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Best wine tours in Catalonia

Why Visit Catalonia?

Catalonia is famous for it’s vibrant capital city, Barcelona. But beyond the city so beloved for its gastronomy, art and architecture is a region of true diversity with the Pyrenees Mountains in the north, the inactive volcano of Garrotxa, and the Mediterranean coastline dotted with ancient fishing villages. A trip to Catalonia isn’t complete without exploring the traditional cuisines and exquisite wines. There are plenty of fantastic food and wine tours in Catalonia that will take you on a cultured gastronomical journey through excellent seafood dishes, paella, and amazing wine. The choice of wineries to visit in Catalonia are endless with over 300 wineries to explore. Whether you tour the Penèdes or find yourself in the mountains of Lleida. Visitors can expect wine tastings, vineyard tours, and even vinotherapy treatment.


Within just an hour from Barcelona, Catalonia offers an array of wonderful wine regions and wineries to explore. You can choose a wine tour leaving from Barcelona to visit the beautiful and rugged Priorat wine region, choosing from small boutique wineries or famous estates like Clos Figueras. The Priorat ‘viñedos’ are considered to be some of the oldest in Spain. Thanks to the limited rain, high filtration and mineral-rich soil, wines from the Priorat are renowned for their distinct, consistent character. The scenery you’ll enjoy while winding through the steep hills and river canyons is unparalleled and makes it easy to appreciate what these old and young generation vintners have crafted. Some of the most popular wine tours of Priorat include visits to the villages of Morera de Montsant, Gratallops and Porrera and include a traditional local lunch. 

DO Alella is another wonderful Catalonia wine region you can easily visit from Barcelona. And, what’s best about this wine region is that you can even visit it by sail boat! Wine tours to this region can leave Barcelona by boat, sailing along the Barcelona coast visiting family-run wineries and including sommelier-guided tastings.

Just 45 minutes from Barcelona you can explore El Penedès wine country, best known for its production of Cava (sparkling wine). It is one of the oldest wine-making regions in Europe and one of the most important wine producing areas around Barcelona. With hotel pick up in Barcelona you can visit this wine region, exploring family-run cava cellars and organic wineries, learning from the local winemakers how they make their wine and the long history of wine production in this region. For the adventurous traveller, you can join a wine tour by 4x4 jeep.


Barcelona is famous for its tapas and taking a food tour of Barcelona is a wonderful way to get to the heart of this vibrant city. You can enjoy the ultimate Barcelona gastronomic experience visiting the historic neighborhoods of La Barceloneta, and trendy El Born, uncovering their hidden secrets, local markets, and feasting on the local specialities. Tours take you through the narrow alleys while discovering the most authentic Spanish flavours and feasting on local cuisine like octopus, mussels, anchovies, baby squids, prawns croquetes, cheese, Iberian sausages and Iberian ham. And of course, it will all be paired with the best local Catalonia wine.

Tours to the wine regions of Catalonia also very foodie-friendly as they include traditional lunches and tastings of the regional cuisine alongside the wines.  


The beauty and peace of Catalonia has made this lovely region a popular destination for centuries. A whole host of famous names have made this little northeasten corner of Spain their home, from prominent architect Antoni Gaudí, to highly-acclaimed artists including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miro. Catalonia's rural lifestyle separates much of the region from the much-loved regional capital Barcelona, but it is still possible to find plenty of lively beaches and energetic nightlife outside the city if you are seeking some fun in the sun.

Catalonia differs slightly from Spain not only for having its own Catalonian language, but also for its own tradition and culture - Catalonia's residents are extremely proud of their region, much preferring to be referred to as Catalan rather than Spanish (the topic of independence from Spain is one that occurs often and is passionately debated). The region is very popular amongst tourists for its natural beauty, outdoor activities, historic monuments, as well as being one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in Spain.

Montserrat is at the heart of Catalan identity and another very good reason to visit Catalonia! Fantastic nature, peculiar rock formations, impressive views and richness in history and culture is what you can expect when visiting this town. You can combine a visit to Montserrat with a visit and tasting at a boutique winery.

Plan Your Visit

Best Known Grapes

Some of the popular grapes found in Catalonia include Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo (used for the region's famous sparkling Cava wines) as well as Garnacha, Monastrell and Tempranillo for deep, rich reds.  
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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Catalonia is in the midst of spring to the beginning of summer (Mid-April - June). During this period, there will be fewer crowds and the weather will be ideal for outdoor activities as well as visiting the vineyards without oppressive heat to contend with. Catalonia boasts around 300 days of sunshine each year, so a visit during winter shouldn’t be overlooked. Stroll along the Mediterranean coast and enjoy the winter festivities, particularly around the mountain areas.
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How long to stay

We suggest spending up to a week in Catalonia if you truly want to explore the popular cultural sites. Journey over to Barcelona and visit Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces like the Basílica de la Sagrada Família. Hike the mighty Montserrat and the wine trails in Priorat and visit the Salvador Dali Museum. Discover the wineries of Catalonia and enjoy scenic tastings in the luscious vineyards.
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How to get there

If you’re flying into Catalonia, the airport most people arrive in is Barcelona Airport . But the other international airports located in Catalonia that has international flights are Girona-Costa Brava Airport , Reus Airport and Lleida-Alguaire Airport (the smallest one). 
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