Come to Penedès, get ready for summer!

June 2022

Penedès is a nice holiday destination just 40 minutes outside Barcelona and Tarragona, but still to be discovered by many.  The wine region is rural and authentic, with small villages with and a slow life that immediately takes over you.

Yet, if your are looking for things to do, there are a many activities, wine tours to do, gastronomy, local festivities and places to discover. Do you need more reasons to visit Penedès this summer?

 

 

Al fresco: Music, wine and gastronomy

Summer always comes with a good dose of music. Music festivals are in full swing, and concerts in wineries and unique venues fill the calendar with interesting dates during the summer.

On the first weekend in July, jazz lovers meet at the Vijazz Penedès to enjoy international stars on the stage in Plaça Jaume I, combining the chance to taste and discover DO Penedès wines. Consider planning you stay in advance, so you ccan have time to explore Penedès and take a wine tour in the morning and enjoy jazz and wine in the afternoon.

During the weekends of July, Subirats hosts the small Festival de Música a les Vinyes, in a little-known setting, such as the town of Torre-Ramona. At the end of the concerts, a glass of cava and a tasting of local Ordal peach is offered.

 

Summer nights in wineries are not only about concerts and music, but also gastronomic nights and wine events. They are the perfect excuse to go out with your group of friends or to have a summer night date! Special pairings, gastronomic nights with renowned chefs and events to observe and admire the falling stars around Sant Llorenç.

It is just as wonderful to listen to some amazing music with vineyard backdrops and starlit skies overhead.

>>All special dates in the AGENDA

Sunset in the wine bar

During spring and fall, there is nothing locals like more than spending time with friends and family having a drink in the many wine bars in the area. But in summer, afternoons are very warm, so wine bars open later in the evening. That gives us glorious picture: watching the sunsets with a glass in hand.

>> The Wine Bars of the Penedès Wine Route

 

 

Museums in the summer

The hottest times of the day are perfect for visiting museums and venues that talk about the culture of wine and cava, art and artists, the presence of water and paper in the Penedès and many other topics that may surprise you. Summer is also about culture and learning about the legacy of the place where you are! 

>> The origins of wine and cava        >> Art and artists       >> Historical Memory      >> Science, technology and crafts

>> Unique lives and traditions

The summer cocktail: beach and wine tours

A refreshing bath in the morning and a glass of wine in a winery in the afternoon? It's one of the hottest summer cocktails!

The pleasant beaches of the Penedès coast, which stretch through the Garraf and the Baix Penedès, are great for a playful or relaxing beach day. And when the afternoon, go for the Penedès Wine Route. 15 minutes from the beach, you will find the wineries of Penedès Wine Route, in the valley of vineyards that extends to the horizon, looking at Montserrat mountain in the background.

>> Activities offered by the Penedès Wine Route 

>> Travel ideas: what can I visit in the coastline villages?

Photo: Parés Baltà
Festa de la verema: pícnics als cellers

On the 3rd and 4th of September, the Harvest Festival will be held in the Penedès for the third year in a row. Keep the date on your calendar so you don't get caught off guard at the end of summer!
Once again, the wineries of the Penedès Wine Route welcome the season of harvest activities for visitors, offering a truly authentic experience: a picnic in the winery.

Each winery has a special picnic for this day, with differents options: snacks, brunch or lunch, always with a good combination of their wines.
Penedès Harvest Fest kicks off a month of September full of activities for visitors, to experience first hand the most special moment in Penedès wine region.

>> Harvest Festival in the Penedès 2022 · Picnics in the cellars

 

Castellers exhibiton days and festes majors in every town

Lots of things return to the villages of Penedès for the summer: music, folklore, traditions, the excitement of witnessing the castellers (human towers) in an diada (exhibition day) and a lot of gunpowder and fireworks!

Every weekend of summer there is a Festa Major (the big local festivity) in a village, to celebrate the local and Catalan traditions. It is a great opportunity to join the the celebration, get to meet new people and connect with us on another level. Discover Penedès from top to bottom by doing a festamajor route!

>> Festa Major de Vilanova i la Geltrú: Santa Neus July
>> Festa Major de El Vendrell: Santa Anna 26 July
>> Festa Major Vilafranca del Penedès: Sant Fèlix 30-31 August

>> Festivities, events and  on our AGENDA

 

 

Discover

Main attractions

Interactive space with audiovisual resources where we explain the town's history, Fil.loxera and Cava.
The Museum is located in the original installations of the steam locomotive depot of Vilanova i la Geltrú, some railway constructions done between the
The permanent exhibition at the VINSEUM is dedicated to the vineyard and wine, and the close connection these have with the Penedès region and Catalonia. Your journey starts on the third floor of the Royal Palace and ends with a cava or wine tasting in the tavern of the museum.
Sant Martí Sarroca’s medieval church and castle are regarded as an historic and artistic site of national interest.

Where to go

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What to do in Penedès

Agenda

Vilafranca del Penedès Tourism Office
Basilica of Santa Maria
July 23 and 30, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, September 3, 10, 17 and 24, October 1, 8 and 15
CIM · Malvasia de Sitges Interpretation Centre
Cau Ferrat Museum
Sitges Tourism Office
28 i 29 de Juliol - 25 i 26 d'Agost

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