The privileged location of Penedès and its proximity to Barcelona and Tarragona make it an excellent place to spend a day with your family or as a couple. Wine tasting or maridage with gastronomy, bicycle trips through the vineyards, excursions to the most beautiful spots of the region, outdoor summer dinners between the vines, a day of adventure for small children in Parc de les Deus of Sant Quintí de Mediona… We can adapt to your needs and organise your day with your favourite activities, guided or for free, and we can book a table for lunch or dinner in one of our recommended restaurants so that you can enjoy the local cuisine. Come and discover Penedès, the vineyards of Barcelona.
These are some of the activities that you can book through us:
ENO-TOURISM COCK FAIR PACKAGE “TASTE IT”
Saturday, December 10 a.m. Audio-guided visit to Vinseum, the Wine Culture Museum of Catalonia in Vilafranca del Penedès. 12 p.m. Arrival to the Cock Fair and free visit, where we can taste the local cuisine of Penedès and discover the different wine tastes and aromas. FOWL
MARKET AND SLAUGHTERHOUSE. Exhibition of all kinds of country fowl: black cocks of Penedès, ducks, capons, chickens, turkeys, goose, etc. Possibility of buying them alive with a free slaughter service. SUPER CHRISTMAS WINE CELLAR Point of wine tasting and sale of wine and other local products.
2 p.m. Vilafranca ‘Ve de Gust’ Menu with the associated restaurants, where you will be able to taste black cock and duck from Penedès, amongst other dishes.
5 p.m. Visit to Pinord Caves with a long family tradition and guided wine or cava tasting.
Night at the hotel
Sunday, December. Breakfast at Hotel Domo of Vilafranca. Possibility of attending folk events within the Cock Fair at 11 a.m. We offer a guided tour to Medieval Vilafranca.
Includes: 1 night at Hotel Domo with breakfast included. Entry to Vinseum with a tasting at its wine cellar. Entry to the Fair: broth, bread, free empty wine glass, dessert (Garlanda cake and catànies) and coffee. Visit to the Pinord Caves with wine or cava tasting.
THE SECRETS OF ‘FESTA MAJOR’ OF VILAFRANCA
If you and your friends want to discover one of the most typical Catalan traditional festivities, don’t miss the ‘Festa Major’ of Vilafranca del Penedès, declared a national heritage event by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government). It is held on August 29, 30 and 31 and September 1 and 2. We have an interesting combination of ‘Festa Major’ with guided visits and wine tasting to the wine cellars of Penedès. You can attend the spectacular human castle celebrations, where you can appreciate extra-level 9-storey human castles, and with a bit of luck, 10-storey human castles. Take the chance to live one of the most unique and old ‘festa major’ still alive. You will be collected from the airport and taken to Vilafranca, where you will stay in a local hotel.
SAILING BOAT TRIP WITH WINE TASTING AROUND THE GARRAF COAST
Embark on an amazing experience along the Garraf Coast on a commanded sailing boat and feel the freedom of sailing without an engine and the landscape of pine trees, rocks and cliffs of the Natural Park of Garraf. The boat will sail from the Port of Vilanova to Sitges, where it will anchor in front of the church of Saint Bartholomew and Santa Tecla. The route goes on to Port Ginesta to enjoy a refreshing swim at the Balbins and Home Mort small beaches while tasting a rosé wine surrounded by calm waters. We can optionally enjoy a sea-based meal at Port d’Aiguadolç. On our way back, we will appreciate the sunset.
Dates: 01/05/2013 to 31/10/2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Price: from 83 euros/person (min. 6 people)
Place: Vilanova i la Geltrú
For: 6 to 10 people
Language: Catalan, Spanish, English
“SUC DE VIDA” IN FOIX PARK
Walk between vines through the Natural Park of Foix while discovering the Suc de Vida project. The project intends to teach the wine culture, its viticulture geography and its local varieties, while tasting the variety of musts made in the traditional way. Depending on the season, we can learn about the different wine-related professions, such as pruning, trimming or wine harvesting. In Castellet i la Gornal, we will visit the castle from 977 (only open on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month). Finally, we can enjoy a typical lunch with Penedès cuisine.
Dates: All year around (2013).
Price: 15 euros/person (adult).
Children: Free up to 6 years.
Place: Torrelletes to Castellet
For: 6 persons
Language: Catalan, Spanish, English