Your guide to Penedès Wine Route
September 2022 - by Winetourism.com
The Penedès region is less than 30 minutes south of Barcelona and 15 minutes from the stunning beaches of Sitges. It's a one-of-a-kind countryside, distinguished by its infinite vineyards, sprinkled with rural tourism enterprises, rich and distinctive, and a plethora of wineries and cellars that have achieved international reputation in this area. The Penedès offers a diverse tourism offer that appeals to all requirements and interests, from the seashore to the mountains of the pre-littoral.
The tour is a real feast for the senses and offers the visitor a multitude of experiences: exploring wine cellars, tasting the flavors of Spain's finest wines, uncovering centuries-old traditions and culinary secrets in hidden locales, visiting ancient monasteries with their aromatic cloisters and enjoying a cuisine in an outdoor restaurant with spectacular views of the countryside.
Penedès Wine Route has small wineries with family-owned vineyards as well as cooperative wineries with traditional methods, and high-tech facilities. You'll get to taste wines from the Xarel-lo grape, a variety that is one of the most expressive expressions in cava sparkling wines and which makes an excellent pairing with many dishes.
Penedès sparkling wine Cava - A national pride of Spain
Penedès wines have their own distinct personality. They have come a long way and are now recognized and loved all around the world. The flavor, the perfume, the body—all combine to create wines of remarkable quality. These distinctive qualities are also the result of climatic and geographical shifts in this area of contrasts, which is immersed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Penedès is the greatest producer of sparkling Spanish wine known as cava, which translates to “wine cellar,” since aging in wine cellars is an essential and crucial stage of its manufacture.
Cava represents modernity in the long and fascinating universal history of the vine and wine, the sublimation of the art of creating wine, the compilation of everything that the winegrower has learned over generations. The Penedès is the birthplace of cava, with Sant Sadurn d'Anoia at the helm, a municipality where traditional viticulture and cava production conditions are formed.
The Penedès Wine Route offers one of the most robust wine tourism offerings, with over 70 wineries to visit and over 100 activities to select from. There are micro-wineries, huge multinational brands, and medium-sized wineries and winegrowers, all with a distinct and authentic personalities. Also, wine bars are becoming an increasingly popular part of local wine culture: mostly in the open air, visitors enjoy a bottle of wine with appetizers having a pleasant talk in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Take a look at some of the wine tours and experiences in Penedès, choose a date, and done! Hope to see you in Penedès very soon!