Full-Day Wines of Catalunya and D.O.Q Priorat Tour

Full-Day Wines of Catalunya and D.O.Q Priorat Tour

Enjoy exclusive visits and tastings at privately hosted venues for a wide and balanced variety of the wines

Tour type: Group , Duration: 11 Hours

Product ID: 43117
Description

Enjoy an incredible day trip into the Priorat, one of Spain’s top wine regions, full of some of the finest wines from some of the greatest and highest rated wineries.
 
The Priorat ‘viñedos’ are considered to be some of the oldest and wisest of the Spanish vines. Thanks to the limited rain, high filtration and mineral-rich soil, wines from the Priorat are renowned for their distinct, consistent character.  These full-bodied wines that are derived from the black slate-laden soil have found their way to the top ratings of the world’s leading wine industry journals. 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.
 
Depending on the day, lunch is a carefully paired tasting menu that is either hosted at one of the wineries or at a local, traditional restaurant showcasing local wines. Priorat wine tours provide an excellent opportunity to add some amazing wines to your personal wine collection that would be otherwise very difficult and/or expensive to acquire from outside the Priorat or Spain.
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Enjoy an incredible day trip into the Priorat, one of Spain’s top wine regions, full of some of the finest wines from some of the greatest and highest rated wineries.
 
The Priorat ‘viñedos’ are considered to be some of the oldest and wisest of the Spanish vines. Thanks to the limited rain, high filtration and mineral-rich soil, wines from the Priorat are renowned for their distinct, consistent character.  These full-bodied wines that are derived from the black slate-laden soil have found their way to the top ratings of the world’s leading wine industry journals. 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.
 
Depending on the day, lunch is a carefully paired tasting menu that is either hosted at one of the wineries or at a local, traditional restaurant showcasing local wines. Priorat wine tours provide an excellent opportunity to add some amazing wines to your personal wine collection that would be otherwise very difficult and/or expensive to acquire from outside the Priorat or Spain.
 
The tour starts with 1h 45m drive to the incredibly beautiful and rugged Priorat wine region, with it's steep hills covered from top to bottom in craggy vines. First on the agenda is a visit the tiny village of Morera de Montsant to take in the stunning views at the foothills of Montsant. From here you will be able to get an overview of the entire region and your guide will give you a bit of an orientation. Afterwards, stop at a small winery for a three-product tasting of terrific Priorat wines.
The next stop is the village of Gratallops, where you will head for a private tour and tasting at the renowned Clos Figueras winery and estate.  This winery is run by Christopher Cannan, who is known for being one of the first in the region and is quite a charming character. Their wines are produced with their own grapes from old vines, without watering the vines and without using insecticides or any other synthetic products. While there, you'll enjoy a fantastic, traditional lunch in the winery.

After lunch, drive to the tiny village of Porrera to meet with Paco Castillo-Serrano of the family-run Clos Dominic winery to tour their beautiful vineyards and taste their fabulous vintages. This old-vine vineyard (with many vines over 100 years old) was purchased by Paco and his wife, Dominic, in 1998 when they began to fulfill their dream of creating their own wines. To this day, they manage and harvest their vineyards with help only from family and friends.




Once you finish the visit and tasting with Paco, you will drive back to Barcelona, arriving in the city around 7-8pm. 

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About this activity
Tour Timings
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Group size
1 - 8
Languages
English
The meeting point
Barcelona

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Includes
  • Three winery visits
  • Wine tastings
  • Catalan countryside meal with wine pairing
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining, English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in a modern, air conditioned touring van

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Payment Policy

Clients pay the full ammount directly to Winerist.

There would be a surcharge of 15 Euros / person if clients end up being the only two on a non-private day trip

Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.


Cancellation Policy

For cancellations up to 48h before the tour departure, a 30% of the total ammount will be owed.

Cancellations less than 48h before tour departure are not refundable, and a 100% of the total ammount will be owed.

Organized by

Andrew

Hailing from a small farm in Scotland, Andrew is one-half Scottish, fifty percent Canadian, one-sixteenth Indian and, recently, two-thirds of a fifth Catalan. He is terrible at arithmetic but excellent with names and faces. He is passionate about art, history and local Catalan culture, and a true expert of the Priorat wines. Exploring this region with him provides a unique and authentic perspective over the people, the gastronomy and the wines of this magic land.


Product ID: 43117

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