Experience the traditional culture of Cava and discover the flavors and aromas of wines from Penedès, in a scene of spectacular vineyards and wineries that are authentic heritage of Catalonia.
What to Expect
Meet your guide to take the rail to move to the center of Catalonia, where it is located - 45 minutes from Barcelona - the Penedès wine region. Thanks to the influence of the sun and the Mediterranean Sea, the Penedès has one of the widest varieties of grapes in any wine region in the world.
You will enter in this idyllic spot with the local train while our guide explains you about the features of the area and the importance of its wines. Stop at Sant Sadurni D'Anoia, where in their fields the most international Catalan product is obtained: the Cava. Here you will discover the origins of this sparkling wine - equivalent to the French champagne - in an entertaining journey through the history and culture of the town.
Firstly, visit Freixenet, one of the most traditional cellars of the country, whose origins date back to 1861. You will dive into the history of the legendary company, one of the largest producers of cava in the world, and its guides will explain you everything about the cava production process, from the first pressing of the grapes to the secondary fermentation. In turn, you will see how technology has adapted to the traditional method, on a train ride for its extensive underground facilities.
Finally, as is to be expected, Freixenet will offer you the chance to taste the different Cava of the house. Maybe you would love to purchase some exemplary in its store "Dolores Ferrer" which houses an assortment of products to meet the diverse palates. A short walking tour through the center of Sant Sadurní ends to show the importance of Cava in the historical development of the area - there are more than 80 local producers spread over the streets . The boom in wine production in the late nineteenth century is reflected in the beautiful modernist facades of the buildings from the center of the town.
The morning will end in "La Fassina' Cava Welcome Center", a former distillery that now proposes, in its historical spaces, an interactive journey through the history and culture of Sant Sadurní. Here you will understand why this town lives for the cava for more than a century. La Fassina offers 1,200 square meters journey through the world of cava, its art of life and spirit of celebration.
- Tour guide
- Transportation in RENFE Rodalies train
- Visit Freixenet Cellars and tasting
- Visit Cava Welcome Center
Know Before You Go
• Booking minimum 2 people