Penedès wine tour

Penedès wine tour

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Today we will talk about Penedès wine tour and the best wineries to visit in the Penedès . Penedès is a large wine region in Catalonia, Spain, known for the production of high quality and world famous wines. There are several reasons why the Penedès has acquired this reputation:

Geographical location: The Penedès is in a privileged geographical location, close to the Mediterranean Sea and protected by the coastal mountains. This environment provides a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, dry summers, ideal conditions for growing grapes.

Variety of microclimates: Within the Penedès, there is a diversity of microclimates due to the region’s topography and proximity to the sea. This allows for the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties, from those used in the production of fresh white wines to red grapes used in the production of robust red wines.

Winemaking tradition: The Penedès has a long history of wine production dating back to Roman times. Over the centuries, the region has perfected its cultivation and winemaking techniques, passing on the knowledge from generation to generation.

Diversity of grape varieties: The Penedès is known for its diversity of grape varieties, both white and red. Among the white varieties are Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada, used in the production of cava, a sparkling wine similar to champagne. Red varieties such as Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon are also grown.

Cava: The Penedès is especially famous for the production of cava, a sparkling wine made following the traditional method. Many wineries in the region specialize in the production of high quality cava, which has earned an excellent international reputation.

Innovation and modernization: Over the years, Penedès wineries have invested in modernizing their facilities and winemaking techniques, combining tradition with innovation to produce high quality wines and remain at the forefront of the wine industry.

International promotion: The Penedès wineries have worked hard to promote their wines in international markets, which has contributed to the recognition and appreciation of the region’s wines around the world.

Some outstanding wineries in the Penedès that are widely recognized for their quality and tradition:

Freixenet: This is one of the most famous Cava wineries in the world. They offer guided tours and tastings, and their modernist building is impressive.

For over 150 years, our family has been dedicated to the art of winemaking. This experience lives inside every bottle we produce. True to our roots, at Freixenet we continue to strive to make the best wines with passion and to help the world celebrate every moment.

Freixenet’s vineyards are concentrated in the heart of the Penedès region, a privileged area influenced by the Mediterranean climate and with three different growing areas: coast, plain and mountain.
Three ideal soils for the classic varieties of cava: Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada.


Adults: 16,50 €.
Children (from 9 to 17 years old): 11,50 €.
Children (from 0 to 8 years old): Free of charge
Senior citizens, large families, people with functional diversity: 14,20 €.

*The price includes the visit to Freixenet and the tasting of two cavas (0.0 for minors).

HOURS: Every day of the week according to availability. Prior reservation is required.

Codorníu: Codorníu, the oldest leading cava company in Spain, a symbol of passion, innovation and loyalty to our origins.

With more than 450 years of history, we are the oldest wine and cava producer in Spain, a symbol of passion, innovation and loyalty to our origins.
Inspiring every moment of celebration since the creation of the first cava by Josep Raventós.

Discover the place where it all began. The origin of cava. The steps we followed more than 450 years ago. The heritage of 18 generations of the same family of winemakers.

Torres: One of the largest and most prestigious wineries in Spain, known for its red and white wines.
Rooted in the winemaking tradition of the Penedès since the 16th century, the Torres family founded their winery in Vilafranca del Penedès in 1870, more than 150 years ago. Historically present in the Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat and Costers del Segre, Familia Torres also has vineyards and wineries in the main Spanish appellations -Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Rías Baixas-, as well as internationally in Chile and California.

Visit to the Familia Torres winery with wine and cheese pairings
Torres Family
Saturdays at 12.30 p.m. in Spanish.
Sundays at 11.45h in Catalan.

Jean Leon: A boutique winery that produces high-end wines, especially reds.

Jean Leon is a Penedès winery founded in 1963 and recognized for the production of quality wines and noble varieties. It has a history linked to Hollywood and works with cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and chardonnay varieties. Today, the Jean Leon Visitor Center offers a complete experience with screenings, museum, tours of the facilities and wine tasting.
The Jean Leon Visitor Center, created in 2002, offers a very interesting session for this Torrelavit winery. It begins with the projection of a video about the biography of Jean Leon and the origins of the winery. Then you go to the room-museum Jean Leon, with memories of the life of this character. You can also see the winemaking and aging facilities of the winery.
The visits end with a tasting of some of the winery’s products. In addition, the different plots of vineyards that make up the estate are crossed by marked trails that offer the possibility of a walk.

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