Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castle
4:45 pm Wine tasting (3 organic wines) and cheese platter
6:00 pm Departure for Barcelona
7:00-7:30 pm* Arrival to Plaza Catalunya (by the Hard Rock Café)                                                

*Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1 h – 1 h 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Inclusions

  • Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Guided visit at Ca n’Estella cava cellar and private house
  • Tasting of three Rabellat i Vidal premium cavas
  • Regional tapas lunch
  • Guided visit to Oller del Mas cellar, castle, and vines
  • Tasting of three ecological wines
  • Artisanal cheese tasting
  • Possibility to purchase wine at both cellars (shipping available)
  • Bottle of water, provided towards the end of the tour
  • Maximum of 16 people per guide

 

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities

Additional Information

  • Meeting point is Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café).
  • Tour starts at 12:30 pm, please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • Once at the meeting point, please look for a bright pink umbrella.
  • All tours depart on time to avoid delays. Please note that late arrivals or no shows may be rescheduled, but not refunded.
  • There is a limit of 16 people per group, although we reserve the right to extend the limit to 18.
  • Transportation will be shared with other groups.
  • You may book this as a private tour, also in other languages. Check out this link for more information.
  • If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
  • Temperatures in the wineries tend to be more extreme than in Barcelona. Please check the weather forecast the day before and dress accordingly.
  • Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but note that no car seat or meals are provided.
  • All dietary allergies or restrictions are catered for. Please inform us upon booking.

Number of people in your group

Ticket type Price Nº of persons
Adult 73.95€
Senior
> 65 y/o
71.95€
Child
4-12 y/o
39.95€
Infant
Children under 3 y/o may join any tour free of charge, but please note no food, drinks or car seats are provided
0€
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