Catalonia is one of the most important wine-growing areas in Spain. It has 12 certificates of origin, each with its own characteristics.
Vineyard has been growing there for 2,500 years, when it was introduced by the Romans to produce wine for the soldiers.
The only periods in which wine was stopped during Muslim domination and when the phylloxera plague devastated its cultivation completely at the end of the 19th century.
Today Catalonia is the most important wine-producing region in the country, with around 400 million bottles each year, half of which of cava sparkling wine. Wine is part of our culture and we are very proud of it. Everyone likes a different kind of wine and there is a lot to choose from.
You can enjoy wine tastings in first-class wineries; dine in magical restaurants and delight in captivating landscapes of lush vineyards and charming villages.
In this map you see the different wine region around us. Even there are so many, and every one of them has its special features, we offer tours only in areas maximum 2 hours away from Barcelona: Penedés, Alella and Priorat
This region is one hour away from Barcelona and is best known for its cavas and white and red wines and, more recently, for the new Corpinnat cavas. The vineyards in Penedès were fist planted in Roman times, as the land was very much praised. At that time it was the wine for the soldiers, but since then we have learned very much and improved a lot. So much so that it has become the best known area of all where 90% of the cava produced in Spain is made.
Today, this denomination of origin comprises 26000 hectares where traditional grape varieties (xarel·lo, macabeu, parellada, tempranillo, sumoll…) and international varieties (chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir) are grown. The variety of high-quality wines that are made in Penedès is remarkable.
The wine that no one wanted 50 years ago… is now the most appreciated. The slate terrain is so special that it makes some unique wines and olive oils ranked among the best in the world. The Priorat region is associated with famous wines, but it also has beautiful agricultural landscape, with Siurana and the Carthusian monastery of Escala Dei as the most special places.
Viticulture has been practiced there for 800 years, since the Carthusian monks settled in Scala Dei. We now have wineries on 41 plots placed between 400 and 800 meters above sea level on 3 types of soil (slate, clay and calcareous soils).
It is the closest wine area to Barcelona (20 km away only). It is best known for white wines. The main varieties are white raisins and white grenache. Aromatic rosé wines are also made, with Grenache, Merlot and pink raisins. Fifty winegrowers cultivate 227 hectares, and there are only nine wineries.
The area is located between the sea and the mountains.
In Roman times, Pliny and Marcial already cited their wines as Laietan wines. In the Middle Ages they were the favorites in Barcelona, and in modern times they were exported to the Spanish colonies overseas.
The DO Alella is one of the smallest and oldest in the Iberian Peninsula.