Your guide to Penedès Wine Route


September 2022 - by Winetourism.com

It does good also to take walks out of doors, that our spirits may be raised and refreshed by the open air and fresh breeze: sometimes we gain strength by driving in a carriage, by travel, by change of air, or by social meals and a more generous allowance of wine.

— Seneca

Penedès Wine Route allow you to explore and learn about this land with all of your senses. Listen to it, walk through it, and simply relax. Learn about the Penedès, a region with its own identity and rich diversity that revolves on the culture of wine and cava.

The Penedès vineyard is born and matures between the Catalan pre-coastal mountains and the little plains of the Mediterranean coast, right in the heart of the central valley. Images of farmhouses, neighborhoods and historic castles are usually depicted in this multicolored landscape area, telling us about the character of a region where the various cultures that have inhabited it have left precious heritage.

What to Explore in Penedès Wine Route?

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.

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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.

1. Ride your bike around Penedès on the Penedès 360 path

Are you looking for a new biking adventure? Penedès 360 are three circular cycling paths that run around the Penedès region. Each route is developed in stages, one per day, and for several cycling modalities: gravel, road, and mountain. It might be a lovely walk or a sporting challenge!

2. Find an amazing variety of scenery, including forests, vineyards, and beaches

It is obviously true that it is always a good time to unplug and recover one's mind, body, and soul, as well as to appreciate freedom and the outdoors. Penedès' three sceneries will surprise you: woodland, grape, and beach. In the Foix Park, you may enjoy the fresh air, the water in the Parc dels Talls or the environs of Les Dous, and the sun on the beaches of Garraf and Baix Penedès.

3. Admire the landscape from one of the 5 Miravinya

With five viewpoints along the Miravinya route, you can explore the various Penedès landscapes and take in each one's distinctive architectural or artistic elements. Visit each location and scan the QR code to hear a story, legend, or enigma. Miravinya route is ideal for a family road trip that goes through the geography, nature, and culture of the wine landscape. And, of course, the views from there are unrivaled!

4. Give one of your day to explore Vilafranca del Penedès

There are so many possibilities in the Wine Capital that you may need more than one day. The urban wine and tapas route, the modernist route, the medieval route with augmented reality, a visit to the patrimonial cemetery, or a walk through the old town will take you to the city's most iconic spots. In the spring and summer, don't miss the guided tour of the bell tower and the sunset from the top!

5. Visit a winery of the Penedès Wine Route, of course

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.

How to book a wine tour?

Winetourism.com is an online booking service, with the world’s largest coverage of wine experiences. Whether you are looking for a wine tasting, local cooking experiences or you want to be part of harvest and winemaking process, they help you plan your wine tour.

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!

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Interactive space with audiovisual resources where we explain the town's history, Fil.loxera and Cava.
The Castle of the Holy Cross is a fortified area from the medieval period, first documented in 1037
Sant Martí Sarroca’s medieval church and castle are regarded as an historic and artistic site of national interest.
The Museum is located in the original installations of the steam locomotive depot of Vilanova i la Geltrú, some railway constructions done between the

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