In the Mediterranean basin it is harvest time from mid-August until mid-October.
Barcelona is located in an area whose surroundings (between 30min and 2 hours) there are many wineries producing highly prized wines, some of them have wine tourism offers. A great proposal for tourism in Barcelona.
Catalonia has been a land of wines since ancient times, and currently has an extensive production of and multitude of wineries of small wine producers, who have recovered the tradition with a strong accent on the modernity of their productions and a clear commitment to the future and export all over the world. For the tourism of Barcelona it is a good opportunity to visit a wine area that will not disappoint you.
In Catalonia there are 11 different denominations of origin of wine, and each of them has its different characteristics:
In the same province of Barcelona, less than an hour away by car, we have the DO of Alella to the north, Penedés to the southeast and Pla del Bages to the northeast.
The wines of the D.O Alella, are mostly white, light, fruity and crystalline and fresh wines that perfectly match with starters, soft cheeses, fried fish …
The white wines of the D.O Penedés. are excellent, fresh, crystalline, fruity and with low alcohol content, its red wines are soft, but with character. Some wineries also have more elaborate and more full-bodied red wines.
Another of the D.O in the province of Barcelona is Pla del Bages that produces strong wines, with a lot of personality and increasingly appreciated.
A little further from the city of Barcelona are wineries in the other provinces of Catalonia, which can be accessed in a short time, most of them with good wines recognized internationally. In all these places we can also enjoy a high-level cuisine, which perfectly matches the wines of the area and will not disappoint visitors.
We can find more D.O in the following provinces:
- Girona: Empordà – near the sea, the Costa Brava and the Dalí Museum
- Lleida: Conca de Barbera, Costers del Segre
- Tarragona, with its own C, Tarragona, has a part of the DO Penedés and also Terra Alta, Montsant and Priorat.
- The rest of the wine produced in Catalonia has the DO Catalunya
Come with us to enjoy wine and flight. A different way of sightseeing in Barcelona. CatHelicopters Transportation by Air
We offer visits to: Cavas Vilarnau, Cavas Raventós i Blanc, Can Rafols del Caus, Can Bonastre, andRest. Santa Marta, in the Penedés, and Mont Sant Benet in the Bages